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  • IGFA | IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame Lures and Flies: Harlan Major
    RESEARCH MANAGEMENT IGFA Great Marlin Race Billfish Conservation Act Conservation News Resources Socioeconomic Resources Regional Fisheries Bodies Information Exchange Position Statements Educate IGFA School of Sportfishing Observer Training IGFA Junior Anglers Fishing Summer Camp Education and Outreach Programs Release Recommendations Education Staff Volunteer Opportunities Resources Videos PHOTO GALLERY IGFA Publications E Newsletters Species Database Captains and Guides IGFA Mobile Weigh Stations Support Join or Renew Make a Gift Shop Upcoming Events Advertising Opportunities Contact Donor Opportunities Donor Societies Member Discounts Membership Benefits IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame Lures and Flies Harlan Major The IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame encompasses individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to our sport whether by their own angling prowess or through their accomplishments in industry conservation science or writing Here we recount nine men who made innovations in flies and lures and in doing so changed angling world wide Stue Apte s Tarpon Fly Henry Chee s offshore trolling lures Theodore Gordon s Quill Gordon Steve Huff s Merkin crab pattern Lefty Kreh s Deceiver Harlan Major s tackle instructions George Parker s homemade lure Lauri Rapala Rapala Lures James Strader s Diamond Rattler Harlan Major 2009 IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame Inductee Harlan Major was a superb tackle technician and a gifted entrepreneur of saltwater angling He also developed an interest in saltwater angling and this led to the perfect outlet for his mechanical skills repairing fishing tackle Before long he was making rods lures and kites which he sold to local fishing club members Once Harlan opened a shop it wasn t long before he was running the largest tackle business in southern California With the advent of World War II Major began a campaign to ship free tackle overseas The basement of his New York City home became the clearinghouse for huge

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  • IGFA | IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame Lures and Flies: George Parker
    Socioeconomic Resources Regional Fisheries Bodies Information Exchange Position Statements Educate IGFA School of Sportfishing Observer Training IGFA Junior Anglers Fishing Summer Camp Education and Outreach Programs Release Recommendations Education Staff Volunteer Opportunities Resources Videos PHOTO GALLERY IGFA Publications E Newsletters Species Database Captains and Guides IGFA Mobile Weigh Stations Support Join or Renew Make a Gift Shop Upcoming Events Advertising Opportunities Contact Donor Opportunities Donor Societies Member Discounts Membership Benefits IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame Lures and Flies George Parker The IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame encompasses individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to our sport whether by their own angling prowess or through their accomplishments in industry conservation science or writing Here we recount nine men who made innovations in flies and lures and in doing so changed angling world wide Stue Apte s Tarpon Fly Henry Chee s offshore trolling lures Theodore Gordon s Quill Gordon Steve Huff s Merkin crab pattern Lefty Kreh s Deceiver Harlan Major s tackle instructions George Parker s homemade lure Lauri Rapala Rapala Lures James Strader s Diamond Rattler See all of these lures and flies along with memorbilia from every Hall of Fame inductee at the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame Museum in Dania Beach Florida USA Plan your visit today George Parker 2005 IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame Inductee After 11 years in the sugar industry he moved to Kona in 1945 and began chartering on the 50 foot Mona H The renovation of the Kona Inn that same year spawned the modern billfish trolling lure At the construction site Parker found scraps of shiny chrome tubing cut from towel rods With the short chrome pieces wooden dowels red rubber inner tube strips for legs and vinyl upholstery material for the skirt Parker designed his simple yet novel lure which

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  • IGFA | IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame Lures and Flies: Lauri Rapala
    and Tactics IGFA Member Discounts IGFA Rules Questions and Answers SCALES AND CERTIFICATION Slam and Trophy Clubs Conserve Our Work FISHERIES RESEARCH MANAGEMENT IGFA Great Marlin Race Billfish Conservation Act Conservation News Resources Socioeconomic Resources Regional Fisheries Bodies Information Exchange Position Statements Educate IGFA School of Sportfishing Observer Training IGFA Junior Anglers Fishing Summer Camp Education and Outreach Programs Release Recommendations Education Staff Volunteer Opportunities Resources Videos PHOTO GALLERY IGFA Publications E Newsletters Species Database Captains and Guides IGFA Mobile Weigh Stations Support Join or Renew Make a Gift Shop Upcoming Events Advertising Opportunities Contact Donor Opportunities Donor Societies Member Discounts Membership Benefits IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame Lures and Flies Lauri Rapala The IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame encompasses individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to our sport whether by their own angling prowess or through their accomplishments in industry conservation science or writing Here we recount nine men who made innovations in flies and lures and in doing so changed angling world wide Stue Apte s Tarpon Fly Henry Chee s offshore trolling lures Theodore Gordon s Quill Gordon Steve Huff s Merkin crab pattern Lefty Kreh s Deceiver Harlan Major s tackle instructions George Parker s homemade lure Lauri Rapala Rapala Lures James Strader s Diamond Rattler Lauri Rapala 1998 IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame Inductee As a young man Lauri fished to help his impoverished family survive During this time he created a lure that moved through the water like a wounded minnow The lure was amazingly effective Word of Rapala s lure spread and soon gained popularity with anglers throughout Finland Demand grew and Lauri began to employ friends and family to help whittle the lures Large scale export of the Rapala lures to the United States began in the early 1960s and quickly created

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  • IGFA | IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame Lures and Flies: James Strader
    World Record Application Angling Rules International Angling Rules Release Rules Catch Certificates Fishing Tips and Tactics IGFA Member Discounts IGFA Rules Questions and Answers SCALES AND CERTIFICATION Slam and Trophy Clubs Conserve Our Work FISHERIES RESEARCH MANAGEMENT IGFA Great Marlin Race Billfish Conservation Act Conservation News Resources Socioeconomic Resources Regional Fisheries Bodies Information Exchange Position Statements Educate IGFA School of Sportfishing Observer Training IGFA Junior Anglers Fishing Summer Camp Education and Outreach Programs Release Recommendations Education Staff Volunteer Opportunities Resources Videos PHOTO GALLERY IGFA Publications E Newsletters Species Database Captains and Guides IGFA Mobile Weigh Stations Support Join or Renew Make a Gift Shop Upcoming Events Advertising Opportunities Contact Donor Opportunities Donor Societies Member Discounts Membership Benefits IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame Lures and Flies James Strader The IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame encompasses individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to our sport whether by their own angling prowess or through their accomplishments in industry conservation science or writing Here we recount nine men who made innovations in flies and lures and in doing so changed angling world wide Stue Apte s Tarpon Fly Henry Chee s offshore trolling lures Theodore Gordon s Quill Gordon Steve Huff s Merkin crab pattern Lefty Kreh s Deceiver Harlan Major s tackle instructions George Parker s homemade lure Lauri Rapala Rapala Lures James Strader s Diamond Rattler James Strader 2001 IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame Inductee A native of Kentucky the young Jim Strader became fascinated by his discovery that the noise generated by stones clicked together underwater attracted fish and in 1949 he began experimenting with a noise producing lure In 1957 Strader moved to Florida where he continued studying the effects of underwater sounds on fish while working as a backcountry guide offshore charter boat captain and commercial fisherman Strader s

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  • IGFA | Instant Wine Cellar
    Career Opportunities Fish World Records World Record Application Angling Rules International Angling Rules Release Rules Catch Certificates Fishing Tips and Tactics IGFA Member Discounts IGFA Rules Questions and Answers SCALES AND CERTIFICATION Slam and Trophy Clubs Conserve Our Work FISHERIES RESEARCH MANAGEMENT IGFA Great Marlin Race Billfish Conservation Act Conservation News Resources Socioeconomic Resources Regional Fisheries Bodies Information Exchange Position Statements Educate IGFA School of Sportfishing Observer Training IGFA Junior Anglers Fishing Summer Camp Education and Outreach Programs Release Recommendations Education Staff Volunteer Opportunities Resources Videos PHOTO GALLERY IGFA Publications E Newsletters Species Database Captains and Guides IGFA Mobile Weigh Stations Support Join or Renew Make a Gift Shop Upcoming Events Advertising Opportunities Contact Donor Opportunities Donor Societies Member Discounts Membership Benefits Instant Wine Cellar Be a part of the Live Auction Donate a bottle of wine to our 75 th Anniversary Instant Wine Cellar There will be an exciting new addition to our Live Auction this year and you can be a part of it One of the packages up for bids in the 31 st Annual Live Auction will be the IGFA 75 th Anniversary Instant Wine Cellar We ll be collecting wine bottles from IGFA members and

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  • IGFA | 15th Fishing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
    Ceremony The IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame honors individuals who have made exceptional strides in recreational angling Please save the date and join us as we honor and induct the 15th annual class Tuesday October 29 2013 6 pm Cocktails and Silent Auction 7 30 pm Dinner and Program International Game Fish Association 300 Gulf Stream Way Dania Beach FL 33004 Master of Ceremonies IGFA Hall of Fame Member Mark Sosin RSVP Today Julia Shafer at jshafer igfa org or 954 924 4222 Please click here for more information on table sponsorships and tickets Stay Awhile IGFA has rooms reserved next door at the Courtyard Marriott To book your room simply call 800 321 2211 use code IGF to make a reservation under the IGFA room block Rooms are reserved from Monday October 28th through Saturday November 2nd at a rate of 149 169 night A special rate of 165 night has also been reserved at the nearby Fairfield Inn Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport Cruise Port Reservations may be made for the IGFA room block by October 7 2013 via phone at 954 981 2700 or online here An additional room block is reserved at the Hyatt Place Ft Lauderdale Airport and Cruiseport The rate is 100 for single double occupancy and guests must reserve by calling 954 922 0271 ext 2 and asking for Liz or Jodie to reserve in the IGFA block To learn more about the 95 current members of the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame please click here for photos videos and biographies Tickets to the 15th Annual IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony are 225 and table packages are available please click here for more information To reserve your seat today please contact Julia Shafer at jshafer igfa org or 954 924 4222 Stewart

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