Today we get a special treat from Doug Bucha. Doug is well known to everyone in the lure collecting community as one of our resident historians and all-around good guys. Here's his note.
Wanted to send you a few pictures from this years Niles Riverfest finds. My Niles lure collecting partner, Ric Ladonski and I had a good year at our Historic Display of Antique Fishing Lures that we set up at the Niles Riverfest. We have done this for the past sixteen years. We were able to pull in some good lures this year.
The lure below is a very rare 1907-08 Heddon in a gold / dark top finish.
-- Dr. Todd