More Bombers – Part II

1975 Bomber ad featuring Floyd Mabry and their full line of firetiger baits.

1975 Bomber ad featuring Floyd Mabry and their full line of firetiger baits.

Following up on yesterday’s post by Terry, as well as a previous request we had for more ads featuring Floyd Mabry, I dug through some 1975 issues of Fishing Facts magazine to pull the following. Again, there’s some fascinating history in all of this, as well as a non-Floyd ad you’ll find interesting. You can also revisit a tribute post we did on Floyd (Remembering A Texas Legend) back in June, 2013. First, the 1975 Bomber ads featuring Floyd Mabry, as well as a lot of classic Bomber lures. Be sure to check out the old twin spin in the spinnerbait ad. [Read more…]

Remembering A Texas Legend – Floyd Mabry

Mabry2If you search for any length of time through many of the old magazines from 30 or so years ago, one set of ads will look very familiar, the old Bomber ads featuring Floyd Mabry. Many probably can recall Mabry as an early bass fishing expert who traveled throughout the country fishing with and promoting Bomber baits.  He even earned the nickname “Mr. Bomber”, and he was a heavy tackle, play with ’em in the boat, cranking kind of guy. What many may not know though is the story behind this Texas Fishing legend. [Read more…]