INVERNESS, Fla. – Antique and vintage fishing tackle take the spotlight at the next specialty fishing and outdoor sporting auction held by Dudley’s Auction on April 10. Live Internet bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com.
Collectors and sportsmen the world over will compete for more than 360 lots of antique and vintage fishing reels, lures, rods, tackle boxes, hooks, bobbers and more. The auction promises literally something for every collecting interest, akin to viewing an old sportsman’s catalog from Orvis or Eddie Bauer.
Most of the items come from a lifelong collection assembled by an avid fisherman and collector, so the emphasis is on condition and rarity. Key categories include:
- Rods: Fiberglas, deep sea, fresh water, cane and split bamboo, fly and more, from the biggest names in the business: South Bend, Heddon, H&I, Mitchell, Penn, Abu Garcia, Zebco and Shakespeare.
- Reels: Salt water, deep sea (big game), closed face, open face, spinning, and many more, from manufacturers like Pflueger, Shakespeare, South Bend, Lionel-Airex, Penn, Zebco, Ocean City, Heddon, Johnson, and Abu Garcia.
- Lures: Rare unmarked lures, spoon, fly, spinners, wood and plastic, from creators like Heddon, Creek Club, South Bend, Shakespeare, Abu Garcia, and Florida lure makers.
The sale begins at 6PM Eastern Time on April 10. Online absentee bidding is available now through LiveAuctioneers.com. For more information visit dudleysauction.com.
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