Monday, May 20, 2013

Vintage Antique Lure Collection & More



My wife and I made a quick road trip last week to some antiques shops we had found online in Fayetteville Tennessee. We have always been interested in antiques ever since we got married.
While we were there we discovered His and Hers Antiques that had one of the largest collections of antiques fishing equipment I had seen in quite a while. What really go my attention were the old fly rods and reels and the old fishing lures going as far back as the twenties. I am not a collector of old lures, but my nephew is and he would have had a blast in this place. I can remember as a boy using some of the old lures that were in the display cases in this place. The Lucky 13, Heddon Wounded Spook, Devils Horse and of course the Hawaiian Wiggler, were just a few I fished with growing up in rural Mississippi.
The owner told me he goes to shows all over the United States to collect, sell, and swap lures with other lure collectors. NFLCC Tackle Collectors is his favorite place to keep in touch with other lure collectors and just share information about old fishing equipment. This place got me to thinking about collecting some of those old wooden lures I use to fish with.
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There was over 600 lures in this one shop.
The fly rod display in the background was special; in fact the fly rod reminded me of my Dad's old Pflueger
Wonder how many fishing trips this old Evinrude has made??
Not a bad price for the entire collection
 

                                              

20 comments:

Trail The Outdoors said...

That antique shop seems pretty unique. I love seeing all the old fishing gear. It just amazes me how far the technology has advanced in the fishing world. Awesome find, and thanks for sharing!

Coloradocasters said...

I really dig those old lures. I have some set aside that should go in a wooden case at some point. Not antiques just good ol lures. Well done.

The Reel Fish Posse said...

Bill, what a treasure chest you found. Thanks for sharing. Wished I lived closer. Did your ideas for collecting lead to a thinned wallet?

Steve Zakur said...

I have a few old fly reels and a box of ancient flies I found in the wood shed up in New Hampshire. It's interesting to be connected to earlier times in the sport though my wife draws the line at any new "old" gear appearing in the house. In fact, she forbids and new "new" gear too.

Fly Waters Edge - Kevin said...

I have an old metal tackle box full of old plugs. I may use that link you posted to check on what they maybe worth. I'm sure not much money but memories are pricless.

Brk Trt said...

I love old fishing gear.
I had a few balsa wood plugs, but they were lost in one of our moves.

Bill Trussell said...

Trail
I will going back in a couple of weeks to get a better look--too many people in the place to really see everything. thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Colorado
Hold on to those lures, you never know how much they will be worth 10 years from now. thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Mel
I didn't buy a thing, too expensive, some of the lures were price right but I am not into collecting those now. thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Steve
You should do a post concerning those old flies and reels, I am sure everyone would be interested--thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Kevin
It would be interesting to find out
what the box is worth. thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Alan
I wish I had some I have lost along the way--thanks for the comment

Howard said...

Hi Bill, Now you've got my attention. I used to collect lures after a trip to antique shops in Grand Rapids Michigan many years ago. I bought so many that I had an instant collection. Hmmmm, did you say rods and reels?

Bill Trussell said...

Howard
I just might start a collection myself. My wife and I will be going back in a couple of weeks. I will check out the fly reels and rod for you. thanks for the comment

Justin Carfagnini said...

It's really cool seeing how things have advanced since then. Get's you thinking if that old stuff can still do work like a newer lure.

Bill Trussell said...

Justin
Old verses new---I will take the new--thanks for the comment

Justin said...

Awesome find Bill! Thanks for sharing!

Bill Trussell said...

Justin
Glad you enjoyed the post, the trip was worth the time spent. thanks for the comment

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Bill Trussell said...

Spinning Reels
Thanks for the compliment and glad you enjoy the blog; agree find bargains when you can. Thanks for the comment