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.

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 and family’s fishing and hunting activities. After
graduating from the University of Minnesota Duluth, Marty and his twin brother Scott
embarked on a storied career in the fishing industry.

The identical twins started Gemini Sport Marketing, a fishing accessory and custom apparel
company, in 1987. Their successful business model mixed fishing and business. Marty and
Scott were fierce competitors on several professional walleye circuits across the US and Canada
that included the PWT, NAWA, RCL, and MWC.

The Glorvigens created Pro’s Pointers Television, which enjoyed a 23 year run in TV broadcast
markets educating and entertaining anglers with “how-to-tips” aired in primetime broadcast
news. They successfully launched Wired2Fish in 2008. It has become one of the most
influential digital media platforms in the outdoor industry today.

Marty, along with Scott, continue to influence, educate, entertain, and share the joys of the
sport of fishing. They are well known and respected throughout the fishing world for their
passionate pursuit of all sport fish, and the infectious manner in which they share fishing
experiences. They have been on the forefront of sport fishing techniques, tactics and trends;
and have been huge contributors to the advancement of boats, electronics, lures, clothing and
accessories. They have provided a huge influence to the growth and recruitment of fisher
people. Their likeable and professional demeanor has grown their popularity among their
industry peers, and the fishing public.