William H. “Bill” Burgess – Minot’s maker of fishing flies, spinners, and spoons.Discover Maine Magazine, Western Maine Counties (2016)
William H. “Bill” Burgess (1886-1967) made fishing tackle for his adult life, 1922 to around 1945. Burgess invented, and made, a greater variety of fishing spinners than any other early Maine tackle maker. He employed up to a dozen local people each year. His employees, mostly – if not all women – liked working for Burgess because he paid more than the Auburn shoe factories and allowed his employees to work for their homes.
- angling history,
- William H. Burgess,
- State-O-Maine Fishing Tackle
Publication DateMay, 2016
Citation InformationWilliam B. Krohn. "William H. “Bill” Burgess – Minot’s maker of fishing flies, spinners, and spoons." Discover Maine Magazine, Western Maine Counties Vol. 25 Iss. 4 (2016) p. 69 - 72
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