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.

Jim Fladebo

Jim Fladebo

Inducted 2000

In 1937, Joe and Evelyn Fladebo started a small tackle production operation out of the basement of their home along the shore […]

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Ted Capra

Ted Capra

Inducted 2000

“My passion all my life has been fishing,” Ted Capra says. “It started when my dad would take my older brother fishing […]

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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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Babe Winkelman

Babe Winkelman

Inducted 2001

As the host of “Good Fishing” and “Outdoor Secrets,” Babe has succeeded in fulfilling his dream of being self-employed in the outdoors […]

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Joe Fellegy

Joe Fellegy

Inducted 2001

Fishermen are inducted into the Fishing Hall of Fame of Minnesota as guides, promoters, tournament anglers, manufacturers, educators or legislators. Under which […]

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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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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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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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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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