TBT: Great Fishing Commercials From The Vault

The creativity some tackle makers invest in their television advertisements is impressive. For Throwback Thursday I’ve dusted off a few oldies that made me laugh—and cry.

Many of the 30-second spots that come between fish caught by some TV slick-stick are hilarious—and memorable. Here are 5 from the archives I think deserve another look. If your favorite doesn’t appear here, let me know.

1. You Are Not Going Fishing Today!

In this classic, the illustrious Ugly Stik gets the last laugh. It just doesn’t get old.

2. Ever Bumped A Stump?

It’s pretty obvious these guys grew up on the crick, then spent prom night casting a black topwater under a full moon.

3. Dang, he got away!

Rapala’s television commercials make you wonder what goes on at their ad agency. There are many from which to choose, but this one, where bass fishing meets Smokey And The Bandit, tops my list.

4. She Was A Fighter

Apparently no one is safe when fish decide to fight back.

5. Take Me Fishing

Seriously, if this ad isn’t on your all-time “greats” list, not only are you not a fisherman, you might not even be human!

If none of your favorite fishing commercials made my Top 5, click here and join the discussion.


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