Tag: old bass fishing tackle

Lew Childre – It’s All About Speed

Still, Childre’s legacy lives on in the rod and reel industry. If not for him, it could have been a couple decades before the U.S. embraced the Fuji guide (Americans still considered Japanese-made products junk in those days). His new pistol grip collet design was light years ahead of anything previous and, of course, we owe him for changing the reel industry.

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Flip Tail 1970

In the first ad, you don’t see any of their wares, just a couple anglers, John Hadad III and Don Siebert holding up stringers of fish caught on their baits in the 1970 B.A.S.S. Okalhoma National Bass Tournament.  Hadad and Siebert took first and second in that event – with FLIPTAIL worms.

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