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Antique Lure Reel Ads Stories Photos

This Antique Lure Reel Ads Stories Photos page will be a repository for a great many piscatorial references. Old and Antique Magazine Articles and Ads featuring a vast array of Antique Lures, Antique Reels, and Fishing Themed Items. By studying these things we can better pin down the events surrounding or time lines for the items we collect. As time goes by we keep getting a greater glimpse into our Fishing past. As more items become digitized our selection to choose from expands exponentially .

Tight Lines Tuesday the Puritan

By | November 21st, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Antique Reels, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc)|Tags: , , , , , |

Tight Lines Tuesday the Puritan by John Etchieson Sometime in the fall of 1621, the Puritans invited their Indian friends to join them in a three-day festival which we now call the first Thanksgiving. As [...]

Wright McGill Eagle Claw History

By | November 17th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), Fly Fishing, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Wright McGill Eagle Claw History This Wright McGill Eagle Claw History tale was taken from an excerpt from the Company in 1974. Stories like these breath life into the companies that we as collectors seek [...]

Tight Lines Tuesday The Swastika

By | November 14th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Antique Reels, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc)|Tags: , , , , , , |

Tight Lines Tuesday The Swastika by John Etchieson Tight Lines Tuesday The Swastika; The Swastika was not always an evil symbol - 100+ years ago in 1914 this very rare "Speckled Beauty" fly fishing line [...]

Tight Lines Tuesday Pawtucket Braided Line Company

By | November 7th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc)|Tags: , , , , , |

Tight Lines Tuesday by John Etchieson Pawtucket Braided Line Company The Pawtucket Braided Line Company established in 1882 in Pawtucket Rhode Island by Alphonso G. Hazard, this firm produced cotton, linen and silk fish lines [...]

Tight Lines Tuesday the Black Witch

By | October 31st, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Antique Reels, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc)|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Tight Lines Tuesday the Black Witch by John Etchieson For Halloween today the BLACK WITCH brand fishing line would be the Ideal one to use. Made in the late 1930s by the Newton Line Company [...]

Shakespeare Bait Company Baseball Team

By | October 28th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers, Shakespeare Lures|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Shakespeare Bait Company Baseball Team Many people are not aware of a Shakespeare Bait Company Baseball Team and a Antique Fishing Lure company relationship. Well its true, there is a tie in between Americas Favorite [...]

Tight Lines Tuesday Shakespeare’s Indian Silk Lines

By | October 24th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc)|Tags: , , , , , , |

Tight Lines Tuesday Shakespeare's Indian Silk Lines by John Etchieson 108 years ago in 1909 the William Shakespeare Jr. Tackle Company of Kalamazoo, Michigan adopted a new trade mark for its "Indian Silk Lines" using [...]

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Tight Lines Tuesday Kresge Special

By | October 10th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc)|Tags: , , , , |

Tight Lines Tuesday Kresge Special by John Etchieson Tight Lines Tuesday Kresge Special, "Attention Kmart shoppers!" long before you had ever heard of our "blue light specials" we had specials ... We were called Kresge [...]

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Tight Lines Tuesday Ace Hardware by Shakespeare

By | September 26th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc)|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Tight Lines Tuesday Ace Hardware by Shakespeare by John Etchieson Here is a rare 80 year old ACE STORES "QUALITY" brand Japan silk casting line from 1937 that was manufactured by the Shakespeare Tackle Company. [...]

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Tight Lines Tuesday Mount Everest

By | September 19th, 2017|Categories: 19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc)|Tags: , , , , , |

Tight Lines Tuesday Mount Everest Tight Lines Tuesday Mount Everest by John Etchieson - In the early 1920s (1921 - 1924) several expeditions were undertaken by different parties of men to ascend to the top [...]

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Tight Lines Tuesday Colored Spools

By | September 12th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc)|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Tight Lines Tuesday Colored Spools by John Etchieson - Tight Lines Tuesday Colored Spools; All fishing lines, with very few exceptions, had been packaged on solid black color enamel painted wooden spools since 1880. However, 85 [...]

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Tight Lines Tuesday Shakespeare Cadillac

By | September 5th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), Shakespeare Lures|Tags: , , , |

Tight Lines Tuesday Shakespeare Cadillac by John Etchieson  87 years ago in 1930 the Shakespeare Tackle Company introduced a very high quality enameled "Super Silk" fly line for trout fishing that they called the CADILLAC [...]

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Harpers Weekly April 1872

By | August 21st, 2017|Categories: 19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc)|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Harpers Weekly April 1872 In this edition of Harpers Weekly April 1872 we get a glimpse in to some of the lifes work for a man who's name and work are embedded in fish-lore, fly [...]

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Louis Rhead Obituary

By | August 11th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), Fly Fishing|Tags: , , , , , , |

Louis Rhead Obituary This Louis Rhead Obituary was printed by the same newspaper the Rhead had penned and contributed for decades earlier. His range was from fly Fishing the Gentleman's Trout to landing the Gamy [...]

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Louis Rhead Putting Worms on a Hook

By | August 10th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc)|Tags: , , , , |

Louis Rhead Putting Worms on a Hook This Louis Rhead Putting Worms on a Hook Illustration invokes in many a special feeling or time. A time when we ourselves were children or when we passed [...]

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