Thursday, February 28, 2008

Review: Matt Lollman's

Review: Matt Lollman's

One of my favorite web sites on the internet is Matt Lollman's fascinating Old & Antique Fishing Lure web site. Matt is of course well known to many collectors, being a regional V.P. for the NFLCC and an all around good guy. He has worked diligently over the past few years to construct an informative and interesting web site that remains one of my favorite spots on the internet.

One of the most worthwhile resources anywhere for old metal lures is the section on Matt's web site dealing with Henry Loftie, John Mann, W.D. Chapman, and Riley Haskell. Great photos and historically accurate information help make this more than just a show-and-tell section. Many items pictured on Matt's web site simply cannot be found anywhere else.

Another outstanding resource is the section containing vintage catalogs. Matt has digitized for collector use such rare catalogs as the 1916 Jamison Catalog, a 1903 Pritzlaff hardware catalog, and a really rare 1897 Reuben Wood catalog showing some incredibly rare items.

There are a lot of other things to like about the site, from galleries and information on Creek Chub, Heddon, and the other big companies, to a section on Field & Stream covers. Overall, this is one of the best sites of its kind going, and we here at Fishing for History are excited to watch the additions to the web site over the coming years.

-- Dr. Todd

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