RE: Lonnie Stanley passes – Lonnie, who is in the Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame, deserves his place in the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame. His tournament record aside, he developed or help develop so many baits and refined the baits that we use every day. From colored jig weed guards, interchangeable jig skirts, the Vibra Shaft tapered wire spinnerbait, the Wedge Blade, metal flake and silicone jig and spinnerbait skirts, just to name a few. He did this while fishing the Bassmaster Tour winning two events including the Megabucks and qualifying for five Bassmaster Classics. Few in the sport did more for so many than Lonnie Stanley. He kept his operation in Texas when so many companies took their business overseas.