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The Patented Plug

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James Heddon carved a piece of wood and caught a nation of fishermen.

Legend has it that one day James Heddon carved a piece of wood into the shape of a fish and tossed it into the water. A bass struck the "plug" of wood, and the idea for fishing plugs was born. That's an oft repeated, yet hazy, condensation of the actions of the man generally credited with one of the most historic developments in American angling.  more...

 



 
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