hey guys. save me those weird old plastic jigs . heard a couple went elsewhere at Long Beach.
I know this is really late, but what happened to Adam Marx? I moved away shortly after he purchased Bunker's in Burbank.Adam Marx was my manager, he and his dad bought the store in 1984 They were honest and good tenants.
They had their own ways of running the shop. Don't we all? They lasted 18 years. Adam blamed the decline on changing demographics. Perhaps he is right. but the best store i ever saw was Fisherman's Hardware in Long Beach. Just awful area! Guys peeing on the wall of the building were common. The 3 owners were super. I formed a buying group of 4 stores. Together we knocked'em dead. They were a key part of it. Some dealers complained to manufacturers that it wasn't fair !! Ha ha.
Does anybody remember the Straggler Chopper, they had a gold freshwater type of blade that spins on the shaft coming out from the back of the jig. I fished one in green & yellow for bass, the bass bit it pretty well. I'll post up some pics if I can find it.
and then he copied Hackers' fish tail design?He was a BIG guy and loved to fish. Fished with him many times. I think, not sure, he was partners with Ray Hacker. They split and the Hacker was born.
Really sad to her this week of Jerry Esten's passing. Such a great friendly guy, great fishing icon, historian and bullshitter...but his mind was strong he remembered many details. Always enjoyed talking fishing with him... I have a couple of "Jerry jigs" still in their packages I got from him, and Jerry's specially made Truline "JX" black blank spinner 7', by John Collins, to remember him.ok, yes The green ones, if we only knew...he changed (dyed) some of them to black, because of the black rod craze happening at the time, with Sabre. Probably the strongest of the Trulines.
Thanks for the info., Jerry, glad you remember. Any other pictures of you and Mr. Collins? Or other Truline pictures? I still have one of the Truline banners, that hung in the Booths at the Truline display at Fred Hall's early shows. I know, many tackle shops had them too, still looking for another.