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#935147 - 09/26/08 05:30 AM Angler Moves On To The Big Waters
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Don't know if any of you guys knew him, but Billy Phillips a local lure maker and famed bass angler from Jackson, Tenn. passed away Thursday. He died of cancer.
He made lures like the Go-Go Girl and Double Whammy for years out of his garage.
He fished two classics and finished 4th in one of 'em.
I wrote several stories on him over the years.
He will be missed.

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#935228 - 09/26/08 07:08 AM Re: Angler Moves On To The Big Waters [Re: Taylor]
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 Originally Posted By: Taylor
Don't know if any of you guys knew him, but Billy Phillips a local lure maker and famed bass angler from Jackson, Tenn. passed away Thursday. He died of cancer.
He made lures like the Go-Go Girl and Double Whammy for years out of his garage.
He fished two classics and finished 4th in one of 'em.
I wrote several stories on him over the years.
He will be missed.
I'm a Johnny come lately in Jackson(6 plus years), but I remember seeing Mr.Phillip's name re:fishing/bass fishing from time to time in the Memphis papers. It seems to me that he was an owner of a classic Jackson/west Tennessee fishing rig in the old days, a 14 ft Alumnacraft and a 25 Johnson! When you saw one of those rigs, there was a good chance that the owner was from Jackson.
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#935251 - 09/26/08 07:23 AM Re: Angler Moves On To The Big Waters [Re: 4onaside]
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I didn't have the pleasure of knowing Mr. Phillips, but have some friends that knew him well. They always said he was a great fisherman and a class act. I have several of his lures in my boxes. He will be missed.
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#935305 - 09/26/08 08:06 AM Re: Angler Moves On To The Big Waters [Re: scn]
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FD Alumacraft...I think, is that right.
I heard many stories about Billy showing up to fish a tournament in that, or whatever it was...and there might have been some snickers.
The one snickering in the end always seemed to be Billy, so the stories go.

The few times I visited him at his home, he had a 'glass b-boat under the garage.

I know, I keep a couple of his baits in my collection, and when times get hard, I dig down, get 'em out and nearly always say, "...if they don't bite this, they ain't biting!"
And it is typically true. Mark of a good bait.

LOL.

When it wasn't business (reporting) I generally talked to him more about bird hunting more than anything, I mean what would I have to say about fishing to a man that probably already knew it all...he obviously loved to quail hunt, too.

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#935921 - 09/26/08 02:43 PM Re: Angler Moves On To The Big Waters [Re: Taylor]
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I still have a couple of "Little Jewels".
A great loss to be sure.

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