In 1955, the name was changed to Montague-Ocean City Rod and Reel Co.
The Montague City factory continued to produce fishing rods, but all reels were produced in Philadelphia.
When I opened it up, I saw this green crackleback Heddon 150 minnow. Being a bass fisherman, I was fishing with rubber worms on a single hook, and here’s this big, heavy wooden minnow that had five treble hooks on it. I think the different gearing ratios and handle sizes and configurations are really interesting.
History from 1930 Financial Report: MONTAGUE ROD & REEL CO.: Established in Massachusetts in 1887 as Montague City Rod Co.
Pirnie, Chairman and Treas., Springfield, Mass.; C.
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Sometime during, or after, they used the same equipment to form the body for these oilers, then machined the bullet to serve as a top.
I am not sure if they were ever cataloged, I think they were giveaways.
It concentrates in particular on the history of fishing and fishing tackle, and seeks to provide interesting, informative, and important materials for anyone who wants to help preserve our nation's (and the world's) fishing. UPDATE (from Bill Sonnet)Just looked over the things you would buy if you could afford them, one of my favorites sections each week by the way.
This Woods Expert in the box is a scarce and very aesthetic lure.
Use the following charts to date Shakespeare Tackle Company reels and rods.
For reels, the model number, which is a two letter code, is the first year a reel was manufactured, or the first year a major variation or innovation was used on reel I hope you will find them helpful.
Jim works for Lang’s Sporting Collectibles and is the president of the Old Reel Collectors Association.