Gadabout Gaddis

These days few anglers have heard the name Gadabout Gaddis, but it’s worth remembering that Roscoe Vernon Gaddis spawned an entire industry: the TV fisherman. His uniqueness was highlighted by the fact that he steered clear of expensive resorts and gear. Rob Streeter offers a short biography ijn Albany, New York’s Times Union. “He even got his start before there was any such thing as television, on WGY radio in Schenectady in 1938. The General Electric owned the radio station. A year after his radio debut, GE asked Gaddis to do an experimental show for a new medium called television.”

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