Classic Fishing Lures

Lure of collecting: Whitman man hooked on his fishing hobby

By JAY N. MILLER
For The Patriot Ledger
April 13, 2006

“Whitman’s Marty McGovern didn’t go in for collecting baseball cards, or football mini-helmets, or even autographed hockey pucks.

Those are some of the more popular sports collectibles, but McGovern is a nationally known figure in a more esoteric field. He collects classic fishing lures, and has a multi-thousand dollar display he takes on the road year-round to assorted fishing shows, boat shows, and gatherings of like-minded outdoor sportsmen.

…”The most I ever paid for a single piece was $3,000 for a Creek Chub Giant Pikey,” McGovern noted. “It’s a two-piece, goldfish color lure that is extremely rare, and was in superb condition.”

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