efore there was 360-Imaging, there was, in 1976, 360-imaging. Believe it or not. Ad is wasn’t from Humminbird but Flip Tail Lures
Then about three years ago, 360 imaging by Humminbird and forward-facing, real-time sonar by Garmin rocked the fishing world, and the talk of banning this technology has hit new heights.
“The correct procedure is to line up two objects in the same direction from the spot you’re at on the lake. Then line up two other objects either to the right or the left of you, but never behind you…Locate these objects on your map and draw two straight lines from them to your position until the lines CROSS each other. Where the lines cross indicates where you are on the lake.”
Here’s an ad that’s always made me chuckle. The interesting thing about the ad, though, is my first recollection of it was from the late 70s or early 80s.
But, nearly 10 years later the paper graph would again be on the chopping block – not because of some crazed politician, though.
This unit could be connected to any brand of depthfinder and would then “announce the depth at regular intervals.”
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…”
Designing the Pro-Guide was one of the coolest things I have ever done. That it did not sell was basically a matter of overpricing.
So, in order to placate this need, in 1982 Motor Guide came out with their solution to the problem. If one trolling motor head put out 27 pounds of thrust, all we have to do is add another head and we’ll get 54 pounds of thrust. Right?
Although there have been major strides in the manufacture of bass boats, the biggest advances (are they really?) in bass fishing have been in the line of the gadgets we use. And speaking of these gadgets, anglers today (especially those who didn’t bass fish in the 60s through 80s) take for granted all the gizmos they have on their boats – thinking that they, “can’t catch fish without them.”