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LURING 'EM IN

Little bait shop on Route 50 still lures ’em

Father, 90, and son team up to run Wiggly Worm, opened in 1956

Owners of Wiggly Worm Bait store in Glenville William Ingles, left, and his son Gary Ingles, share a laugh in the Route 50 store Wednesday.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Owners of Wiggly Worm Bait store in Glenville William Ingles, left, and his son Gary Ingles, share a laugh in the Route 50 store Wednesday.
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Golden shiners flipped and flashed in the dim light as Gary Ingles scooped them from a tank at Wiggly Worm Bait and Tackle. It was a quiet Wednesday at the little white store set back from Route 50 — no fish tales from customers to drown out the hiss of water spraying into bait tanks. The smell of fish was noticeable in the air. These days, bait fish are brought in from Arkansas and night ...

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JIMOCONNOR
May 2, 2014
11:25 a.m.

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Been using WIGGLY WORM earth worms to aerate my raised vegetable gardens for years.

albright1+
May 2, 2014
5:51 p.m.

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I first went there 45 years ago. Mr. Ingles likes to talk....so leave an extra ten minutes for talking if you go.

nanmossey
May 2, 2014
7:31 p.m.

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I'm not a fisherman, but that sign is a huge part of my "home town" perspective. Friends who have moved away still remember that as a landmark of our childhoods.

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