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Vintage Book

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 8:18 pm
by laz
my oldest fishing book is called Let's Go Fishing by F D Marshall its a practical guide to fishing in Australia .First published in 1948 i have the new revised second edition of 1950 .It makes interesting reading when they they are talking about using Cotton and Linen lines as well as silk and cuttyhunk lines .There's not one mention of using lures of any type in the book cccc .

Re: Vintage Book

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 8:51 pm
by MXB
laz wrote:my oldest fishing book is called Let's Go Fishing by F D Marshall its a practical guide to fishing in Australia .First published in 1948 i have the new revised second edition of 1950 .It makes interesting reading when they they are talking about using Cotton and Linen lines as well as silk and cuttyhunk lines .There's not one mention of using lures of any type in the book cccc .
Incredible that there is no mention of lures considering it was released post WW2??? Only been around in mass production for about 50 years or so lol lol

Roger

Re: Vintage Book

Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:15 pm
by fishaholiclures
Roger,
Prior to WW2 the only artificials in mass use were metals (slices and spoons) in the salt and flies in the fresh it seems. With the servicemen returning from europe, the devon style trout lures became popular and the US guys left some diving plugs with the locals which sort of kicked off the local industry. The Propellor style lures were the 'go to' lure down south and then the Flopy arrived from europe and AWAAAAYYYYY we colonials went yay

Brad

Re: Vintage Book

Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:37 pm
by MXB
Yes so true Brad . . . I have also noticed that even more recent publications from the 1950's, 60's and 70's hardly mentioned the use of lures except as an afterthought or reference to some 'new' method or technique. I suppose the early fisherman favoured traditional approaches to fishing which is why fishing with fly is the earliest recorded fishing technique but also why the Devons took off. They were used for a long time . . . its sort of weird that no-one worked out the correlation between offering an artificial fly and the similarity to lure fishing.The Polynsesians were on to it, The Maori had sort of bone hooks/lures not to mention the Indigenous methods of trapping so I am sure their were some pioneers in this area and would love to research it one day . . . early Australian lure fanantics??

Roger

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