Monday, July 21, 2008

News of the Week: 21 July 2008

Marilyn Monroe gets inducted into a fishing hall-of-fame...Gibbs makes the news again...Jim Baird, tackle collector, gets profiled...get turned on by crank baits...16 year old much better angler than you, breaks world record for blacktip shark...beat the gas crisis: fish closer to home...tackle shops a-plenty...Idaho has urban anglers?...The Miami Beach Rod & Reel Club forced to sell its ancestral home...drowning man saved by fisherman...a new Rangeley museum...the 10 most important tackle developments of the past 75 must be THE NEWS OF THE WEEK!!!

The Big Lead: Marilyn Monroe becomes a hall-of-famer for her contributions to...Fishing Tackle?

More news on Gibbs/Nortac, who have had a nice run of press of late.

The Kingston Whig-Standard profiles Jim Baird and his tackle collection.

Apparently, hot lures produce in summer. No word on luke warms one, though.

One writer has fallen in love with a one-piece 7-foot Falcon rod.

This Winnipeg Sun writer gets turned on by crank baits.

16-year MUCH, MUCH better fisherman than you; breaks world record for blacktip shark.

Here's a novel idea for beating the gas crunch: fish closer to home.

A Mystic, CT company wins top prize for fishing lures at ICAST.

The Durham News reports on a fishing tackle shop surviving in this tough economy.

Another tackle shop, like the Phoenix of old, rises from the ashes.

A third bait shop makes the news in Staten Island.

There can be no fooling when it comes to monster fish.

Perch like dead maggots. People? Not so much..

Urban anglers are all the Idaho?

An Ambler man lands a 300-pound Thresher shark.

One Wisconsin woman has declared war on the invasive Zebra mussel.

From the Sign of the Times Files: The Miami Beach Rod & Reel Club is forced to sell its ancestral home because taxes are too burdensome.

10-Year Old better angler than you, lands 54.5 pound Dolphin fish.

This Conservation officer takes fifth graders fishing.

UPDATE: 13 pound, 4 ounce Golden Rainbow Trout disallowed as Indiana state record.

MSNBC reports on a fisherman who hooks a drowning man with a fishing lure and hauls him in to safety. Fishing there anything they can't do?

A new one-million dollar Rangeley, Maine museum will be home to Cornelia "Fly Rod" Crosby, Carrie Stevens, and other luminaries of local fishing history.

Finishing with a Flourish: The American Sportfishing Association gives us its 10 most important historical fishing products of the last 75 years. Controversial? Yes. Let's hear your choices!

-- Dr. Todd

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