Wednesday, June 6, 2007

A Little History of Glass Minnow Tubes

An interesting article in The Allentown Morning Call details the history of the glass minnow tube. A Blast from Angling's Past by Christian Berg not only details the background on the glass minnow tube, it also profiles modern glassblower Tom Doner, who is making a modern minnow tube called The Pennsylvania Minnow Tube. Noted spring hook collector Bill Blauser, co-author of the outstanding Spring-Loaded Fish Hooks, Traps and Lures along with Tim Mierzwa, is interviewed extensively in the article.

The only drawback is there is no image of The Pennsylvania Minnow Tube.

--Dr. Todd

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