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.
Field & Stream is essential to the Perry story and record for several reasons. Without their annual “Prize Fishing Contest,” Perry’s catch would have been lost to history. With no need to certify or memorialize the catch in some fashion, it would have disappeared. Perry took the bass home and his family ate it.
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.
“Let me get this straight. You have a load of boats that you own and you don’t know where you’re taking them and someone is going to call and tell you but you don’t know who that is?”
ou see, he said in his book to always adjust your depth so that the bottom was displayed, at the most, within the upper half of the paper (in today’s talk that would mean the upper half of the screen).
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.
“But we’re not content to publish known material. The staff and I have countless questions about fish and fishing that are begging to be answered – questions which if answered even in part, would have a tremendous impact on fishing tomorrow.”
I recently added the first published copy of the In-Fisherman magazine to my ever-growing library, and thought I’d take a moment to share it with those readers who perhaps have not seen it.
Next to that is a piece titled, “Bass in Your Own Backyard, 6 and 7 pounders in your local lakes? It’s no pipedream – and the Lindners are proving it!”