Great story Chris. Tom deserves a lot of credit for what he did for tackle industry and for those who never had the privilege to attend a BASS weigh-in with Ray Scott as the emcee you have no idea what a performance you missed. The man would put P.T. Barnum to shame and knew more fish stories than anyone I've ever known, most of them true.
Long ago when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks it was called witchcraft, nowadays it's called golf.