Dick Cabela.

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Dick Cabela.

Post by Hot Pepper Dude » Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:47 pm

A very sad day for all American, Canadian, and others involved in the outdoor sports involving firearms. Dick Cabela has passed away at the age of 77. He started from his spam selling fishing flies, and grew the business to become North Americas number one retailer of all things outdoors.

Here in Canada, we will celebrate his legacy with a new store to open in Barrie Ontario this June/July. It will do great business for sure.

Regards, H.P.D.

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Re: Dick Cabela.

Post by hankenhunter » Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:57 pm

Bummer. :( His catalogues have been a staple in my bathroom for tweny years.
Rest in peace.
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Re: Dick Cabela.

Post by Waif » Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:31 pm

R.I.P. Dick.
We made up spoons in the early seventies for fishing Canada ..35 cents a piece finished if I recall correctly, still prized and only a couple left.A pike claimed one of them, well scarred, a couple years back. We built spinners then also. All from a Cabela's black and white catalog about 3/8 inch thick.The company and I share the same age.
S5s,cheek piece,firebolts, Original Rocket Steel heads.
Bushnell yardage pro on Excalibur mount.

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Easton xx75,s 2219. Bolt-cutters.
Bunch of bumpers.
Vixenmaster! string.

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Re: Dick Cabela.

Post by Hot Pepper Dude » Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:08 pm

Thanks Waif for relating your history with Cabelas. Very much appreciated.

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