1051: Two Pflueger Superex Automatic Trout Reels
Two Pflueger Superex Automatic Trout Reels. With original end label box in excellent condition, one near new condition model 775 loaded with line. Also included is a wide spool model 778 with stacked winding plates to wind the strong return spring, in very good condition.
Spending the majority of his life in Reading, Massachusetts, a youthful Lou Bacigalupo participated in many outdoor activities, fishing being his fondest pastime. Though he was a passionate conservationist and member of numerous sporting clubs, his true love would come later in life when he turned to collecting anything related to the Ohio based Pflueger fishing tackle manufacturer. Presented with an opportunity to collect at a time when tackle was gaining popularity and was proving a stable collectible category, Bacigalupo decided to narrow his focus to one particular company. Available quantities of items from Pflueger allowed the collector to quickly and affordably amass a large diverse collection from the company's selection of wood and metal baits, reels, advertising, catalogs, and accessories. The following 110 lots represent the Pflueger made items that were Bacigalupo's favorites, with a large number of additional lots being sold through Lang's Store during 2008. Lou became the quintessential Pflueger enthusiast, over the course of several decades he accumulated thousands of pieces, eventually over taking an entire level of his home. As was his online handle, he was the "Pfluegerman".