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Dan D. Gapen Sr.

President and Chief Executive Officer

The Gapen Company

HQ Phone: (763) 263-3558

Email: d***@***.com

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The Gapen Company

17910 87Th Street Nw

Becker, Minnesota 55308

United States

Company Description

The Gapen Company has provided fishing expertise to the angler going into the Canadian wilderness, since 1939. Dan Gapen, Sr., was only 14 when he began guiding for fishing and hunting guests at his parents lodge on the famous Nipigon River. His family ... more

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Family History [cached]

It was here that Don Gapen created the world famous Muddler Fly and it was here that his son Dan Gapen began an outdoor career and education.

Dan began as a minnow/worm boy and then as a fishing guide at the age of 14. From the age of 6 young Dan began tying flies and at the age of 8 began tying flies commercially for his father's tackle operation.
Gapen's had the first float plane fly-in operation in their section of northern Ontario. For planes, an Ancient gull wing Stinson and a cloth-covered Norseman were used. Anglers were whisked off north into the northern forest where enormous numbers of game fish awaited their arrival.
In those years, the Gapen's float planes were restricted from traveling beyond the Albany River system. If the plane were to go down, there would be no search and rescue operation beyond this point.
Dan Gapen, who now has become President & CEO of The Gapen Company, grew up in the companionship of the native Ojibwa Indian Guides, who had a great deal to do with Dan's education in this northern wilderness. Rivers abounded in this region of Ontario and it was here that young Dan gained a true love for river fishing and its rewards. The numerous Books and Videos, TV shows and stories written and hosted by Dan are evidence to this rich river wilderness heritage.
It was Dan who broke the mold and came out with other fishing lures such as the snag-free, rock walking Ugly Bug jig in 1968, and the first bottom-walking wire sinker called the Bait Walker in 1964.

Gapen YouTube Videos [cached]

Aqua Rewards cards were handed out to customers by hand from Bobber Anne & Dan Gapen to customers and fans.

Thank you for being a fan of Gapen and our fish-catching rods, flies, lures, jigs and tackle!

Gapen Bait-Walker | Snagless Bottom Weight | Anti-Snag Weight | Bottom Trolling Weight | Walleye Weight | Catfish Weight | Lake Trout Weight | Bait Walker [cached]

It was designed in 1975 by Dan Gapen, Sr. to work both live bait and lures, such as crankbaits, spoons, trolling flies and stick plugs.

Gapen Red Ball [cached]

Gapen Introduces The Red Ball

Bob Kook, fishing buddy, cameraman and good friend of the Gapen's, first laid the idea of the Red Ball style jig on Dan Gapen, Sr. after he'd done research while ice fishing for panfish.
Gapen's continue with future research on other gamefish species as you read this copy in their newest catalog. Research in new lure styles, with the Red Ball construction and theory are on-going. Fish such as walleye and bass are now being offered new Red Ball lures. As of today, the new idea is working well. Gapen's knows the round ball works. They only have to develop body styles to carry the Red Ball to other gamefish.
It is my belief--Dan Gapen, Sr.--that many of us, as well as myself, have been working our winter and summer jigs too hard.

Gapen DVD Head River Rat 6 [cached]

As many of you know, Dan Gapen Sr. is the nation's "Head River Rat. His vast experience on rivers throughout the world has been brought to light in the numerous articles written for the North American media. His books on rivers over the years have exposed the angler to a vast array of how-to tips, which have enriched and increased their catch. In their TV show, "Fishing the World with The Ol' Man and Bobber Anne," Dan and "Bobber" Anne have brought viewers to rivers throughout the world where they learn how to fish the multitude of river fish available. In this River Rat waterway series of DVDs, Dan once again opens the door and educates its viewers to this world where soft flowing and rapid exploding rivers give up their trophies.

Dan Gapen Sr. and Bobbe Anne take their viewers on an adventure across the tide water river as well as the rafting rivers where a multitude of salmon and trout are caught.

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