January 2012 Walleye Lure of the Month:
The Lindy Shadling
The Lindy Tackle Company dates all the way back to 1968, when it was founded by the members of the Nisswa Guides' League located in the Brainerd Lakes Area of Minnesota. Their goal was simple: to create a revolutionary new walleye fishing product that the world had never seen before called the Lindy Rig. The lure they created was an instant hit. The Nisswa crew went to demonstrations, fisheries, and seminars in the upper Midwest, soon the Lady Rig by the thousands! The Lindy Rig has since been joined by the Dingo Jig and the Spin Rig as the top lures produced by the Lindy boys.
Soon Lindy outgrew the ability of it's founders to continue to finance the growth, so it was sold to Ray-O-Vac in 1973. Ray-O-Vac had just purchased Mille Lacs Mfg., so they merged Lindy and MLM to create their Fishing Tackle Division. After a few years of experimentation, the tackle division decided to stream line their efforts and focus solely marketing to the fastly growing niche of walleye fishing. The company is credited with identifying walleye fishing as a market and also with developing many of the walleye fishing methods and products which dominate the arena to this day.
The Lindy Shadling is a lure designed with incredible attention to detail. The Shadling successfully emulates both the basic patterns and subtle undertones of a variety of common baitifish species. The secondary hues flash as the shadling swims and triggers savage strikes from all species of gamefish. Add to that the ultra-realisitc holographic eyes and predators don't mistake the Shadling for anything other than real prey. Lindy's cutting edge pull-point technology ensures the Shadling will track true out of the package every single time. It's tight wiggling action does not need to be tuned and will reliably perform at the highest trolling speeds needed for gamefish.
Join the fun! Sign up at www.FishingEnthusiast.com