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Just wanted to see if any of you can remember Virgil Wards two favorite lures? :huh1:

ps. I just added this great tune, it's the music from the TV show

http://www.dansfishntales.com/virgilward/VWTheme.mp3

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I'd say the other was a Beetle Spin.

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Virgil's company made the beetle spin and he sold it to another company. I heard he died a few years ago in his 90's. Back in the early 70's he did a show on Taneycomo and that's why I started coming there. His show was a great show in it's day.

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I would guess either a feather jig or maribou jig and a beetle spin. I was just searching the net two nights ago looking for any links to videos of Championship Fishing with Virgil Ward. I didn't find any on the net, but you can buy old episodes for like $30.00 each. That was my favorite fishing show when I was a kid. I'll be honest, I would not have had any idea what lures to even guess if I hadn't researched Virgil Ward two nights ago, though.

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You must be bored, Mitch! Virgil had the Scorpion, Tarantula, Spider Spin, Shimmy(?)Wiggler and Beetle Spin just for bladed baits. He also had the maribou jig in several sizes and colors. And don't forget to use an Uncle Josh split tail eel on the back of everything! Now, you tell me what Harold Ensley's favorites were...Hint: his lure company was called Mar-Lynn(sp). Then we can get to Jim Rogers and George Carson for other local color. Anyone for Vern "Gadabout" Gaddis, probably the first guy ever with a fishing TV show....That rascal used a plane to get to fishing holes. Yep, I'm bored too.

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You must be bored, Mitch! Virgil had the Scorpion, Tarantula, Spider Spin, Shimmy(?)Wiggler and Beetle Spin just for bladed baits. He also had the maribou jig in several sizes and colors. And don't forget to use an Uncle Josh split tail eel on the back of everything! Now, you tell me what Harold Ensley's favorites were...Hint: his lure company was called Mar-Lynn(sp). Then we can get to Jim Rogers and George Carson for other local color. Anyone for Vern "Gadabout" Gaddis, probably the first guy ever with a fishing TV show....That rascal used a plane to get to fishing holes. Yep, I'm bored too.

OMG I forgot about Gadabout Gaddis, OK you win. BTW you, Chief and Walleyed Mike were right. The marabou and the beetle spin. He also patented the brush weed guard.

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You guys are showing your age here. I used to watch his show, but that was soooooooo long ago...

There's a fine line between fishing and sitting there looking stupid.

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