Staring at me was an original 1976-era The Whole Flippin’ Story. I dropped everything else, sat back in my chair and read every word in it. The I compared it to the version printed in the American Bass Fisherman (ABF) magazine I had.
The advertisement that is shown above is from the July 1939 issue of Outdoor Life. It is truly historic in that it introduces the first spinning reel to the American public.
And although Gary Yamamoto has built a bait empire over the course of the last 35 years, one cannot talk about the origins of the company without mentioning Larry Snyder’s Twin T’s.
Anyway, this picture, taken from the June, 1970 issue of Fishing Facts, shows Al Linder with his clients and a nice string of largemouths taken from an unmentioned body of water.
In the email that Sonnett sent was an attachment of an early W. J. Jameson Co. ad for the Shannon Twin Spinner (1919) and a promotional write up for the Twin Spinner that appeared in the April 1917 issue of the National Sportsman.
I’d be willing to guess that there aren’t many anglers today under the age of 40 who can tell me they’ve actually seen a Shannon Twin Spin let alone caught a bass on one. I‘d be willing to go even further and bet they’ve never thrown any sort of true […]
My first answer came in Bill Dance’s book, “There He Is,” published in 1973 by B.A.S.S. In that book Dance said it was Hawk who had invented the Texas Rig, then known as the “Slip Sinker” rig.
As I was working on the backlash the worm dropped into the water. A few minutes later, after fending off an eagle dead set on nesting in my 5000C and getting the reel straightened out, I reeled up the slack. I reeled and reeled and reeled not coming tight with the bait until it was directly below the boat.
Yesterday we showed a couple of ads taken from a June 1940 issue of Hunting and Fishing magazine and today we’re going to continue on that track. This time, though, we’re going to talk about another company, possibly the biggest tackle company with respect to bass fishing in the first […]
Hand tying was labor intensive and Arbogast was looking for a quicker way to turn out baits. To decrease the labor, he turned to making skirts out of rubber. In doing that, Arbogast invented the living rubber skirt in 1936 and introduced the Hawaiian Wiggler shortly thereafter.