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Vintage Equipment Group

I know this sounds strange, but vintage equipment like fiberglass rods still have a place! We can talk shop and discuss why some vintage gear is just as good (if not better) than the new stuff.

Location: Twin Cities, MN
Members: 42
Latest Activity: Jun 6, 2019

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Old Reels 15 Replies

Pictured here are three old  Center pin? or Conventional ?  reels I'd like to learn more about.Top: Shakespeare, 'Universal',1918 2) Pflueger 'Trump',1943? 3) A.F. Meisselbach & Bro. Newark…Continue

Started by John Sheehan. Last reply by David, aka, "McScruff" Mar 2, 2016.

Johnson Centry Reel 12 Replies

I picked this reel at a pawn shop today. I've seen them for years but never had one. How old is this is this one, if anyone out there knows any info would be great.

Started by Keith Ritter. Last reply by Keith Ritter Apr 29, 2015.

THE REAL VALUE OF VINTAGE TACKLE 30 Replies

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Tags: BOTH, WONDERODS, RODS, PACK, OLD

Started by DAVID L EITUTIS. Last reply by DAVID L EITUTIS Feb 23, 2015.

" Do You Want to Play a Game ?" 3 Replies

 Digging thru an old tacklebox  I came across some old spinners and they are so old that I dont think you can identify them, Good luck !  LOFRContinue

Started by Lord of the Fly , Rods. Last reply by Lord of the Fly , Rods Aug 9, 2014.

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Comment by John Sheehan on June 6, 2019 at 6:27am

I've since found out its not a Lazy Ike or Flatfish but a BENO Lure . I think it's called a jointed EEL bait. Dont know the age ,model or production co that made it yet. Beno lures were originally made by Mill Run Tackle Co (Cleveland Ohio) who made a few other similar lures beginning around the 1960's. Great lures for Walleye , Musky and Pike in USA. Mill Run was later purchased by the Highland Group (Anglers Pride ) and in or around 1980 the rights were purchased by Luhr Jensen and were still made until a few years ago when Pure Fishing bought out Luhr Jensen. Figuring out who made BENO's is tough but can be dated by BENO markings and shape for hook hangers (whether they have cup hardware or not). These also work great in Australia on trout in freshwater. These photos are from a small collection of BENO lures that I sold a few years back. Sort of look like the Flatfish/ Lazy Ike style lures that became so popular in the 1960's and 70's.

Comment by dick tabbert on June 5, 2019 at 9:28am

Best of all fishing top water my favorite when the water warms up.

Comment by John Sheehan on June 5, 2019 at 8:15am

This has to be my weirdest Lure .Don't recall how i got it .Anyone know what it is ? I am thinking Lazy Ike or Flatfish company .

Comment by DAVID L EITUTIS on April 14, 2016 at 5:10pm

Some more old rods folks ......HOPE YA LIKE EM!

Comment by Keith Ritter on March 19, 2016 at 7:04am

I got it for 23 bucks. Is that a good price? It has one eye that is bent but not broken and a few scratches. The cork is perfect and looks like it never had a reel mounted on it.

Comment by DAVID L EITUTIS on March 18, 2016 at 8:40pm

HEY KIETH THAT ROD WAS MADE IN FEB. 1970

Comment by jim cosgrove on March 10, 2016 at 7:31pm

tooty can tell you everything about this rod .he gave me some papers that explain all the letters and numbers.line weights types even when it was made.these were cutting edge tech in their day.ugly stiks are still made the same way

Comment by Keith Ritter on March 10, 2016 at 6:32pm

Wonder Rod

Comment by Keith Ritter on March 10, 2016 at 6:30pm

Comment by Keith Ritter on March 10, 2016 at 6:15pm

I've heard Tooty talk about Wonder Rods so when I came across this one I snapped it up. Maybe the guru will see this and tell me about.

 

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