Welcome To Earl's Antique Fishing Tackle
Hi, my name is Earl Grant. I am a collector of later vintage and antique fishing tackle such as antique fishing lures, antique fishing reels and antique fishing rods. I have been a member of the 'National Fishing Lure Collector's Club (NFLCC)' since 1998. To join or learn more about the NFLCC and antique fishing tackle, visit their web site. My main interests are antique fishing lures made between 1914 and 1938 by Fred C. Keeling of Rockford, Illinois. I also collect 3HK and 5HK antique fishing minnows made by the larger lure manufacturers like Heddon, South Bend, Shakespeare, Pflueger, etc.
I put this site together to share information I have gathered on Fred C. Keeling. Along with a brief history of Keeling. I have added, and will be adding, many pictures of antique Keeling lures and boxes, from my collection, as references. To learn about Keeling click on the 'About Keeling' icon or click 'here'.
I will also be adding several pictures of some of my antique fishing lures, such as flyrod lures, 3HK and 5HK minnows from various lure makers. To view them click on the 'My Collection' icon or click 'here'.
While searching out antique fishing lures, antique fishing reels and antique fishing rods for my collection I have purchased many vintage and antique fishing tackle items that I will resell or trade to fellow collectors. To view the items I currently have for sale, which include lures, reels, rods, catalogs and misc, click on the 'For Sale' icon or click 'here'.
I hope you find this site interesting and informative. Revisit me often since I am in the process of constructing this site and the list of items available for sale changes frequently.
Please confirm availability of item(s) and shipping costs either by phone or email before sending payment. I will accept a money order, bank check or personal check. If payment is made by personal check please allow 7-10 days for shipment otherwise shipment will be next day. I am NOT setup to accept credit cards directly. However, I do accept payment through PayPal. My PayPal account ID is firstname.lastname@example.org. My phone # is 215-956-0993 and my email address is email@example.com. I normally use the USPS Priority Shipping. Shipping costs will depend on weight and the destination zip code. Some of the longer 1 piece rods may have an 'oversized' shipping charge.
Your 'Want' List
If you would like to leave a list of items you are looking for please send me an email and I will keep it on file and I will notify you when I get something you might be interested in seeing.
Paying Top $$$$
I am always looking to add to my collection. I will pay top dollar for a single lure or an entire collection. For more information on selling your old fishing tackle click ' here'.
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