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Spring Hooks About Spring-Loaded Fish Hooks, Traps and Lures Authors Tim Mierzwa and Bill Blauser Historical Perspective of Spring Loaded Fishhooks Spring-Loaded Fish Hooks Spring Loaded Steel Fish Traps Spring Loaded Fishing Lures Photo Album of Lures, Hooks & Traps

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Book Details
Number of Pages: 304
Binding: Hardback
Dimensions: 11" x 8.5" x 1"
Published: 2005
Spring-Loaded Fish Hooks,
Traps & Lures...
This is an exciting new guide to a never-before-documented field of antique fishing collectibles. It includes hundreds of color photos (many items are shown actual size), patent drawings, and clear, precise computer scans of patented spring-loaded traps, hooks, and lures, most of which have never been pictured, discussed, or valued in any book.

These ingenious American inventions span the time period from pre-Civil War until the 1970s, with values ranging from $10.00 to $10,000.00.
Spring Loaded Fish Hooks, Traps and Lures
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The book provides a written and visual history of spring-loaded fishing devices along with descriptions and explanations of their mechanisms in concise, easy-to-understand language that the beginning, intermediate, and advanced collector has not had access to in any book.

This long-awaited book on Americana collectibles sets a new standard in the field of collecting antique fishing memorabilia.

Written by the country's two foremost collectors and experts in the field, this informative, fascinating book is a must for anyone interested in the history of fishing in the United States, antique fishing memorabilia, or metal traps.