This week in 1000 Words, we get a nifty picture of a man very important to the tackle industry, but who's impact is almost universally overlooked: J.G. Taylor Spink. Spink was the owner of the famed Sporting News, but was also the publisher of the Sporting Goods Dealer. It was in the pages of the Sporting Goods Dealer where new tackle was always introduced to buyers and companies big and small. It is not an understatement to say that only a handful of people impacted the tackle business as much as Spink. Here he is ca. 1930s fishing from a boat.
-- Dr. Todd