Series: Modern Fishing Lure Collectibles
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Collector Books; 1st edition (February 2002)
Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 9 x 0.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
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At last here is a great book on the lures that you can still aford to buy & that many of us now remember fishing with in our younger days. This book gave me lots of new things to look for that I did not even know about & it was a fun read in addition to many great color photo's. This guy is doing volume 2 for August 2002 release which I have on pre-order & can't wait to get my hands on!
Finally, there is a book devoted to the lures I can find and afford. The other lure books are great, don't get me wrong, I have them all...but Lewis took the chance and did the book no one else wanted to do. All those other authors treat the more modern lures like stepkids, even at shows they are just now getting into the displays and out of the tackle boxes.Of course, now the value will go up on all my lures once everyone buys this book.There aren't as many prices in the book as I had hoped but if you really read the book, he gives you plenty of aid here on what things are worth. The book is interesting too, not just a bunch of photos and catalog pages put together; you can tell this guy realy loves collecting and wants to share his info with us all. A great book I recommend it highly!
This book contains lots of information, but could have been so much better. It is basically a show-and-tell of the authors collection.
The great variety of fishing lures with the differences in their bright markings and sizes can be disarming to even experienced collectors. With his 20 years experience as a collector, Lewis makes sense of this area of collecting by classifying the lures by their makers, and with introductory essays on "Dating Techniques" and the "Modern Era." The chapters with the classifications are more than simple listings of numerous lures. Besides sharp color photos with annotations, these chapters also include information on the manufacture of the respective lures and details of them to look for. Advertising and promotional literature and displays are shown as aids in identifying different lures and understanding their design and features. A serious collector or dealer of lures could not find a better guide than this for what it does cover of this incredibly diverse and constantly changing field.
I wound up returning this book as it proved to disappoint me similar to the other reviews. Their were very few prices and there are much better books available.
I wanted to know more about the value of fishing lures and more about the specifics regarding their history, makers, models, and materials. This book hit the mark on almost all points. It is an excellent adjunct to a fishing lure library and if a person has such a collection it would be remiss not to include this. That said, this is not the penultimate fishing lure book. That is another.... and you should be sure to find it.
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