How Stanley Jigs Was Born

Lonnie Stanley may not have invented the jig, but he sure made it and the spinnerbait much better baits.

Lonnie Stanley may not have invented the jig, but he sure made it and the spinnerbait much better baits.

The jig and pig is certainly not new to bass fishing. Jigs in various forms had been staples in anglers’ tackle boxes for generations before Bo Dowden won Bassmaster Classic X on the St. Lawrence River in upstate New York. Since that time, though, the simple combination of a hook, lead head, skirt and weedguard has been perpetually refined.

Lonnie Stanley, a two-time B.A.S.S. winner and five-time Classic qualifier, was one of the major players in those developments. He started Stanley Jigs in the early 1980s, and while he’s no longer the principal owner of the enterprise, he still works there nearly every day, designing new lures. [Read more…]

Monday Trivia – One-Time Winners Answer and Winner

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Due to no complete answer and a heavy travel schedule, please give us a day or so to determine who won this trivia contest. To see the answers, read below.

Many top pros will go through their entire careers without winning a single tour-level tournament. They may make a lot of money, or become household names, but to many fans the lack of a major win is a glaring omission on their list of credentials.

There are also quite a few pros who have experienced a single week where they .anaged to beat the best of the best. Some were never heard from again, some became legends, and others are still earning their places in the history books. [Read more…]

Monday Trivia – One-Time Winners a Redo

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Editor’s Note: Unfortunately we only had one entry in last week’s trivia contest and it only received partial credit. So, in order to get all the correct answers, we’re rerunning last week’s contest again and then we’ll announce the winner on Thursday, Nov 29, 2012. Also of note, the Steve Goodwin part of this question has been a bit difficult. The full answer to that question may be eliminated depending on whether anyone gets it or not. It is out there folks – you just have to look in the right places.

Many top pros will go through their entire careers without winning a single tour-level tournament. They may make a lot of money, or become household names, but to many fans the lack of a major win is a glaring omission on their list of credentials. [Read more…]

Monday Trivia – One-Time Winners a Redo

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Editor’s Note: Unfortunately we only had one entry into this week’s trivia contest and it only received partial credit. So, in order to get all the correct answers, we’re giving you until next week and then we’ll announce the winner on Thursday, Nov 29, 2012. The only answer we had had missed four specific parts. If we don’t get more than that we’ll award the prize to this week’s entry.

Many top pros will go through their entire careers without winning a single tour-level tournament. They may make a lot of money, or become household names, but to many fans the lack of a major win is a glaring omission on their list of credentials. [Read more…]

Monday Trivia – One-Time Winners

Jack Chancellor. Photo Bassmaster.com

Editor’s Note: This week’s trivia contest winner will be announced on Wednesday instead of Thursday in honor of the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Many top pros will go through their entire careers without winning a single tour-level tournament. They may make a lot of money, or become household names, but to many fans the lack of a major win is a glaring omission on their list of credentials.

There are also quite a few pros who have experienced a single week where they managed to beat the best of the best. Some were never heard from again, some became legends, and others are still earning their places in the history books. [Read more…]