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.

Class of 2022 Al Baert

Al Baert

Class of 2022

The idea of a fishing museum began in 1990 after Al Baert, a World War II and Korean War veteran, attended a […]

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Class of 2022 Marty Glorvigen

Marty Glorvigen

Class of 2022

Marty Glorvigen was born and raised on a small lake near Grand Rapids, Minnesota. He was very much influenced by his parents […]

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Class of 2022 Scott Glorvigen

Scott Glorvigen

Class of 2022

Constantly breaking boundaries in unique business development, identical twins Marty and Scott Glorvigen set the standard for out-of-the-box thinking around several highly […]

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Class of 2022 Joe’s Sporting Goods

Joe’s Sporting Goods

Class of 2022

Joe’s started as a Buick repair garage in 1930. When founder Joseph J. Rauscher recognized his customers’ need for live bait, he […]

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Class of 2022 Wired2Fish

Wired2Fish

Class of 2022

Constantly breaking boundaries in unique business development, identical twins Marty and Scott Glorvigen set the standard for out-of-the-box thinking around several highly […]

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Class of 2022 Gregg Thorne

Gregg Thorne

Class of 2022

Fishing was never a leisurely past time for Gregg Thorne.  Realistically…it would be described as an obsession.  Like so many kids in […]

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Class of 2022 Gregg Thorne

Gregg Thorne

Class of 2022

Fishing was never a leisurely past time for Gregg Thorne.  Realistically…it would be described as an obsession.  Like so many kids in […]

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Ray Gildow

Ray Gildow

Inducted 2021

Ray Gildow is a professional fishing guide with over thirty-five years of guiding experience.  He started guiding out of Sugar Point Resort […]

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Sybil Smith

Sybil Smith

Inducted 2021

“Fishing  sure  beats  housework…and  most  anything  else  you  can  think  of,”  says  Sybil Smith,  who  has  been  publishing  fishing  guides  and  writing […]

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Paul Thorne

Paul Thorne

Inducted 2021

From a young age, Paul Thorne pursued his passion for fishing with an intense focus.  As a child, he was often seen […]

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