In 1929, Len Thompson, a returned First World War soldier and farmer, developed his first fishing spoon in Abernethy, Saskatchewan. After many years of trying all kinds of manufactured lures, he was convinced he could make a better spoon. He believed that the slow wobbling action which antagonized game fish into striking could be created with a more intricate combination of shape and weight. Always looking for better results, he carried a file and ball peen hammer in his tackle box to perfect his already very successful prototypes.
Len's passion for fishing has carried on and has resulted in over 40 million spoons being made in the company's history (now, about 500,000 lures are produced each year).
Proudly Canadian and made in Lacombe, Alberta, our classic colour patterns and irresistible action continue to be the keys to the Len Thompson tradition of reliability and versatility.