Antique Fishing Lures & Weights

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  1. Carol K

    Carol K I'll be back!!!

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    Detecting on the rivers, we run across many old/antique fishing lures, along with old fishing weights. Real old fishing weights. Some look like just rolled pieces of lead.

    Here's a website to help you identify the lures you find.

    http://www.antiquefishinglures.com/

    Here's the page on Casting Weights.

    http://www.antiquefishinglures.com/weights.htm

    I haven't found a decent site for old fishing weights yet, so if you know of one, post it here. Thanks!
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    very cool

    I've dug 40lbs of fishing weights from one beach and many have the same patina as my CW bullets =)
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    :wow: That's a lot of fishing weights.
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    This is maybe one third of them =)

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    Carol K I'll be back!!!

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    Nice collection! Some in there are as old as the ones we've found. Pretty cool!
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    Looks like you may save some people downstream from getting lead poisoning.....:laugh: :laugh:
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    It's funny, when I first started MDing that beach, I'd get 15-20 weights every time

    now I get maybe 2 or 3

    I'm glad I could make a difference even if it is a small one

    I shudder to think how many may be in the water though .... most of these were between the high and low tide lines
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    old lures are so cool. nice link!
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    I was detecting in Santa Monica, Ca. and found a lead snake fishing weight. It looked like a Sidewinder Rattle Snake with a hole in its head for the line. My buddy found one in 1998 along with a sink the Japanese Man fish weight from World War 2. An Oldtimer fisherman from the senior center told him they use them in the 1940's. I have found no information about these weight online; have you any information about them?

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