Unlike today, fishing was not a priority for the general population during World War II. The rationing of goods, including the gas and oil needed for recreational fishing, was far more important to Americans than wetting a line.
During wartime, however, innumerable lures of all shapes and sizes were being invented in the minds of military men and women who yearned to be casting and catching fish stateside. And in the years following the war, many of those baits were created, but most didn't have what it took to actually bring bites.
Plano, IL (December 2, 2014) - Big breakthroughs in fishing these days are as rare as a bona fide 3-pound crappie. In many ways, flippin' for bass - a tactic first exposed when Dee Thomas won the 1975 B.A.S.S. Arkansas Invitational on Bull Shoals Lake - mirrors straight lining - a progressive ice fishing presentation developed by Frabill and its pioneering frontman, Brian "Bro" Brosdahl.