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designer , inventor , publisher , author , company executive

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.


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 of the Board, In-Fisherman Inc., since 1974;vice president, public, In-Fisherman magazine, Communications Network, Brainerd, Minnesota, since 1975. Vice president Camp Fish Ednl. Opportunities Foundation, Walker, Minnesota, since 1984.

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



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.


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: 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.

Arthur Paul Lindner

Estelle (Belz) Lindner

Dolores Marie Hakes

William Lindner

Michael Lindner

James Lindner

Kim Lindner

Dawn Lindner

Lisa Lindner

Daniel Lindner