Favorite Fish: Smallmouth Bass, Snook, and Tarpon
Over the years, Ron Lindner has become a leader in the sportfishing world. He continues to fish avidly for all freshwater fish, still averaging about 200 days on the water each year, fishing both freshwater and quite a bit of saltwater. Incurably curious, he continues to explore the where, when, whys and hows of fish habits and behavior.
Among his current efforts, Ron is actively involved at Lindner Media Productions, which specializes in producing educational fishing programs, educational DVDs, national TV commercials, product sales presentations, point of purchase product DVDs shown internationally in sporting goods stores, as well as providing underwater photography to the sport fishing industry. Today he is intensely interested in the phenomenon of the internet and it’s social media aspects.
Ron and his brother Al were both inducted into the Normark Hall of Fame for the indelible mark.
Ron was first inducted into the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame as an Legendary Angler, then later enshrined as an educator. He is also in the Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame. He has received countless awards for his contribution to sportfishing and the sportfishing industry. Ron along with brother Al Lindner are co-founders of In-Fisherman Media Network and produced most of the early television and radio shows and the In-Fisherman Magaine. He was honored by the Minnesota Magazines and Publications Association and received the Hedley Donovan Award for their contributions to the Minnesota magazine industry. He also founded Lindy Tackle, invented the Lindy Rig, the No-Snagg sinker, The stand-up jig, the wire “R-Bend” in spinnerbaits, and much more like work on the underwater camera and the modern rainsuit.
In pursuing his dream of working in the world of sports fishing, Ron has worn many hats -professional guide, tackle and equipment designer, inventor (three patents and 30 unique designs to his credit), tackle manufacturer, professional tournament angler, promoter, writer, publisher, book author, television producer, radio host, professional tournament angler, internet host, and perhaps most importantly, an indefatigably curious fisherman and consummate innovator.
Ron’s work in angling theory includes co-authorship of 10 books. He also has written hundreds of published articles; produced thousands of radio and TV scripts; developed a comprehensive lake, river and reservoir identification classification system and a fish response calendar; and developed the famed F+L+P=S (Fish + Location + Presentation = Success) formula, described as the algebra of angling. His early scientific approach to the sport(along with other pioneers) provided the foundation, framework, and language for today's modern sport fishing forum.
Ron is currently completing on his seminal work—The Probability Tables.