Those We Honor

You’ll find more than just fishing celebrities in this list. One can make a significant impact on the lives of many without ever being well known. It is important to honor all of those who had a great influence on the great sport of fishing, whether famous or not. Corporate advances tend to be much more visible to us. For it’s their products that shape the evolution of the sport of fishing.

Jeff Arnold

Jeff Arnold

Inducted 2012

In 1971, soon-to-be-married Jeff Arnold and Kay Campbell made a bold move that would forever impact Minnesota’s fishing scene. They purchased Reed’s […]

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Dick Grzywinski

Dick Grzywinski

Inducted 2007

Dick “Griz” Grzywinski has a face you’ll remember and a personality you can’t forget. “Griz”, as he’s affectionately known, isn’t nearly as […]

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Lindy

Lindy

Inducted 2007

The Lindy Tackle Company was created in 1968 by members of the Nisswa Guides’ League in the heart of Minnesota’s Brainerd Lakes […]

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Steve Baumann

Steve Baumann

Inducted 2004

Steve Baumann was born in 1952. He was one of four kids living near a little farming community called Westbrook in southwestern […]

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Jeff Zernov

Jeff Zernov

Inducted 2004

Aside from being an intense angler, Jeff Zernov is a tireless fishing innovator and inventor. He holds dozens of fishing-related patents, pending […]

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Butch Furtman

Butch Furtman

Inducted 2003

Butch Furtman is one of the premier outdoorsmen in the midwest. He is a well-recognized writer, an expert fisherman and hunter and […]

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Frank Schneider Jr.

Frank Schneider Jr.

Inducted 2003

Frank Schneider Jr. was an avid angler, hunter, conservationist and citizen-activist who, for more then 35 years, worked doggedly for Minnesota’s hunters […]

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Larry Bollig

Larry Bollig

Inducted 2002

Larry Bollig grew up in Pierz and was introduced to fishing by his grandfather. After serving in the Marine Corps, he married […]

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Dave Genz

Dave Genz

Inducted 2002

Rarely is a true pioneer fully appreciated in his time. But because Dave Genz so thoroughly changed the way we fish through […]

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Nick Adams

Nick Adams

Inducted 2001

Talk tackle manufacturing in Brainerd, MN and the conversation doesn’t go far without mention of Nick Adams. The patriarch of Lindy/Little Joe, […]

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