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I can answer questions about collecting antique fishing lures, reels, and other items.

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I have been collecting for 30 years.


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What do you like about this subject?

incredible variety of companies to research and collect.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

A large number of US Patents have been issued for fishing tackle designs and improvements.

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Recent Answers from Robert Vermillion

2016-11-12 Metal Action Rod, by Orchard Industries:

Mike    Orchard Industries out of Detroit & Hastings Michigan, they started making rods in 1946s. The ads really start showing up in 1949 thru 1952. They also made a few fishing lures, one of them called

2016-09-25 My Fly rod:

Hi    Here is a link to a site dedicated to bamboo flyrods. It suggests your rod was made from 1930s to 1950s.    I would post a question

2016-09-20 H-I reel:

Joyce,    I am going to recommend this website dedicated to fishing reel collectors, ORCA - Old Reel Collectors Assocation:    You will need to register before posting

2016-07-01 vintage custom Phillpson bait casting rod:

Charlee    I would expect this to sell in the $200-300 range. You can sell it on ebay and should get a premium based on the condition described. Sell it under Sporting goods>outdoor sports>fishing>vintage>rods

2016-05-24 Cross rod:

bill    the Cross Rod Company started in the early 1920s by Wes Jordan. By the mid 1920s they were purchased by Southbend Bait Co, out of Southbend Indiana. You can google more information.    The value


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