It has recently become a passion, well, more of an addiction of mine. I really enjoy collecting these lures and the history behind them. Guys like Doug English, Rudy Grigar and Anton Stettner are among a few that saw a need for a great artificial lure and the rest is history! These men didn't care to fish with live or cut bait due to the hassle it caused when wading long distances. There also were not many lures out there that resembled saltwater baitfish and shrimp that were found along the Gulf Coast. Earl Lingo and Zollie Taliaferro were a few of the guys who made the rods used to fish these lures. These guys started making lures out of wood and plastic toothbrush handles and other misc items in the 1930's and 1940's. Now the only things we have are these lures to carry on their legacy. My collection is relatively small compared to others I have seen but it is my little piece of history and I am proud to share it with you
I do buy, sell and trade old lures and my focus is these Texas items. I am also interested in ANY vintage signage, displays, photos etc. related to coastal fishing. If you have just one or one hundred I would like to see it. I will buy those old boxes in your garage or attic. Give me a call or send me an email and if I do not buy it I probably know someone who will.
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