I love the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame. Love what it is, the folks behind it, the folks in it, the folks destined to be in it and the folks who go to the inductions every year. Because I, like you, love bassin’. Went to this year’s induction at the Classic, and have a few [...]
Alan Clemons at the PAA recently put up an interesting post on the Alabama Rig. In it the guy who made the rig famous – Paul “kneel and rig” Elias – tells about the results of his and a few other’s tests of the rig. And it doesn’t appear to be a bass killa ever-wahr [...]
[Update: Heard this rig was already banned for some Seminole derby. Can anyone confirm? Another update: Word is fish caught with these things can have a couple to several hooks stuck in 'em. Confirm?] Almost choked on my fruit pie when I saw the rig Paul Elias used to win the Guntersville FLW. It’s a [...]
The year was 1991. Paul Elias’ beard was black instead of gray. Bo Dowden was rockin’ some stylish camo suspenders. Rick Clunn was THE MAN. Zell Rowland was catching fish on topwaters [okay, some things never change]. And the impressive rookie not-yet-known as KVD was still an “up-and-comer”. Oh, what a difference 20 years makes.
Paul Elias started fishing BASS in 1979. For those of us who were alive back then, that’s when: > The Bee Gees, Rod Stewart, Donna Summer, John Denver, Olivia Newton-John and ABBA were hot. > Kramer vs. Kramer, The Jerk, Alien and 10 came out. > M*A*S*H, Alice, Dallas, Flo and The Jeffersons were on [...]