Black Bass Fishing: Robert Page Lincoln – Part 1

Black Bass Fishing - Theory and Practice by Robert Page Lincoln. First printing April 1952 Stackpole Company.

Black Bass Fishing – Theory and Practice by Robert Page Lincoln. First printing April 1952 Stackpole Company.

A big part of the history of bass fishing is looking back at the old literature to see what the state of the sport was back in time. To date we’ve done a number of old book reviews and today, we continue on that path.

I received my copy of Black Bass Fishing – Theory and Practice from Bass Fishing Archives supporter and friend, Mr. William (Bill) Sonnett. Bill is not just a student of the sport’s history, he’s an authority when it comes to old bass tackle and literature and for years has written a column named Deconstructing Old Ads on Dr. Todd Larson’s website, Fishing for History. It’s nice to have Bill around when we have a question here with respect what happened in the old days. [Read more…]

Advanced Bait Casting by Charles K. Fox – Part 1

Advanced Bait Casting, Charles K. Fox, 1950.

Advanced Bait Casting, Charles K. Fox, 1950.

We started the Bass Fishing Archives because we not only love the history of the sport – we feel its history needs to be told accurately and preserved for all to see. We’re proud to have the only site dedicated to the subject and for the great readers who visit the site.

When we conceived the idea for the Bass Fishing Archives, we knew we couldn’t tell the whole story. We just weren’t around in the early part of the 20th century. That’s where we knew readers would eventually jump on the bandwagon and correct us if we were wrong with respect to some part of the history or introduce us to something we missed.

This is where the today’s book review comes into play. [Read more…]