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Jamison Winged Mascot Lure No 2

Jamison Winged Mascot Lure No. 2

Today I lost one of my best friends who I traveled across country to lure shows for years with. For two decades Joe and I were friends and my list of memories just as long. So many times, at the end of the nights, if neither of us sold much we would dump our lures on the bed and make huge trade piles and just swap lures. We enjoyed each others lure more than any we could usually find at the shows. Joe was a mentor to me and sometimes I thought of him as a friend, other times as a Dad. Joe wasn’t ever afraid to say what he thought and I so loved that about him. He was the first secretary to the National Lure Collectors Club in the 1970’s. Joe taught me priorities and reminded me every time we spoke of what was important and that was family and friends. I’m having a hard time trying to write with tears on my keyboard. He texted me last night telling me he needed to see me as he knew his time was coming, I replied back I could be there today, instead the phone rang today and Joe had passed. Joe was big on history, and his love of the ancillary things we collected gave us both a lot of things to talk about. You will hear me  mention Joe as #itsmystorytotell and will be my way of dealing with it (I can hear him telling me now to suck it up buttercup and dont let this get in the way of what we love and keep telling those stories)

I wrote this post about Joe almost a year ago, I dont feel much like lures tonight so Ill just re-post this. If you haven’t told someone how much they mean to you, do so, because you never know when it may be your last.

Joe Nelson and Jamison Lures

We’ve come to appreciate certain things in Southern Oklahoma, the rain being the one at the forefront. So, on a a rainy day in Southern Oklahoma I awoke this morning appreciative of natures gift, and in my early morning routine again I was reminded of another. No matter the days, the weeks and more often then not lately the many many months gone, the paths traveled or life’s circumstances have led, Ive always received a email response from my friend Joe. Joe, a friend for almost two decades who I’ve traveled the country with, attending antique fishing lure shows, talked at great length about more topics than I can name.

He has always taken time to email me, check on and wish my son’s health and his battle with ITP. He is a good friend who would listen to whatever I found relevant, and gave his thoughts. As 20 years my senior, one of the early members of the National Fishing Lure Collectors Club, […]

2016-11-28T19:37:42+00:00 November 28th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Jamison Winged Mascot Lure No 2

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1996

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1996

This  NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1996 contain the below Mentioned Articles. 

June 1996 Volume 6 Issue Number 1

Cover Photo includes Huge pile of Underwater Minnow Lures.

From the Editor by Dudley Murphy
When is it Time to Sell by Dan Rodd
The Collectors Library by Dudley Murphy
The South Bend Bait Company / Fly Rod Lures by Fred Kibler & Jerry Martin
The Lander Bait Company / Pre Chippewa Story by Terry Larsen
It’s Still Out There by Rick Edmisten
Since 1040 / The Unusual Lures of Fred Barrows by Jack Cooper
The William Jamison Company by Steve Lumpkin

The Feature Lure shown in the Centerfold is the Pflueger Surprise Minnow in the Box.

December 1996 Volume 6 Issue Number 2

Cover Photo includes a great table top scene wit rods reels and lures.

From the Editor by Dudley Murphy
In the Beginning Part  / The Floating Bass Bug by Jerry Martin & Fred Kibler & Steve Lumpkin
Frankin A Alger by Jerry Martin & Clarance Zahn
It’s Still Out There by Rick Edmisten
Zumski’s Whiptail Sucker by Dan Basore
Macks Tackle Workshop / The Early Years by Colby Sorrells

The Feature Lure shown in the Centerfold is the Oliver & Gruber Lure in the Correct Box with Papers.

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1996 Cover Gallery

2016-10-26T11:41:08+00:00 September 8th, 2016|Antique Lures, Friends & Clubs, NFLCC|Comments Off on NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1996

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