Guide to Vintage Fishing Reels

Mark Griffiths Mark Griffiths


Guide to Vintage Fishing Reels

“Witch One’s are the Best?” This topic most likely started from the beginning of time to all possessions, we started to acquire from the beginning of mankind on earth. The Best ones, is one that can be sought out from other collectors devoted to there personal research to a particular item, and defined by arguments, and a good debate subject to question a items authenticity, as well as defining the craftsmanship to the particular item in question. And is a buyer’s choice in obtaining historical content to the item if wanted.

An Overview of All Vintage Fishing Reels

These are subjects that many have devoted many years, of hard work to acquire, and can be difficult to obtain, just by asking. You personal inquiry on an item, may often, be ignored or answered. It’s a question that may or may not be worthy of research in some cases, and it is solely up to the buyers, to make or peruse on there own. Join a organization or club, will alleviate this frustrating subject, and having a massive network of other possessing answers to particular questions to a item of question you obtain or considering obtaining.

At the end of this Guide will be a list of recognized clubs and organizations dedicated in the preservation of fishing history and public information. Joining any particular club, does not make you a better angler, but will make you a more knowledgeable one. But there always is an outside factor to everyone that makes us all human and clearly defined by our individual “Likes” and “Dislike”. Just because someone says to you that,” this reel for sale is junk,” do you listen? Ask yourself the Question “What are the reasons for wanting to buy this?” It is in all of our DNA, we “Like the way things Look” and for some, That is Good enough, others may want to know the mechanics ,first before making a decision, it really doesn’t matter, It’s all up to you, And either discovering this or re-discovering this, will make you a happier buyer over all.

Some things should be “Fun” and new to us all, a choosing to discover this in us, can only be left to the individual, without peer pressure, and and resulting in buyers remorse. If you like it for what it is. Go ahead and buy it. And If it does not perform as the seller says, inquire your findings to the seller, it it is your right to do so. But be aware that before you choose to buy or bid on a item.

Sellers Do Have Particular Rules to Buyers, about Returns or Refunds, So Make Sure You as a buyer READ THEM AND UNDERSTAND THEM WITH OUT RESERVATION, BEFORE MAKING A PURCHASE, And Asking Question to the sellers policy on returns Prior to any purchase, will re –enforce your trust and will Make you a Happier Buyer. So finding a vintage reel that is “better, than another”, is all defined by what you’re looking for. Some days you’re not looking you find and other days you want you can’t find.

Buying any particular Fishing Reel for witch ever reason, is a Fun way to spend some of your down time, just looking around and seeing what’s out there fore sale, and it is a healthy habit, if your spending is within you set budget.  One thing that is for sure, about which reels are the best, should be clarified, “that one can better than another”, and should only be based on an individuals particular tastes, and intent to use of an item. Not based on a sellers cost for the item or a in a book defining the estimated worth of the reel. There are sellers that work very hard to rejuvenate and restore older reels, and should be respectfully understood to particular charges for there items, some that are flexible with there charges.

Or you may want to search and find one that may be more suitable to your spending range, and buying one similar to a un affordable one, and entertain the thought of cleaning one up, possibly yourself, as a hobby.  Finding one on your own or on ebay, should be a Fun, uncomplicated Choice and is as easy as opening up a catalog, you can view daily with new entries as every day, so discovering “the best” is all in your control. Here are some other great sites out there for you to discover a club, or a particular organization dedicated to the preservation of this sport in various levels.

Places to Obtain Information on Fishing Related Questions, Clubs & Organizations

  • Vintage Lures 
  • AmeriVet Fishing 
  • Antique Lures 
  • Macatawa Bait Company 
  • Bernie Schultz Fishing 
  • I.G.F.A. Association  
  • Antique Reels 
  • Old Fishing Lure 
  • Dan's Page 
  • Fishing Lure Collectibles 
  • Drexel Grapevine Antiques 
  • The Salmon Plug Page 
  • Ted Lanham's Lure Lovin' Homepage 
  • Rick's Rods 
  • Salmon Plugs of the Pacific Northwest 
  • Earl's Antique Fishing Tackle 
  • Angling Artifacts 
  • Hooked On Lures 
  • FATC Club Web Site 
  • Antique Fishing Lures and their Boxes 
  • Old and Antique Fishing Lures 
  • Cox Tackle Box 
  • Antique Tackle Observer 
  • CreekSpeak 
  • Lures On The Web by John Brost 
  • ClassicLures  
  • Fred Arbogast Pugnose Collection 
  • Reelmans Antique Fishing Tackle  
  • Mickel's Vintage Lures & Tackle 
  • Lure Lore 
  • The "Bassman's Cove" 
  • - Display Stands 
  • Fritz's Vintage Lures
  • Mother Nature Lure Company 
  • Saltwater Lure Page 
  • Old Lures and Antique Tackle 
  • GrumpyPup's Collectable Fishing Tackle 
  • Darwin's Bombers & Other Antique Tackle Collections 
  • Randy's Antique Fishing Lures 
  • Tiller's 'Benders - Hellbender Collection 
  • Plugman Lures  
  • Ontario Lures 
  • Side-Mount Reels 
  • Mick's Fish Attic  
  • Todd Long Tackle 
  • CanePole 
  • The History of Fishing and Fishing Tackle 
  • Lures 
  • Hudson River Antique Tackle 
  • Wolfe's Sporting Collectibles 
  • The Collectors Weekly  
  • Tackle Treasures 19th Century Fishing Tackle & EphemeraPepper Lures  
  • Extreme Arbogast    

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