Quick Qestion Tom Mann
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Posted 15 April 2007 - 01:33 PM
Anyone here heard of Tom Mann, who was he, and how where his baits?
Posted 15 April 2007 - 02:45 PM
He was the founder of this Lure Company.
He past away not long ago.
You can Google him and read many articles on his great contribution's to Sport Fishing as well as the Lure Industry.
Posted 15 April 2007 - 03:05 PM
Thanks knew one of you guys would have the answer for me. He was a very impressive guy. Also looked at your web pages and must say you have both a nice layout an fine looking products
Thanks John Lenox2k
Posted 15 April 2007 - 04:05 PM
he was one of the earliest plastic worm manufacturers and innovators. he was one the earliest producers of plastic worms(creme was probably the first commercially) and the first to put scent into worms. he actually put grape flavor into his grape colored worms ;and strawberry into his red worms ,and so forth. he got the idea from the flavoring available in his wifes kitchen. still today his 6 to 10 in curl tail worms are killers for bass fishing. especially at night. his straight tail worm is the fore runner of the trick worms of the today and might still rival the fish catch ability of todays worms. about all we had then was creme and manns plastic worms. and the creme worm really was hard rubber. but try them they will still catch fish today. most old school guys started our love of bass fishing with manns plastic baits. l went to several of his earliest seminars and found him to be a very friendly and personable human being with a wealth of knowledge....................pete (mho)
Posted 16 April 2007 - 01:46 AM
Thanks to Tom Mann. His motor oil worm helped me get hooked on bass fishing. There were many other factors that went into this addiction I have, but the motor oil worm is one of the big ones.
Posted 16 April 2007 - 05:02 PM
Don't forget Harry & Charlies favorite..SCUPPERNONG, which i have never seen before..anybody know what that color looked like? (I don't think he sold that color up here in Mich.
Posted 16 April 2007 - 08:29 PM
Does anyone rememberr his show on TV he had a lady with him, i can't remember her name. Also as i understand he made a line of hardbaits also am i correct there John Lenox2k
Posted 17 April 2007 - 03:44 PM
Her name is Tina - his daughter and a good fisherman.
Don't forget Tom Mann started Hummingbird depth finders as well.
Posted 17 April 2007 - 04:42 PM
He also invented the "Little George" tail spinner.He wrote a great book about his life a couple years ago..It's called "Think Like A Fish"..Nathan