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Slammer Topwater Company, Kelliher, MN

Slammer Topwater Company, Kelliher, MN

I was recently going through a large stack of older tackle catalogs I had purchased awhile back and one of the catalogs jumped out at me.  It was a...

The Original Mickie Spoon - Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

The Original Mickie Spoon - Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

The Original Mickie Spoon - Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin Living in Wisconsin I am especially interested in antique Wisconsin made fishing lures.  Th...

Smithwick 1970 Catalog

Smithwick 1970 Catalog

To be more precise the Jack K. Smithwick & Son catalog, all two pages from 1970.  2 pages showing all of the color patterns for the lures such ...

Outdoors May 1949

Outdoors May 1949

A cool magazine cover from 1949.  Was still 20 cents at the time.  How many lures can you name?

Rediscovering the Passion!

Many years ago I flipped a canoe in the Wisconsin River while fishing with my Dad. While we recovered most of our items I managed to lose my large ...