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Vintage Tackle Contest: Acme Wire Click Reel

by Joe Cermele The reel below was entered into our vintage tackle contest by Dale White on behalf of a neighbor who is looking for the value, as he wants to put it in a shadow box and give it to his great grandson. Dale did some research...Show More Summary

Vintage Tackle Contest: Helin Fly-Rod Flatfish

by Joe Cermele We've seen a few other flatfish lures in our ongoing vintage tackle contest, but this one caught my attention because it was specifically designed to be fished on a fly rod. Owner John Ball says this is one of many vintage tackle items left to him by his great uncle. Show More Summary

Vintage Tackle Contest: Marathon Muskrat

by Joe Cermele This week in our ongoing vintage tackle contest we have one of my favorite lure styles: mammal imitators. Though I can't say I've caught much on baits that look like ducks and rats and possums, I really get a kick out of them. Show More Summary

Vintage Tackle Contest: Miss Bobbie Bobbers

by Joe Cermele Appearing for one week only, direct from the Vegas strip to our ongoing vintage tackle contest, we bring you a whole troop of Miss Bobbie Bobbers. (For $5, I'll send you the uncensored photo. Must be 18 or older). You may recall the topless mermaid lure in the contest a while back, but these ladies are showing a lot more skin. Show More Summary

Vintage Tackle Contest: Heddon Triple Teazer

by Joe Cermele Isn't it funny how everyone these days is all up in arms over the Alabama Rig as if it's the greatest "new" invention since sliced bread? I've been arguing that umbrella rigs have been used in the salt for decades, but...Show More Summary

Vintage Tackle Contest: HICO Topwater

by Joe Cermele This week's entry into our ongoing vintage tackle contest comes from Tracey Johnston, who acquired this lure when he purchased an old tackle box full of rusty baits. Though he identified a bunch of the lures, this striped topwater left him a bit stumped. Show More Summary

Vintage Tackle Contest: Soap-A-Lure

by Joe Cermele Here's a direct quote from resident vintage tackle expert Dr. Todd Larson of the The Whitefish Press and "Fishing For History" blog regarding this Soap-A-Lure scent remover entered into the vintage tackle contest by Steve Crismon: "This was the toughest nut to crack to date. Show More Summary

Vintage Tackle Contest: Whirlaway Rod & Reel Combo

by Joe Cermele This week in our ongoing vintage tackle contest we have the odd-looking rod and reel combo below. The photo was sent in by Henry Kenworthy, who wrote: This unique fishing rod was given to me as a child (approx 35 years ago) in Marianna, Arkansas, by a man named Cody as payment for helping him clean out his boathouse. Show More Summary

Vintage Tackle Contest: Heddon Crazy Crawler

by Joe Cermele This weeks entry into our ongoing vintage tackle contest comes front Brent Glowa. Brent sent in a ton of photos of old lures passed down from his dad who sadly passed away. Brent says that he has fond memories of playing...Show More Summary

Vintage Tackle Contest: Eagle Claw Trailmaster Travel Rod

by Joe Cermele These days just about every rod company on the planet is making a travel rod. Not only can you find about any length/weight of fly, spinner, and baitcaster in travel form, I even have a stand-up rod that could beat a 500-pound marlin and easily breaks down to fit in a backpack. Show More Summary

Vintage Tackle Contest: Landman Folding Net

by Joe Cermele Here's a piece of gear I've yet to see entered into our ongoing vintage tackle contest: a folding landing net. I swear by these things and have been using one for years. This specimen belongs to Joe Binter, who wrote: I received this net as a gift when my wife's grandfather gave me his fishing tackle. Show More Summary

Vintage Tackle Contest: Pflueger Musky Globe

by Joe Cermele This week in our ongoing vintage tackle contest we have a lure sent in by Tim Keenan. Tim's grandfather gave him this Pflueger Musky Globe when he was cleaning out his garage, and told Tim he and an old friend actually used it to stick a few muskies back in the day. Show More Summary

Vintage Tackle Contest: Jiffy Ferrules Rod Repair Sleeves

by Joe Cermele If there's one thing I'll never forget about my grandfather, it's that he had no issue fishing with a rod haphazardly repaired with butcher's twine and epoxy where it had snapped, guides loosely held on with electrical...Show More Summary

Vintage Tackle Contest: Old Glory Fish Hook & Animal Trap

by Joe Cermele Ah, the good old days when tackle was designed just to put food on the table! The photo of this Old Glory Fish Hook & Animal Trap was sent in by tackle collector Mike Frome. The way I see it, this sinister device would be equally at home on a muddy catfish river circa 1920, or on the set of one of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre movies. Show More Summary

Vintage Tackle Contest: Wright & McGill Pay-Master Mouse Spoons

by Joe Cermele Given that over the last few months I've noticed mouse lures seem to be making a huge comeback, with several companies making ultra-realistic topwater rodents, I thought it might be fun to see some mice from yesteryear. Show More Summary

Vintage Tackle Contest: The 6-Jointed...Watch Fob?

by Joe Cermele The photo below was entered into our ongoing vintage tackle contest by Don Leurquin, and I'll admit I thought it was a really interesting piece, and looked like no other lure submitted thus far. Don got the "lure" when...Show More Summary

Vintage Tackle Contest: Sears & Roebuck Fish Bait Oil

by Joe Cermele The liquid attractants you bought just last week smell bad enough. Imagine the stink that would fill the room if you took the cork out of this bottle of oil from the 1930s. This unique entry was submitted into our ongoing...Show More Summary

Vintage Tackle Contest: Heddon Dowagiac Minnow

by Joe Cermele I know, I know...our ongoing vintage tackle contest seems to be turning into a "lure only" contest, but it's hard not to pick lures when we've been getting so few appraisal-worthy rods and reels in the inbox lately and so many cool vintage baits! Case in point, the Heddon Dowagiac Minnow below. Show More Summary

Vintage Tackle Contest: Calamity Trolling Bait

by Joe Cermele And now for a dash of salt in our ongoing vintage tackle contest. The photo below was sent in by David Streko, who didn't mention how he acquired this Calamity Trolling Bait, but is hoping the good doctor can tell him more about it. Show More Summary

Vintage Tackle Contest: Helin Fishcake

by Joe Cermele Today's entry into our ongoing vintage tackle contest hits close to home for me. Whenever I'm on a beach or trout stream, one of my favorite things to do (especially if the fishing's slow) is kick through piles of shells looking for washed up old lures, or wade along the tree line, hunting for flies stuck in the low branchs. Show More Summary

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