We’ve talked about Lew Childre and the effect he had on bass fishing – fishing in general really – here on the Bass Fishing Archives many times before. The first piece we posted back in the first weeks of this venture was on his development of Speed Gears. Then in April, 2012 we posted a piece on his revolutionary reel, the Speed Spool. Finally in May, 2012 we posted a piece on his “Speed Merchant” custom rods that never made it but still made an impression on the industry.
Lew Childre left a lasting impression on the industry and we have him to thank nearly 40 years after he first came on the scene. Which brings us to today’s subject, the ceramic guide. [Read more…]