Every time I start looking back – as the name of this column suggests – sooner or later I wind up thinking about the pork of a pig. If you’ve been reading these recent columns you know what I’m talking about.
I’ve told how I caught my first bass away back in 1936 on a self carved piece of pork that I’d hung behind a dime sized spinner. I’ve also detailed how I fell in love with the plain old Pork Chunk the good folks at Uncle Josh came up with.
I’ve been asked several times just when the different kinds of pork rind first came on the angling scene. Evidently it all got started around 1920. A guy named Alan Jones and one of his fishing buddies got the pork rind ball rolling then in the State of Wisconsin. [Read more…]