Monday, July 30, 2007

News of the Week, 30 July 2007

Lots of items in the news in the past week dealing with the subject of fishing and fishing tackle history. First, as we reported last week, there are a number of tributes to Tim Tucker on the internet. The most personal and moving that I have read came from collector and professional bass fisherman Bernie Schultz, whose moving tribute to Tucker was posted on on Joe's Board. Schutz's article is linked to another moving tribute by Tucker's Gainesville Sun colleague Gary Simpson entitled appropriately A Fond Farewell, Friend. I had not known until I read Bernie's piece that Tucker was also a tackle collector.

In other news, The South Bend Tribune published a nice article on collector Doug Bucha, who has contributed to the NFLCC Magazine in the past, and his search for info on Anton Sobecki of South Bend. A Cry for Info on Wigglers is an entertaining and informative piece.

Portion of Bucha's Collection on Display

It was a good week for Bucha, who was also profiled in The Niles Daily Star along with fellow collector Ric Ladonski. The article profiles these two prominent collectors' vintage tackle displays that will be exhibited at Niles Riverfest, and has some great information on Charles Harris, maker of the famous Harris Frog.

If anyone knows of any stories that I might have missed, please drop me a note.

-- Dr. Todd

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