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This is the site for Pacific Northwest salmon sportfishing history, and local tackle manufacturers and their collectible tackle. Books are available for purchase on Amazon.com, eBay and Etsy. 

I am a proud member of the following organizations:

National Fishing Lure Collectors Club (NFLCC)

Old Reel Collectors Association (ORCA)


Newspaper articles: http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20110612/SPORTS/706129891/0/SEARCH




Hey Russ,the book is a dandy,thank you so much.
Got my book today. Love it !!!! Many great memories. 
I started reading it and could hardly put it down. 
I liked your first book, looking forward to checking out your latest.
I received my Book, Thank You = I LOVE IT !! = many memories.  I'll be telling my Friends.


Now available on Amazon.com, eBay, and Etsy.

In 1942 The War Production Board directed conversion of industries from peacetime work to war needs. Tackle manufactures were shut down because they were deemed nonessential businesses, and the ones that used metal for making lures had to sell it to the government for scrap prices. Shortly after the defeat of Japan, tackle makers were allowed to go back into business. Some did and continued where they left off, but others embraced new materials and processes that were developed during the war. The post war boom also encouraged entrepreneurs to start up new tackle making businesses to compete with established companies. This book covers the history and identification of post-WWII West Coast salmon plugs, bait holders and Coho flies.


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