Wally had come up with the idea of getting a trademark for Mr.Crappie®. Mr.Crappie® seemed like a great name for his products. Over the years people had called Wally " The Crappie King", "The Crappie Guru", etc. Mr.Crappie® is one that stuck in Wally's mind. So in 1998 Mr.Crappie® fishing line was invented and sold exclusively at Bass Pro Shops®. Wally Marshall™ designed rods, reels, lures, hooks, floats, line and almost everything you would need to catch or clean a crappie! From 1996 to 2011, Wally Marshall™ has designed the most awesome crappie fishing products for crappie anglers all across the US- and Overseas too!