Monday, March 31, 2014

Long wanted Bass Oreno, FRCD

I really wanted this bait when I was a teenager. I could get one in the same color (FRCD, fluorescent red coach dog), but it was not a Bass Oreno but a Babe Oreno.

Almost 30 years have passed since then, and I finally got one. I'm very happy to have it in my hands! Thanks, Tsuge-san.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

A plea for Ambassadeur help

I've just heard from a good collector friend of mine.

According to him, his friend who lives in the U.S. sold two old ABU reels to another collector who lives in Norway. Of all things, the two reels were stolen in the mail, and when the box was opened, there was a rock inside it!
We know the chances of finding the reels are slim to none, but we're asking for your help to keep a watchful eye if you see them show up on auctions you visit.

The reels are:

Record Ambassadeur 5000 #56759
Non-ABU 5000 #67714

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Pico Logo lure

 Pico Logo lure, made in the USA 

The logo is inside the lure and sealed using high quality urethane so that it will not scratch off. Fish never take only the logo even if they want! It is a very good novelty item as well as a good fishing lure. Now, I'm imagining what kind of logos and artworks to put inside it and what kind of outer colors look beautiful matching with them. It is a lot of fun thinking about custom-made fishing lures during off seasons.