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BIBLIOGRAPHY OF RECOMMENDED LITERATURE ON
THE COLLECTING OF OLD FISHING TACKLE

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Please don't think this is a complete list of all literature on collecting fishing tackle. If you know about a book or magazine that might be interesting for our hobby, just tell us and we'll be glad to add the title you propose.

The authors are listed by alphabet and we also tried to mention the year of publication of the last edition.

BOOKS:

AFFRE Pierre & Bernard CAMINADE : Les livres de Pêche en Français - 1996
ATTWOOD Elwyn : J.W. Young & Sons, A Century of the Art of Making Fishing Reels - 2009
BARBELLION Dr. P. : Lancer Léger et Poissons de Sport - 1941
BASHLINE L. James & Dan SAULTS : America's Great Outdoors - 1976
BATES Joseph D. Jr. : Spinning for American Game Fish - 1948
BENN Timothy : The (Almost) compleat Angler - 1985
BICAN Maurice : Toutes les Pêches au Tambour Fixe - 1947
BOHN Jean-Noël & SOSSONG Philippe : Les moulinets Luxor - 2000
BRACE D.,  RIDDLE R. & STUART W. : Florida Lure Makers and Their Lures - ?
BROWN Jim : Fishing Reel Patents of the United States 1838/1940 - 1985
BROWN Jim : A Treasury of Reels - 1990
BUCK Hubert : La Pêche au Tambour Fixe - 1938
BUCKLAND John : The Fisherman's Companion - 1990
BURNS Eugene : Fresh and Salt Water Spinning - 1955
CALABI Silvio : The Collector's Guide to Antique Fishing Tackle - 1989
CALATI Carl : Instant Expert; Collecting Fishing - 1998
CALATI Carl : Instant Expert; Collecting Fly Fishing - 1998
CAMINADE Bernard & Michèle : Les Moulinets Français - 1998
CAMPBELL A.J. : Classique & Antique Fly-Fishing Tackle - 1997
CARBAUGH & SPURR : Colorado Reels and Old Fishing Tackle - 1994
CARRERE Louis : Technique du Lancer Léger - 1941
CARTER Arlan : 19th Century Fishing Lures - 2000
CAVATORTI Giorgio : Antiche Attrezzature da Pesca - 1997
CAVATORTI Giorgio , G. Guidetti, S. Baraldi : Mulinelli da Pesca Italiani - 2000
CHATHAM Hugh & McCLAIN Don : The Art of the Creel - 1998
CLARK Malcolm Sr. : Introduction to the Kentucky Reel; Vol.1 - 1987
CLARK Malcolm Sr. : The Meeks; Vol. 2 - 1988
COOK Christopher C. : The Fishing Room - 1991
COURSAGET P. & CAMINADE B. : Les Cannes à Pêche de Collection - 1997
COTTLE James : Carving Fish Decoys: A Traditional American Folk Art - 1990
COYKENDALL Ralf Jr. : Complete Guide to Sporting Collectibles - 1996
COYKENDALL Ralf Jr. : Sporting Collectibles Price Guide - 1991
COYKENDALL Ralf Jr. : Second Sporting Collectibles Price Guide - 1992
DE MEDTS Luc : Les Moulinets Mitchell - 1999
DOWDEN Nigel : Old Fishing Tackle - 1995
DREWETT John : Hardy Brothers; The Masters, The Man & Their reels - 1998
DUNN Bob : Angling in Australia; Its History and Writings - 1991
DUNN Bob : Australian Fishing Reels; A Collector's Guide - 1994
DUNN Bob : Australion Fishing Reels Supplement & Value Guide Update - 1996
EISENBERG Lee & DE COURCY Taylor : The Ultimate Fishing Book - 1981
FAVARD Jérome : Guide de la Pêche à la Ligne - 1976
FREWING Barry : Mitchell, Birth of a Legend - 1996
GALLAGHER J. & MAYER L. : The Peppers of Rome, N.Y. - ?
HARBIN Clyde : James Heddon's Son's Catalogues - ?
HARDY James L.: The House The Hardy Brothers Built - 1998
HARTER Lee & CARLILE Tom : Spin Tackle Fishing - 1953
HEFFERMAN Terry : Fly Fishing Tales - 1994
HENKIN Harmon : Fly Tackle; A Guide to the Tools of the Trade - 1976
HENSHALL, Dr. James A. : Book of the Black Bass - 1923
HOGAN Austin : American Sporting Periodicals of Angling Interest - 1973
HOGAN Austin & SCHULLERY Paul : The Orvis Story - 1980
HOMEL Dan : Antique and Collectible Fishing Rods - 1996
HOMEL Dan : Antique Fly Reels : A History & Value Guide - 1998
HOMEL Dan : Classic Fishing Lures & Angling Collectibles - 1997
HOMEL Dan : Collector's Guide to Old Fishing Reels - 1991
HOMEL Dan : Old Fishing Tackle and Collectibles - 1995
HORROCKS-IBBOTSON Reproduction Catalogue - ?
HUILLET Jean : Les Leurres légers - 1935
IRWIN Dr. R. Stephen : Sporting Collectibles - 1997
JACOBS Charles R. : Fishing Digest - 1955
JELLISON H. & HOMEL D.B. : Antique & Collectible Fishing Reels- 1996
KANGAS Gene & Linda : Decoys - Published by Collector Books, Division of Schroeder Publishing Co., Inc. Paducah, KY 1992. Hardback. 336 pages in color and black and white.
KELLY Mary Kefover : U.S. Fishing Rods Patents and Other Tackle - 1990
KETCHUM William C. Jr. : Sport Collectibles for Fun and Profit - 1985
KEWLEY Ch. & FARRAR H. : Fishing Tackle for Collectors - 1987
KIMBALL Art & Scott : Collecting Old Fishing Tackle - 1980
KOLLER Larry : The Complete Book of Fishing Tackle - 1955
LAWSON George S. Jr. : Price Guide to Old Fishing Rods & Misc. Tackle - 1997
LAWSON George S. Jr. : Price Guide to Old Fishing Reels (3rd ed.) - 2000
LAWSON George S. Jr. : Fishing Tackle Collectibles - ?
LIU Allan J. : The American Sporting Collector's Handbook - 1982
LUCKEY Carl F. : Old Fishing Lures and Tackle - 1996
MAJOR Harlan : Salt Water Fishing Tackle - 1955
MAXTONE Graham J. : The Best of Hardy's Angler's Guides - 1982
MAXTONE Graham J. : Fishing Tackle of Yesterday - 1989
MAXTONE Graham J. : To Catch a Fisherman - 1990
McCLANE A.J. : Spinning for Fresh & Salt Water Fish of North America - 1955
McNALLY Tom : Fishermen's Digest - 1958
McNALLY Tom : Fishermen's Digest; Sixth Anniversary Deluxe - 1966
MELNER S. & KESSLER H. : Great Fishing Catalogs of the Golden Age - 1989
MILLER Jess : Antique Fishing Tackle, Hardy Reels; The Dunkeld Coll. -1987
MINNS J. : One Man One Rod - 1982
MONTAGUE Rod & Reel Reproduction Catalogue (1939) - ?
MONTI Joël (France Régions) : Mitchell Story - 1992
MUMA John : Collecting old Fishing Tackle; A Beginner's Guide - ?
MUNGER Albert J. : Old Fishing Tackle and Tales - 1987
MUNGER Albert J. : Fishing & Collecting Old Reel & Tackle History - 1980
MUNGER Albert J. : Those Old Fishing Reels - 1982
MURPHY Dean : Fishing Tackle made in Missouri; Hist. & Identif. - 1995
MURPHY D. & EDMISTEN R. : Fishing Lure Collectibles (2nd ed.) - 2001
NADELL Michael : Poles Apart, The History of the London Roach Pole - 2013
NETHERTON Cliff : History of the Sport of Casting - 1981
NETHERTON Cliff : History of the Sport of Casting; Golden Years - 1983
ORRELLE John : Fly Reels of the Past - 1987
PASCAL A. & D; : Objets de pêche à Collectionner - 1997
PAYNE E.F. Rod Co. Reproduction Catalogues - ?
PEROSINO Sergio : Attrezzatura della Pesca Sportiva - 1967
PRESKAWIEC Tony : La Pêche au Lancer Léger - 1941
PRESKAWIEC Tony : La Pêche au Tambour Fixe - ?
QUINN Tom : Angling in Art - 1991
QUINN Tom : Collecting Fishing Tackle; A Beginner's Guide - 1994
ROBERTS Dennis : Mitchell Collector's Reference Guide - 2000
SANDFORD C. : The Best of British Baits : Lures from 1849-1930 - 1997
SCHULLERY Paul : American Fly Fishing - 1987
SHEETS K.A. : American Fishing Books 1743/1993 - 1993
SINCLAIR Michael : Fishing Rods by Divine - ?
SINCLAIR Michael : Heddon: The Rod with the Fighting Heart - ?
SINCLAIR Michael : Bamboo Rod Restoration Handbook - ?
SKUPIEN Daniel : Vintage Fishing Reels of Sweden - 2003
SMITH Harold E. : Collector's Guide to Creek Chub : Lures & Collectibles (2nd ed.) - 2002
SMITH Larry M. : Great Tackle Advertisements 1874/1955 - 1990
SPURR D. & SINCLAIR M. : Colorado Classic Cane - 1999 (?)
SPURR D. & JORDAN G. : Wes Jordan: Profile of a Rodmaker - ?
SPURR Dick : Classic Bamboo Rodmakers : Past and Present - 1992
SPURR Dick : Value Guide For Bamboo Fly Rods - ?
STEEL Frank R. : Fishing Tackle Digest - 1946
STEEL Frank R. : Fishing Tackle Digest - 1949
STEIN Gerald & SCHAAF James : Dickerson : The Man and His Rods - ?
STEPHENSON John : Understanding Threadlines; A Collector's Guide - 1992
STEPHENSON John : The "Stanley" Story - 1993
STEPHENSON John : Rosewood to Revolution - 1993
STOCKWELL Glenn : Fly Reels of the House of Hardy - 1978
STREATER Richard L. : The fishing Lure Collector's Bible - ?
TACCALABI Silvio : Collector's Guide to Antique Fishing Tackle - ?
THOMMEN George V. : Spinning Reels and Tackle - 1949
THOMMEN George V. : Complete Guide to Spinning Tackle - 1954
TONELLI Donna : Top of the Line Fishing Collectibles - 1997
TORREY Todd & Marie Louise : Price Guide in the Reel World - 1989
TRENCH Charles Chenevix : A History of Angling - 1974
TURNER Graham : Fishing Tackle; A Collector's Guide - 1989
VAN HENGST Joy : Mitchell, werpmolens en reels 1946/1989 - 1998
VERNON Steven & STEWART F. : Fishing Reel Makers of Kentucky - 1992
VERNON Steven : Antique Fishing Reels - 1985
WALLER Phil : Fishing Reels; Collecting for All - 1993
WALLER Phil : Fishing Reels; Collecting for All, Vol II - 2003
WALLER Phil  : One Hundred Years of Fishing Tackle; A Collector's Guide - ?
WATERMAN Charles F. : Fishing in America - 1975
WATERMAN Charles F. : A History of Angling - 1981
WATSON John N.P. : Collecting Sporting Art - 1988
WEYER Constantin Maurice : Le Moulinet à Tambour Fixe - 1938
WHITE Karl T. : Fishing Tackle Antiques - 1987
WHITE Karl T. : Fishing Tackle Antiques and Collectibles - 1995
WHITE Karl T. : Fishing Tackle Antiques and Collectables, Volume 1: Plugs - 2003
WHITE Phil : Meisselbach and Meisselbach-Catucci Fishing Reels - 1995
WHITE Phil : Price Guide to Meisselbach & M-C Reels - 2001
WHITE Phil : Winchester Fishing Tackle - 1997
WHITE Phil : Winchester Price Guide - 2002
WHITE Phil : Yawman & Erbe Automatic Reels - 1999
WONG T. : Identification and Value Guide to South Bend Lures - ?
WRIGHT Ben : The Wright Price Guide for the Reel Man - Third ed. 2002

LIBRARIES :

Looking for a web site loaded with a lot of fine old books? Visit the
Highlights from the Milne Angling Collection
of the University of New Hampshire Library.
 

MAGAZINES :

De Vissende Verzamelaar : VHV-ACE  / The Netherlands
Reelnews : O.R.C.A.  / U.S.A.
Classic Angling : Classic Titles  Keith Elliott / United Kingdom
 
This list was drafted by Herman VERSWIJVEREN, Secretary of VHV-ACE
and Luc de MEDTS, President


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