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2012 Bronzeback Blowout
SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 2014
3:00 to 9:00 PM

American Legion Hall
310 West Butterfield Road, Elmhurst (click for map)
Dinner, speakers, raffles, silent auctions
$30 per person

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Dan Basore
Dan Basore, Featured Speaker
An avid angler from age 3 with many memorable catches, Dan was invited by Ray Scott to be one of the earliest lifetime members of the Bass Angler's Sportsman Society, B.A.S.S.

He served as President of the Indianapolis Bassmasters and won many tournaments including a National Bass tournament on Indiana’s Lake Monroe. Through this and exhibits of his Historical Fishing Display since 1968 at many sports shows, museums, the Bassmaster Classic and fishing clubs, he has met and become friends with the many including the who's-who of fishing, earning an advanced degree from them in angling.

Old-time friends included Gadabout Gaddis, Buck Perry, John Husar, Len Hartman, Jim Bagley, Bill Norman, Tom Mann and Bill Cullerton who are deceased and still include Al and Ron Lindner, Billy and Bobby Murray, Bill Dance, Dan Gapen and many more. By covering the Bassmaster Classic as a writer he knows many of the current and former top sticks.

He served as a field tester and was sponsored by companies including Shakespeare, Pflueger, Mann’s, Bagley, Bill Norman and was the first field tester for Humminbird and Shimano. Still competing in vintage tackle fishing and casting tournaments he has won more of these contests than anyone.

Basore has authored hundreds of articles about fishing and it’s history and has been a speaker for many years with crowds as large as thousands at the Indiana State Fair Coliseum one of the first instructors for the 1,500 attendees at the original Bass University and at many sports shows and fishing clubs. He specializes in teaching kids to fish with more productive methods, having taught Cub and Girl Scouts, school fishing clubs, foster children and more.

Denny Sands
Denny Sands, Conservation Speaker
Denny Sands has been a part of the Illinois outdoor scene for many years. In 2010 he was inducted into the Illinois Outdoor Hall of Fame. As the founding president of Shabbona Lake Sportsman Club and owner of Shabbona Lakeside Bait & Tackle, no one has done more for the quality of the Shabbona Lake fishery than Denny. As an Air Force trained cartographer, he created the map of Shabbona Lake and will be discussing rock structure and conservation.






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