Saturday, July 31, 2010


I heard Mr. Hirosuke Nori, the founder of Balsa 50 and Saurus, passed away today. I have ready many books he published since I was 10 years old, and thanks to him, I could learn how wonderful bass fishing is. I'd like to extend my deepest condolences on his sudden death.

On Nov. 26, 1988, I went to one of the biggest lure fishing tackle shop in Osaka, FSS at Shinsai-bashi, and I happened to meet him there. Then, he kindly wrote his signature and the date on these lures that I purchased. I remember his warm massive hands I shook with. May his soul rest in peace, just like a calm water surface of clear lakes he liked.

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