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Of trolling motors

Some fishing facts just make you shake your head in disbelief. When it comes to trolling motors, here are some doozies.

Updated: July 8, 2004, 7:44 PM ET
By Ron Schara | Host of ESPN2's
"Backroads with Ron & Raven"

Some fishing facts just make you shake your head in disbelief.

Here's a prime example: One of the first electric trolling motors in America was developed in the Moorhead-Fargo region of Minnesota and North Dakota and became known by the brand name, MinnKota. This took place something like 68 years ago.

Is that not amazing? My, how time flies when you don't need oars.

And it all came about thanks to the electric starter motor on a Model A Ford. A flexible shaft was attached, ...

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