Montana Outdoor Podcast: Montana’s Tackle Manufacturer Dick Zimmer
By angelamontana

Posted: June 10, 2023

Does He Control Fish with His Mind, or Are the Lures He Makes Just Irresistible?

This week on the Montana Outdoor Podcast. Downrigger Dale and The Captain had a chance to talk to Montana fishing legend Dick Zimmer, aka, The Mackman of Zimmer Tackle. Dick has been fishing Montana’s waters for 70 years! His lures and other tackle for Lake Trout, Whitefish, Kokanee Salmon and many other species of fish are known by Montana Fishermen as some of the most effective ever made. In fact, most everything that Dick makes sells as fast as he can make them. So HOW DOES HE DO IT? Click here right now to listen and find out!

On this week’s Montana Outdoor Podcast, Dick Zimmer also tells his fascinating story of how he became a tackle Manufacturer. SPOILER ALERT: He was working for a dental instrument manufacturer when an idea hit him. He took some left-over dental instrument materials and…well you just need to hear Dick tell the story! He also gave his lures some very strange names like; Rattle D Zastors, Leadagators and more. How did they get those names? Click here to listen and find out!

After you listen to the Podcast you can click here to take a look at all the Zimmer Tackle! You can also get the latest Fishing Report for Flathead Lake, Lake Mary Ronan and other waterways in Northwest Montana by clicking here. Read that report over carefully, and head where Dick tells you to go and you will be well on your way to catching some great fish. If you have some questions for Dick Zimmer, just give him a call at 406-675-0068 or you can click here to email Dick!

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