FBF: Did You Ever Fish The Go-Getter Jig? I Sure Did.

FBF: Did You Ever Fish The Go-Getter Jig? I Sure Did.

Old School Go-Getter Jigs. From Bass to Crappie, These Babies Worked.

These bring back some very old memories while fishing with my day on the shores of Hansen Dam and Piru. Do you remember these old classics?  

Danco Danielson and the "Go Getter Jigs" 

The Danielson Company is from Kent, Washington

"One of the great success stories in trade tackle was the Danielson Company of Washington State. Another trade house that sold tackle for over five decades, this firm adapted and changed with the times and sold a ton of tackle over the years".

It had its genesis in Lillian Danielson's fly tying business, which was founded in 1943 in Seattle, where she tied out of the famed Eddie Bauer Sporting Goods store. She developed a number of patterns and tied flies for an exclusive clientele that included the Marx Bros., the Hill Bros., Clark Gable, Zane Grey, and Bing Crosby. The Coho Salmon fly was co-developed by Bill Boening and Lillian Danielson.

Joined by her husband Gus, the company soon expanded to include other items such as snells and terminal tackle. Gus was a prominent member of the American Fishing Tackle Manufacturer's Association (AFTMA) and testified before Congress in 1956. The pair lived at 4700 Sixth Avenue NE and Gus declared himself to be "a manufacturer of fishing tackle and sporting goods."

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