View Full Version : Grandpa's Tackle Box

06-22-2018, 11:09 AM
My dad has had this in storage for a while, but he had it out today showing it to a friend. Forgot about this stuff.
1944 & 1946 Arkansas fishing licenses.
The old box itself.....was green at one time.
Most boxes have lures inside. Some never saw water.

Thought you crappie guys might find this stuff interesting.

06-22-2018, 11:13 AM

06-22-2018, 11:17 AM
The boxes are worth more than the lures in some cases! Great find and awesome photos.

06-22-2018, 11:47 AM
I love finding old things like that that are handed down.

Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk

06-22-2018, 01:00 PM
Awsome find I still got a few lures from the seventies

ET Fish
06-22-2018, 01:28 PM
That’s a great collection of memories.

06-22-2018, 01:43 PM
very nice, I like looking at old lures

06-22-2018, 01:51 PM
It would be awesome to catch a fish that my Grandpa had a caught a fish on. Great stuff!!

Yak Fish
06-22-2018, 02:28 PM
Right there's proof that the addiction is not a new thing. Those lures are definitely worth a lot more now than he paid for them. Thanks for posting the pics!


06-22-2018, 02:51 PM
Right there's proof that the addiction is not a new thing. Those lures are definitely worth a lot more now than he paid for them. Thanks for posting the pics!

There's a restaurant owner in my town who also bass fishes. He offered my dad $800 for the whole lot. He said he wanted to use most of it as display material for his catfish buffet/ steakhouse restaurant. Dad won't sell.

06-22-2018, 03:20 PM
those are some nice ones.

06-22-2018, 04:02 PM
I had one of those license holders that I gave to a friend's son that works for the Game &Fish. Folks use to put them on their
hat or coat. Many of them were lost in the lakes and woods by being pulled of by brush. I looked for years trying to find a set
of leg irons they used to put on the little English caller mallards but I never found one. Good post. Love that old stuff.

06-22-2018, 04:53 PM
Nice, been a while since I saw a Creek Chub lure box.

06-22-2018, 05:00 PM
When you got some free time you should sit done and search on eBay. Check out the prices on those old lures and especially the boxes. Like Rich said, in a lot of cases the boxes are worth more than the lure itself.

eagle 1
06-22-2018, 05:10 PM
Very nice . Grand kids will get a kick out of holding something that grandpa or great grand dad held .307746307747

06-22-2018, 07:48 PM
I had a lot of that stuff at one time. My wife would buy me boxes at yard sales. Bought an Umco box with 45 wooden plugs, some still in the box, and some had a book value of over $50 each. She bought the box full on Saturday for $20 and sold it Wednesday, empty at the flea market for 50 or 60. I got to keep the plugs. Sold the collection years later and did very well. Some real nice stuff in that box you have.

06-22-2018, 08:26 PM
Very cool. Glad your dad won't sell and hope you end up passing it down to your kids or grandkids. Enjoy.

06-22-2018, 10:36 PM
Nice, been a while since I saw a Creek Chub lure box.
I found some time to take some out of the boxes and take pictures. Here ya go.

06-23-2018, 04:25 AM
That live wire minnow looks an awful lot like the current Mirro lure 52 series. Lots of things don't change much. Thanks for the pics. If you look at the area where the hooks and eyes are attached on some of the old wooden lures, you'll find that some have a chrome bell to help keep the hook from damaging the lure body. Referred to as "bell" hardware, a lot of them go further back than those that don't have it. The top two are candidates for that, and maybe the Bomber though I think it's newer. All very nice.

06-23-2018, 03:30 PM
I've got a few that I dug out of my granddads farm dump. The problem was, he would burn the dump a couple times a year so I had to be quick to salvage anything. I wasn't more than six or eight at the time. Thanks for bringing back the memories.