Emmett Brown From the Director’s Desk

By Emmett Brown

August 1, 2021

It’s the first day of the last month of “unofficial summer” and what a summer it has been. After a year of sitting at home our visitors have returned in full force. I am so grateful for their generosity and support. Thank you. The only glitch has been the slowing of the supply chain for our gift shop. As of this writing, our gift shop is nearly picked clean. I have our re-orders in, but they are slow in coming. Hopefully, we’ll be fully stocked again within a couple of weeks. Fingers crossed!

This evening I am welcoming our Hall of Fame Selection Committee in advance of our August 2nd annual meeting. I look forward to this event, whether it be in person or via Zoom (the new norm), with great enthusiasm. Our committee is a tremendous cross section of fresh water sportfishing professionals with a vast range of knowledge and expertise. I am blessed to have such great volunteers supporting one of our core missions – The acknowledgment of fresh water sportfishing excellence. This year we are looking at approximately twenty (20) well qualified individuals and organizations in the categories of: Angling, artistry, communicating, guiding, legacy, organizational and special recognition. Our criteria is stringent so less than ten (10) will be selected for induction. The complete list of our inductees into the the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame for 2022 will be announced in the fall of 2021. Good luck to all!

I would like to invite all of our members and readers to take a second look at some of our fund raising initiatives this year. They are, of course, our 50/50 cash raffle and our Mepps Aglia No. 3 Hall lapel/hat pin for 2021. Both programs are outlined in this issue on the inside front cover and inside back cover. As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization we are entirely dependent on the kind generosity of our membership and supporters. It takes a lot of money to maintain and grow our museum operations in Hayward, Wisconsin, our international Hall of Fame program and our international world records recognition program. By the way, the winner of last year’s 50/50 cash raffle put almost $8,000.00 in their pocket. I would like to see that happen to you this year.

Until the fall,

Best regards,
Emmett A. Brown, Jr. | Executive Director