Some of our magic friends of ours get together every few weeks.
Its like a religious gathering where they meet for good food and chat.
One of those evenings, one of the gentleman brought a friend along.
He happened to be a fishing historian and collector of lures.
In the course of conversation, two of the magicians brought up my
father's name. About how he was known for going on fishing trips
as well as, invet fishing lures/gear. This pearked the historian's curiousity
and was all ears. A couple of days later, I get an email from one of the
friends with the name and email of the historian. I emailed him back
ASAP. Turned out he is part of the same circle of fishing people as we
were. It was really comforting.
It also turned out that in his collection, he had acquired an obscure device
with no history to it. Even with good research, no one knew about it.
Until that night. And this historian was welcomed with so much with just
the connection of knowing of the same people.
Here's the story as told by our friend Jim Krzak:
I was having dinner with Lee Broski and Boz Bulovic. Boz told us about the fishing article on Louie.
We were both thrilled and surprised to hear about it. I guess the way that came about was when Boz
brought Dan Basore to our small group a few weeks ago for dinner. We were chatting about magic
and fishing. I mentioned that I was with you and your mom and dad for dinner a couple of weeks
ago and Lee and I started talking about how Looie liked to fish and Lee said that Looie invented lures.
Bill Pack, who is with us during the off season at Magic Masters, confirmed this. I guess that really peaked Dan's interest!
Bill emailed Dan's email to me and that is how we got started talking.
It was serindipitious because that was the week that LL Bean opened
in S. Barrington.
We planned to go, and so did he and it worked out fantastic.
Through emails and talking to my p's and more email and finding stuff,
this article written for Midwest Outdoor's was born. We are so fortunate
that dad is getting recognized again in the sportsman world. A future
article is slated for a national publication for next year. We can't wait
for that too.
It's quite interesting that you can learn a lot about one person through
many articles, and touch on one thing, and yet there's another world
to explore on that subject alone. Everyone knew about dad and his
fishing, but not many knew about his involvement as a sportsman
and his inventions. Now people will know.
I finally got my copy last Tuesday when Eric found a copy at the
Target in Mundelien. And I thought it was a regular magazine,
but its really a newspaper type of magazine. So the article
is long because its a long newspaper format. Lots of words...
Its in the first section of the magazine...
Midwest Outdoors is published out of Burr Ridge, IL.
It is published for the regional states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky,
Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin
It is available at many stores ( even Walgreen's and Targets)
Call (800) 606-FISH (3474)