Bass Pro Christmas 1976 – New Snow Suits Endorsed by LT. Dangle

Bass Pro Shops Christmas 1976 Winter Clothing Ad reprinted with permission from the 1976 Winter Issue of Western Bass Magazine.

Bass Pro Shops Christmas 1976 Winter Clothing Ad reprinted with permission from the 1976 Winter Issue of Western Bass Magazine.

Back in the days before really good cold-weather gear, serious anglers all needed something to keep them warm from the elements – especially during winter. Back then there wasn’t much to choose from. Either you used expensive ski gear or a one-piece snow mobile suit like shown at the left.

It was about this time I got my first snow mobile suit for fishing those frosty southern California winter days, and the one LT. Dangle, of Reno 911 fame, is modeling was the one. I was all of 12 years old but I felt like the pros I worshiped. The suit served me well for a couple years until I grew out of it and had to get a new one – this one manufactured by Sterns. All I can say now is Thank God for Carhartt bibs and Gortex jackets. By the way, does anyone know where to get a good pair of flight glasses and a stick-on ‘stache?

  • Rob Shaw

    There’s a good chance that my wife Jerri is in that catalog! She modeled clothes for Bass Pro in the late 70’s.

    • Really Rob? You have any old Bass Pro Catalogs? 🙂

      Terry

  • fish_food

    Uncle Buck’s bassmate?