With enough spring salmon in the boat this year it's time to have some fun.
I'm going to catch my next springer using 3 generations of my families gear.
My 2000 North River 19' SJ - 3rd generation.
An old rod and reel the was my dads that he gave to me - 2nd generation.
A old spinner that my grandfather left to me with a note that it was a salmon killer - 1st generation.
Can anyone help me with a make of the spinner and a general idea of how old it might be. I have gone through my vintage tackle catalog and can not identify it. It has a half brass half chrome blade. A heavy stainless body. Real red glass beads. Red feathers attached to a treble hook. There is a partial patent number on the blade
_ _ 9819 and a partial brand name PO_ _ EER?
Grandpa was from the Longview / Kelso area so this lure spent time on the Columbia and cowlitz
I'm going to fish Sellwood for a few hours in the morning and I'll post if I have any success. I'm pretty sure this old spinner has at least one more fish left in it. If I am sucessfull I'll let my 11 year old son fish it until he catchs one making it generation number 4 and then put it away for one of his kids to use in the future. spinner / rod / reel etc.
Does anyone else fish vintage gear ?
Thanks for any help you can provide.
P.S. This is my first picture ever posted. Thanks for the tutorial Pete.
[ 05-07-2003, 09:51 PM: Message edited by: pearl ]