I’m on record as saying how much I have been influenced by Herter’s of Waseca, Minnesota, the erstwhile catalog company that went out of business in 1981. Which is why this excellent article by Doug Smith brought back so much nostalgia that I started writing an article on Herter I have meant to pen for some time. George Leonard Herter was not always the crackpot he’s made out to be today, and was a very well read and surprisingly accurate historian of fishing for much of his life. For those who don’t know about him, or want to bring back some fond memories, this is a fine article to read.
— Dr. Todd