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Don Butler

Don ButlerDon began to sell fishing tackle from the corner of his lumberyard display room in the late 1950’s and soon had a booming fishing tackle business.
Don’s love for Bass fishing helped him to invent one of Bass fishing’s first lures called the “Okie Bug” which he used in 1972 to help him win the second Bass Masters tournament ever held.

Don was the first Member of Ray Scott’s “Bass Anglers Sportsman Society with his membership card reading the number 0000001. He is also the first life member of B>A>S>S> and has served on the advisory board of B.A.S.S.

Don has been a pioneer in the Bass fishing industry while spending much of the time behind the scenes and on the water doing what he loves best. Bass Fishing