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Antique Lures, Reels, Rods, and Loads of in Between

Dozey Boy Vintage Lure

Dozey Boy Vintage Lure

The Dozey Boy Vintage Lure is considered a mechanical or a spring loaded type lure. The lure dates to the 1950-60’s time frame. Made  by the Accepted Lure Company and Hasand Inc. out of 6055 Wichita Ave, Cleveland, Ohio. This non-descriptive plastic fishing lure measures in right around 3″ in length. The lure has two single hooks on the side, that when pressure is placed on the front line tie it inserts the two hooks into the fishes mouth.

We have a Red & White Dozey Boy in on Consignment this week, click below to view.
Dozey Boy Lure
If you have lures to sell or consign please contact me.

This no eyed plastic lure is weedless and has two tines coming out in proximity to the two single hooks making it weedless. The lure can be found in less than a handful of color configurations mostly in the two tone style.

Dozey Boy Lure Gallery

Lucky Bunny Lure

Lucky Bunny Lure

The Lucky Bunny Lure falls into the strange lure category. The antique rabbit fishing lure was first introduced in 1954. This antique lure was made by the American Rod and Gun Company out of Stamford Connecticut. Yes, this is a real rabbits foot.

We have a Lucky Bunny Lure in on Consignment this week. Click link below to view.

Lucky Bunny Lure

If you have lures to sell or consign, please contact me. 

I assume since it is said to bring good luck far be t from a fisherman to see if the claims were correct The lure was made in two different sizes a 3 1/2″ version and a 2 5/8″ inch version. The lure has a long plastic body with a duck bill to i,t is attached the line tie. The antique lure featured painted eyes and a single treble hook. Shown with it is the correct box.

Lucky Bunny Lure Photo Gallery

By | February 8th, 2018|Categories: Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Sneak Peek Angling Echoes February Cover

Sneak Peek Angling Echoes February Cover

Sneak Peek Angling Echoes February Cover; Wont be long and our 2nd issue will be out. Here is a Sneak Peek at February’s cover and a few of the story titles.

Come take a look, and view a free high quality copy in flip-book form inside the page. Or for less than a cup of coffee download a copy in PDF or Flip Book format.

To Read the Premier Jan Issue for Free, containing many great stories that had been lost in time visit the Premier Issue of Angling Echoes in its entirety, please visit https://finandflame.com/angling-echoes/

Pflueger Catalina Lure

Pflueger Catalina Lure

This Pflueger Catalina lure was a model 5500 series. This version of the lure date to the mid 1920’s to 1940 by the Pflueger Bait Company of Akron, Ohio. This wooden, glass eyed coast minnow type is the 3rd version of the Catalina. This antique Pflueger Lure measures 4 1/8″ in length and is torpedo in shape that tapers in girth until it reaches its bulbous tail. The lure has a single forward line tie with wire through construction, and a rear bull dog marked prop. The antique fishing lure two internal belly weights and has a oversize large single hook at the aft end behind the marked prop.

We have a Catalina in Box with Correct Paperwork in this weeks consignments, click below to view.

Pflueger Catalina in Box

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This salt water type lure can be found in multiple color scheme finishes such as the model 71 Yellow, Green and White. The lure in the gallery is shown housed in a beautiful green canoe Pflueger antique lure box, that is stamped on the end correctly.

Pflueger Catalina Lure Photo Gallery

By | February 6th, 2018|Categories: Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Angling Echoes Season of Ice Fishing

Angling Echoes Season of Ice Fishing

Angling Echoes Season of Ice Fishing; Emerson Hough (1857-1923) was one of the finest American outdoor writers of his era. Best known for his historical novels like The Mississippi Bubble and 54-40 or Fight, he penned the “Chicago and the West” column for Forest & Stream for many years, introducing many American readers for the first time to the wonders of angling and hunting in the Midwest. In this article, penned for one of the dozen or so Chicago daily newspapers, he gives a beautiful description of what ice fishing was like in the late nineteenth century.-Ed

Season of Ice Fishing

By Emerson Hough

……Indeed, winter is a time of the keenest delight for outdoor
folk. As a season it is all too little understood. The men who growl at winter only advertise their own decadence. It is the men from the winter countries who have done the great things in this world. The land that knows no snow is not the place for a man to live who wants to get the most out of his natural endowment of energy and resource. So far from being a season of “slothful hibernation,” winter may be, and should be, a season of renewal or energy and activity. For some reason best known to the captains of commerce, the summer time has always been that set aside for the vacation season. The average man comes back from a summer vacation more tired than when he went away. He has loafed around some summer resort or breathed the lifeless air of some superheated country, and has gained absolutely nothing in old tissue cast off and new blood made. Quite otherwise is it with the man who has hardihood enough to face […]

Tight Lines Tuesday Kingfisher Introduces Color

Tight Lines Tuesday Kingfisher Introduces Color

by John Etchieson

Tight Lines Tuesday Kingfisher Introduces Color; Kingfisher Introduces Color – 108 years ago in 1910 the E J Martin’s Sons company of Rockville Connecticut introduced color into the bird image and labels of their famous Kingfisher brand of silk fishing lines for the first time sine 1890. That very first year, and for only one year their wooden spools were painted gold, and for that one year only the border around the bird was green in color instead of red (it remained red for more than 30 years after) There are only a handful of the green border Kingfisher labels still in existence today making this spool of fishing line one of the very rarest.

Comments or questions may be sent to John at johnsetch@aol.com

The Frostfish and the Dry Fly

THE FROSTFISH AND THE DRY FLY

THE FROSTFISH AND THE DRY FLY; Edward T. Whiffen is one of the great forgotten outdoor writers of the early part of the twentieth century. A playwright and poet of note, he penned a number of eclectic outdoor articles on odd subjects such as this one on the Adirondack Frost Fish (another name for the Round Whitefish), of which Whiffen was surely the first to write about as a gamefish. His articles on rodmaking have been collected and published by The Whitefish Press in the
book Bamboo Lore: Notes on Making, Wrapping, and Repairing Bamboo Fly Rods
(2018). — Ed.

THE FROSTFISH AND THE DRY FLY

……I should have been skeptical about what the frostfish might do with a fly. Only the summer before, a friend and myself had
successfully demonstrated that frostfish will take bait, and may be caught, if light enough tackle and hooks sufficiently small are used, but I still implicitly believed that frostfish were in deep water during the summer. This guide, by the way, had been skeptical about the taking of frostfish with hook and line, and had had to be “shown.”

“Well,” said the guide, a few minutes later, as rises continued, “if I had a fly-rod, I’d throw out, and see if I could find out what’s comin’ up so.” This was a hint for me, and I took it.

The fly, a blue dun, was paraffined with the pad, and the line similarly treated. (The makers of Pomery’s artificial leaders may be interested to know that their sample, kindly furnished, was the leader used.) Then back and forth waved the rod, until about twenty feet of line were out, and, with a last forward motion, the fly lightly settled on […]