Fishing Collectibles

Fishing: The old tackle box

The Conway Daily Sun
Bill Thompson

“The interesting thing about fishing is all of the fascinating avenues that it can lead you to. Fishing is far more complicated than just catching fish. One avenue is the collecting of old or antique fishing gear. In the last few years the hobby has grown in leaps and bounds. Not that long ago it was possible to purchase an old rod or reel at a yard sale for a few pennies, but today even the most naive weekend entrepreneur is savvy enough to realize that old fishing gear may be worth big bucks.

…Names to look for are Heddon, South Bend, Creek Chub, Paw Paw, Shakespeare, and Pflueger. There are others, but these are a few of the more popular especially the Heddon Company.”

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