Fish Tales: Florence, Alabama – Part Five

1974 Bumble Bee Spinnerbait ad. This is how Bill Huntley initially got into the fishing industry.

1974 Bumble Bee Spinnerbait ad. This is how Bill Huntley initially got into the fishing industry.

In this segment of Fish Tales, videoed at the Florence, Alabama Chamber of Commerce in November, 2014, Bill Huntley talks about how he got into the fishing industry. If you’re an old spinnerbait fan, you might remember that it was Huntley who made the Bumble Bee Spinnerbait, the first spinnerbait that incorporated a ball bearing swivel. Huntley talks about how he came to put that little piece of integral equipment on the spinnerbait, the first to sway away from barrel swivels.

Huntley is better known, though, for his ownership of T&H Marine. Even if you don’t own a Hot Foot there’s no doubt that Huntley and T&H Marine have something on your boat. From lights to cleats to livewell plumbing, T&H marine makes nearly all the accessories that go on all of today’s bass boats.

So, click on the video below and listen to Bill spin a pretty entertaining yarn about how he got into the industry. Click on the links to see Part One, Part Two, Part Three and Part Four.