the first truline collectors?

Eric's Tackle

hesselvich
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eric huff
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wondering if anyone is given the crown? Wayne Allen and Gino Picciolo are OG. My old boss dick moore was collecting siloflex magnums back in the late 70's. Vintage iron/jigs was Wayne Allen, Ward Coppersmith, Chuck horton, Robert ?, Andy Zuniga and myself.
 

elreytut

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bob
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TARPON 120. NEW RIDE
eric, thanks for this post. RIP, Ward. he was my mentor @15 years ago, when i started my jig addiction. any info on "the Book"? Phil? heard a rumor. PM if you want to keep it on the down low.

lucky enough to have met you, Gino, Ward, Wayne. wish i'd been there earlier.
 

here'smymule

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The collecting impulse is in many ways beyond me. I do have friends that are inveterate collectors of jigs and Penn Reels. They seem to enjoy it! But......, can anyone say they truly enjoy collecting Truline? Isn't it more like a mental obsession coupled with an allergic reaction? Recently I would have paid willingly three and a half times more than I've ever paid for one of the past. Having said many times in the last 5 years that I would never pay big bucks for one again it only took me about an hour of thinking before I warmed up to the idea. However, someone else was crazier than I was.
The picture indicates what I like to do with mine. That's just out after boarding the Royal Polaris last October for a 10-day. I believe I have a few more that are not visible. Recently I have stopped taking out a few rods. What does rods would fetch make some worthy of protection. However in the picture there are some rods that would go for a considerable amount in this day and age. It was a crappy 10 day. But I did catch a few yellowfin tuna on a brand new RD8
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rodblder

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Feb 19, 2004
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Jim
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I loved collecting them and fishing them, at one point I had over 50 really nice TruLines. Now down to about 15, gonna sell some that I thought I'd never sell, super custom fancy wraps with weaves, diamonds wraps , etc. Just too lazy to take pics.....
 

sealskinner

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Franks ho
I loved collecting them and fishing them, at one point I had over 50 really nice TruLines. Now down to about 15, gonna sell some that I thought I'd never sell, super custom fancy wraps with weaves, diamonds wraps , etc. Just too lazy to take pics.....
I have a 36 I got from Jim. Beautiful wraps.
Thank you again Jim.
 
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MATTANZA

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RICK
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Boston Whaler 25' Outrage "MATTANZA II", 34' Radovcich "AMY ANNE" {when it needs to be fixed}
I used to trade tackle for rod wrapping labor. I had way over a hundred truline, and some sabres and lamiglas' that were ganked from my mom and granny , when the house was robbed during a termite tenting. mostly factory rods , and a couple dozen blanks. I get a stomach ache whenever I think about it.
 
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ironmike

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nope, need to go with you or Cattle Boats
I used to trade tackle for rod wrapping labor. I had way over a hundred truline, and some sabres and lamiglas' that were ganked from my mom and granny , when the house was robbed during a termite tenting. mostly factory rods , and a couple dozen blanks. I get a stomach ache whenever I think about it.
>:(:mad: Bummer!!