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Fred A. Arbogast

Akron-born Central High School graduate and a left halfback on the 1911 and 1912 varsities that won 16 football games while losing one and tying one. Arbogast began bait casting at age 12. He won the world championship in 1922, establishing a plug distance casting record of 250 feet in 1924 and a light tackle distance mark of 244 in 1926. That same year Arbogast started his own business in Akron with the Fred A. Arbogast Co. Inc. This grew into one of the largest bait manufacturing companies in the world by the time of his death on October 27, 1947.

Inducted 1957 | Fishing