Month: January 2022

BPS Museum and Original Site

A few years later, after starting this site, I determined the original Brown Derby Bass Pro Shops was a few blocks away from the new BPS. If I ever got back to Springfield, I’d have to find the original.

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Bo Dowden in BASS Classic

“Natchitoches’ Villis (Bo) Dowden, front, and Roland Martin of Broken Arrow, Okla. will both be striving for the $15,000 winner-take-all purse in the fifth annual BASS Masters Classic set for Oct. 29-31 on a lake which will not be revealed until the contestants have enplaned from New Orleans Monday.”

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Bomber Lure Company

In that piece we talked about Floyd’s life and how he got into fishing full time. We also talked about his association with the Bomber Lure Company. Today we have a bit of an extension of that article with some more Bomber ads featuring Mabry and a couple others.

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