Dec 1, 2020 | By: Nick Ursini

Local Fishing Legend, In-Fisherman Co-Founder Ron Lindner Dies

Ron Lindner
(Courtesy: Facebook/In-Fisherman)

Ron Lindner, co-founder of In-Fisherman, passed away on Monday at the age of 86, according to the In-Fisherman Facebook page.

Ron and his brother Al Lindner created the “In-Fisherman Communications Network”, which launched in 1975.

Ron and Al moved to Minnesota from Chicago in 1968 and opened a fishing guide service called the Nisswa Guides League, focusing on trips in the Brainerd Lakes Area. They invented and marketed a number of lures that remain fixtures in tackle boxes around the country, including the Lindy Rig. They also developed the “Fish+Location+Presentation = Success” (F+L+P=S) formula to help simplify fishing methods across the seasons.

The Lindners sold In-Fisherman in 1998 to Primedia.

A statement on the In-Fisherman Facebook page reads: “Rest in peace, Ron. Your accolades are too many and varied to be captured here, right now, but will be revisited as we move forward in a fishing world much influenced by your life of service to the cause.”

Lindner is survived by his wife of 66 years, Dolores, and their seven children and numerous grandchildren.

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