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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)


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.


Coming spring of 2019 on Amazon.com, eBay, and Etsy.


The industrial revolution was nearing its end when immigrants were flooding into the Northwest. Machines capable of making intricate parts were available, and men were training as machinists. All the fishing opportunities in the Northwest created a market for local entrepreneurs to invent and manufacture fishing tackle.

From the late 1800s until today, the list of Northwest tackle manufacturers includes larger companies like: Les Davis, Pop Geer, Gibbs, Peetz, Danielson, Luhr Jensen, Worden, Martin, Shoff, Glen L Evans, Fenwick, Lamiglas, and Sage. While some of these did make fishing reels, most Northwest reel makers are little known.

This book was written to document fishing reel inventors, designers and makers in the Northwest, and examples of their reels. Many hours of research has gone into this book, but it is likely a few reels have been missed, which is what keeps us collectors looking.




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