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Found this patch on Ebay a few weeks back. Back in the early 80's Shakespeare Sigma was top of the line stuff! I'd go through that catalog every day, looking at all the cool Sigma gear.  Totally takes me back to when I was a kid.

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Yes, Shakespeare. The leader in fishing when I was growing up.

Shakespeare for fresh water and Penn for saltwater.

Nice jacket. Wear it proudly!!!

Happy New Year!  :)

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That brings back memories. Anyone remember South Bend Tackle ?

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That brings back memories. Anyone remember South Bend Tackle ?

Heck yea. I also had a little South Bend spinning reel too. This thread almost makes me want to crawl into the attic and search for'em, ALMOST.

And Sam is right.  Everyone that fished saltwater fished a Penn.  Penn Senator, Penn Jigmaster, Penn Squider, Penn Knucklebuster.

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That brings back memories. Anyone remember South Bend Tackle ?

Heck yea. I also had a little South Bend spinning reel too. This thread almost makes me want to crawl into the attic and search for'em, ALMOST.

And Sam is right. Everyone that fished saltwater fished a Penn. Penn Senator, Penn Jigmaster, Penn Squider, Penn Knucklebuster.

I still fish Penn.  Although most of them are Slammers now.  I've got a few conventional reels hiding somewhere in a box.

Hell, I've still got the Senator rod and reel sitting in the garage that I caught my first Marlin on.  Still works great to this day.

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You mean, before my time Shakespear was good!?!? :o :o :o :o

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And Sam is right.  Everyone that fished saltwater fished a Penn.  Penn Senator, Penn Jigmaster, Penn Squider, Penn Knucklebuster.

They still do.  What's better than a Penn International?

Southbend is still around, they now own my rod of choice, Hurricane Redbone.

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You mean, before my time Shakespear was good!?!? :o :o :o :o

1982.  Shakespeare Sigma = ballin out of control.  ;D

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I still have an old Shakespeare 1980 President II baitcaster that's mounted on a Berkeley Roughneck rod. I used that rig for trolling Storm Big Mac plugs for stripers. The reel is built like a tank, and is just about as heavy. I still use it occasionally for flatheads, and it still works well.

Tom

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