Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Collector Books; Ill edition (June 1, 2007)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1 x 11 inches
Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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Definitive collections for avid collectors of fishing gear will not be complete without adding the fifth volume of Russell E. Lewis's Modern Fishing Lure Collectibles, which continues Lewis' prior volumes offering identification and value guides to lures from the 1970s, 1980s and modern times. Packed with color photos of lures often in their boxes and new, paired with prices and including text descriptions and lure history, it's a top pick for any with an avid interest in fishing lures.
If you have a day to spend trying to figure out how this book was configured, then buy it. Otherwise it is with out a doubt the most convoluted book on Collectible fishing lures. I found nothing useful and I cannot believe that there was only slight mentions of Fred Arbogast who was a lure design pioneer. And even that was scattered out in the book which I believe was laid out by year classifications. Confusing and very incomplete. NO REFERRALS!
This book covered 90+% of the lures in the period my husband collects. Its color pictures make identifying lures quite easy, and explanations of other similar lures is quite valuable. He said all indexes should list a lure by name, because you may not know the maker. He did say it seemed to leave a lot of information out on southern lure makers. He had read 1/2 the book, before he set it down!
I bought the entire series and they would have been better to cover each maker verses time period. Because of the structure its hard to focus on a manufacturer. You just get a little of each in each book.
The worst organized and presented book I have ever seen with the exception of the bible. Bad photos and totally impossible to use. He schould have stopped with the first edition.
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