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Pre-1970 Fishing Tackle Volume 3: Flyrod Baits, Rods, Misc by Karl White

Pre-1970 Fishing Tackle Volume 3: Flyrod Baits, Rods, Misc by Karl White

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Karl White's three volume series has consistently remained one our most popular resources in this field. Taken together, they represent one of the most broad and comprehensive approaches to this highly collectible (and profitable) collecting hobby.

I heartily recommend Karl's 3 book set as a worthy addition to any collector or dealer's reference library.
-- John Kincaid, Collector Bookstore

Author's Introduction:

The purpose of this book is to identify and evaluate flyrod bates, rods, and miscellaneous items dated up to 1970.

These three volumes of "Fishing Tackle Antiques and Collectables" contain my entire collection, with the exception of duplicates. With the donation of my collection, this will be the conclusion of most of my involvement in collecting, having been in it for 55 years. I am consulting now only.

The reason for all the unknowns included in the three volumes are so that hopefully, the next generation of collectors will be able to identify them. Fishing tackle is the only collectable which has artistic, mechanical and craft involved.

Keep in mind that good items keep getting better and junk will always be junk. Values will be consistent with this statement. Sets, as color or single items will bring a premium.

I have been told many times that you can't collect everything, but I have found that this is not true, but having the knowledge of everything is fleeting. Any good collector who focuses on one subject will far exceed my knowledge of that subject.

A true collector obtains items for the love of the subject. The only time I have had regrets is the few times I have gotten rid of an item of which I only had one of. It has been a pleasure for me to be part of this hobby and I thank you for sharing your knowledge.

The fishing tackle collection will be on display at the beginning of 2003 at the Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks, Oklahoma (a southern suburb of Tulsa).

With the conclusion of these three volumes and the donation I bid you farewell as I am now retired from collecting. Best of luck and good hunting,
-- Karl T. White (From the Introduction, Page 4)

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  • Fishing Tackle Antiques & Collectibles: Identification and Evaluation of Pre-1970 Tackle, Volume Three: Flyrod Baits, Rods & Miscellaneous

    Karl T. White


  • Binding: Hard Cover

    Copyright: 2002

    Pages: 352

    Size: 8.5 x 11 in.

    Condition: New

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