Be sure to check out the old twin spin in the spinnerbait ad.
[Read more…] A couple of weeks ago we did the first part of the 1978 Bassmaster season and in that article, we mentioned Hurley Board’s Lake Gaston win.
But it didn’t used to be that way, and someone had to be the first to tie the two concepts (tournament winning and advertising/bait sales) together.
The Rebel ad in today’s post is likely one of the earliest examples of this melding of marketing and bait promotion.
The closest he came to that was the 1973 season where he fished five events.
Most years he only fished two or three events, yet he made the Classic the first five years in a row.
You can also revisit a tribute post we did on Floyd (Remembering A Texas Legend) back in June, 2013.
First, the 1975 Bomber ads featuring Floyd Mabry, as well as a lot of classic Bomber lures.
In fact, it’s said that at one of the first tackle shows where the products were revealed, Creme sold close to 10,000 packs. [Read more…] I would hate to venture how many rod companies are out there today – it seems every small town across America has at least one.So, in order not to leave out the ‘60s plastic worm offerings, we have a few ads from that era to show you what was hot – or maybe just trying to be sold to the angler as revolutionary.[Read more…] There is an interesting progression of development and popularity between bass anglers and their tackle management systems.In between these two eras though saw the development of a hybrid system, known most frequently by the name that Plano assigned to the box, the Magnum.Fenwick also manufactured a similar box around that time.