"His is a remarkable life, with simple beginnings. While fresh out of high school, he took a job as a salesman in an outdoor store in Ohio. For the next eight years, he had the chance to see and use every new hook, line and sinker that was introduced to the market," wrote Jay Cassell in an OWAA Legends piece he wrote about Circle. "The tackle business was in its infancy then. Not willing to limit his fishing to lures sold on the market, Circle decided to make his own instead. The result was a plug, which he called The Walnut Crab...he took it to the president of Heddon fishing tackle and declared he'd match it against any lure Heddon had to offer."