Early Japanese Old Lure Involvement. Tsutomu Wakabayashi introduced himself to Mr. Clyde A.
NEW YORK — Anglers have their favorite fishing holes, especially deep and dark spots few know about where the big fish lurk, and have their favorite lures to catch them. Much like their decoy compatriots, fishing lures have become highly collectible. Photo courtesy Heddon Museum.
Order by:. Available to:. Vintage Japan Fishing Lure. Up for sale here is a very Rare Jointed Rapala.
But as we all know, it happens, and the number of people trying to make it the business is increasing all the time. His name is Joe Stagnitti, and he makes a very comfortable living by brokering vintage tackle to collectors around the world — including some from Canada, Japan and parts of Europe. And what some of these collectors pay for a single lure would astound you … tens of thousands of dollars, in some cases.
Everything shown below is a reproduction, repaint, fake, or an outright fraud. Most of these items were seen on Ebay. Some were accurately described as fake or repaints.
Here you will find a vast updated selection of vintage fishing tackle; I am constantly travelling the length and breadth of the United Kingdom in search of vintage fishing tackle. If there is a particular item that you are seeking you can contact me at the email address listed below, as I maybe able to source the item you require or possibly have one waiting to be listed. The present economic climate has made it very difficult for some of us to acquire new and old tackle, therefore I am now offering a part exchange service on my website. I am happy to part exchange, swap or trade any good quality fishing tackle, whether you are looking to swap an old reel for something more lighter and modern, or a modern lighter rod for something more traditional.