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Ronald John Lindner

Ronald John Lindner, American publishing company executive, publisher, angling theoretician, author, inventor, tackle designer. Inducted into National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame, 1991; named Walleyes Unlimited Man of Year, 1992.


  • Lindner, Ronald John was born on September 1, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Arthur Paul and Estelle (Belz) Lindner.

  • Career

    • Vice-president Lindner Tackle Company, Chicago, 1958-1966. Vice president Lindy Corporation, Brainerd, Minnesota, 1968-1973. Director advertising Ray O Vac Outdoors, Madison, Wisconsin, 1973-1975.

      Co-founder, chairman board In-Fisherman Inc., since 1974. Vice president, public In-Fisherman magazine, Communications Network, Brainerd, Minnesota, since 1975. Vice president Camp Fish Educational Opportunities Foundation, Walker, Minnesota, since 1984.

      Secretary Fishing Camps, Inc., Walker, since 1983. Director Sportsman's Recipes, Blaine, Minnesota.


    • Pike: Handbook of Strategies
    • Easy to read text, photos, in-depth charts, illustrations, and maps lead you through the seasons for consistent success in catching this legendary tackle buster.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Member Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life, Brainerd. Member advisory board Minnesota Department Natural Resources. Board directors Cabela's/In-Fisherman Professional Waleeye Trail Tournament Circuit.

    Served with United States Army, 1953-1955. Member Outdoor Writers Association American (Best Outdoor Programming in American award 1984, for radio, 1984), Association Great Lakes Outdoor Writers.



    Tournament fishing, devloped a comprehensive lake, river, and reservoir identification classification system, a fish response calendar, and a trademarked fishing formula, inventor of "lindy rig" lure.


    • Married Dolores Marie Hakes, June 2, 1956. Children– William, Michael, James, Kim, Dawn, Lisa, Daniel.
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    Born September 1, 1934
    • 1958 - 1966
      Vice-president Lindner Tackle Company
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1968 - 1973
      vice president, Lindy Corporation
      Brainerd, Minnesota, United States
    • 1973 - 1975
      director, advertising Ray O Vac Outdoors
      Madison, Tennessee, United States
    • 1975
      vice president
      Brainerd, Minnesota, United States