We’re going to end the year with one last look at the 1976 Bass Pro Shops Christmas catalog. This time we’re looking at a Bass Pro deal on a box of worms I’d gladly pay quadruple for right now. Not for historical reasons but because they worked.
In the gift package they offer 60 6-inch worms, 24 3-inch grubs, a yellow Bass Pro worm box and a gift card – not sure what the gift card was but it didn’t cost anything. All this for the cost of $12.99.
Like I said, if offered today I’d pay $50 for the gift pack, throw away that gaudy, heat warping yellow box, sell the 3-inch grubs on eBay and place the worms in a newer 3700-style box for my use.
An interesting bit of information is also in this ad. I was under the impression that Ernest Neil was the sole proprietor of Action Lures. Evidently he also had help from Don Norton and Pete Nosser – all three Classic qualifiers back in the day.
In ending the year, we hope you’ve enjoyed these Christmas ads from 1976 this past week. All of us here at the Bass Fishing Archives wish you a Happy New Year and hope it brings you good luck and big fish. Thanks for all of your support.