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    Two fishing buddies out west came up with a idea back in 1920 and they started a tackle company. It is still in business today under the same name. Who were these men? I will give a hint later on today and will give the answer and the story tonight.
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    Drew McGill and Stan Wright. Eagle Claw
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    1920, I can't remember that far back?

    I'm gonna guess, Lewis and Clark.
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    Yikes, 1920 is a long time ago!
    My guess is eagle claw also.


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    Not that I was around back then as it was a bit before my time....I'll agree Eagleclaw Hooks, and it was Drew McGill and Stan Wright happened in 1920 in Colorado and the name of the company is Wright & McGill Co.
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    Hint....this company went on to include rods...reels...flys... lures...fishing line ...and other products.

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    So, ima guess South Bend Company. Don’t know the owners back then as that’s just a couple years before my time.
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    Be safe and good luck fishing

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    Well, most of you got it. It was Drew McGill and Stan Wright. The company name was Wright & McGill Co. They came up with a new idea and hook design that they called Eagle Claw and they registered Eagle Claw as a Company Trademark.
    What is interesting is McGill was fishing one morning and was not doing well the trout were rising but hard to hook. He got to watching some eagles and one landed on a dead tree. He paid attention to how the eagles talons caught and hooked into the wood. He took one of his fish hooks and drug it over the leather strap on his fishing creel and it made a mark but did not catch or stick. After some thought he went to work on one of his fish hooks with a pair of pliers. After bending the hook into a shape that was like the eagles talons. He dragged that over the leather strap and it stuck in the leather and a new company was born. Today this company is the only fish hook manufacturer in the U.S.A.
    I hope you enjoyed this Monday Morning Fishing Trivia....Stay tuned for #16 next Monday.
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    Thanks for taking the time to do these G. Kind of takes some of the sting out the back to work Monday blues
    :I would like to thank the builders of docks for giving me a place to fish and lose tackle
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