This unit could be connected to any brand of depthfinder and would then “announce the depth at regular intervals.”
The Japanese reel manufacturer, Shimano, introduced the Bantam Brush Buster baitcasting reel, which noted on its hood that it was “Designed Exclusively for Flipping.”
Into this fray came Oklahoman OT Fears III, who’d left a Federal job two years earlier to pursue a career in bass fishing. He’d fished nearly three dozen B.A.S.S. events by the time of the 1987 All-American, including two Classics
One early attempt to capitalize on this possibility was a board game called “Lunker,” introduced in 1977 and endorsed by Rick Clunn, who’d won the Bassmaster Classic in both 1976 and 1977.
Indeed, as a February 1991 Bassmaster article by Matt Vincent pointed out, “the long-awaited Global Positioning System (GPS)….(is) expected to become fully operational this year…”
In 1984, Daiwa introduced what they deemed an “All Star Lineup” of Regal Strike graphite rods. Rather than look to their fishing pro-staff for endorsements, though, they turned elsewhere, in this case to the world of more mainstream sports.
Blaukat removed the drain plug from his boat, along with the outboard cowling and trolling motor. “I flooded the whole floor and my partner and I lay on the front deck and pulled the boat through.” Fortunately, he had a 360-series Ranger, which had low sides and, more importantly, a flat transom.
“I came up with that,” he said. “A friend of mine made up some t-shirts and then I came up with this idea. The hardest part was to get them there. I needed three or four people to get them there and hand them out. But it was good for me. Any time you go somewhere and give away something like that you pick up a lot of fans.”
Originally posted 10 May, 2012 Sports Illustrated published a series of pieces on whether certain activities should be considered sports and in the March 19, 2001, issue, they addressed bass fishing: Sport? Not A Sport? This Week: Tournament Bass Fishing SPORT “Just as in golf, you need technique, concentration […]
Apparently Shakespeare wasn’t the only reel manufacturer that decided they could substantially expand their market footprint by producing electric motors.