[Editor’s Note: Due to unforseen circumstances, we have not been able to post any stories for the better part of three months. With this, we will be running two of Stan’s posts from August and September today and tomorrow in order to try and play catch-up with his column. We will also try and get back to posting on a more-regular basis. We apologize for the lack of articles but the day job had severely hindered the time needed to provide meaningful pieces.]
There’s been a heap of change in this business of marketing baits designed to put bass in the boat since I did my first writing about it.
It was way back in the middle of the last century when I turned out my first fishing columns for a daily newspaper. The exact year was 1946. The way I went about getting details on new products I wanted to write about back in those early days provides one of glaring aspects of the changes I’m talking about.
And even more important, as far as I’m concerned, is how the tackle industry in those early days put me in touch with some lifetime friends. Some of those friends were instrumental in opening doors that led to me eventually having experiences I’d previously not even dreamed about having. [Read more…]