I had a 400 slip marina with a boat dealership, gas sales, a cafe, and a tackle store on Table Rock Lake in Branson MO in 1974. Bass Pro Shops was then a warehouse in Springfield about 40 miles away, and a panel van that Len sold wholesale tackle out of on a weekly route that included us. How times have changed!I remember the days when Cabela's and Bass Pro catalogs featured the best buys on fishing equip that could be found. Even with shipping. Today they are both the equivalent of REI and Eddie Bauer on pricing. Fun to go lookieloo at their stores, but I never find anything worthwhile to purchase!!!
Here it was then:
Here it is today: