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Pristine wooden lures with the original box are sought by serious lure collectors. Although this Holi-Comet, named for the hole drilled through its center, is weathered and worn, it still has value to the right person. (Jason Durham / For the Enterprise)

Dock Talk: 'Vintage' lures are true gems of the past

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For an avid angler, a walk through the tackle shop aisles is comparable to a child staring at the department store shelves; longing bewilderment.


Those flashy, bright-colored lures are like Las Vegas signs, tempting the observer with glittery facades hiding the wood, plastic or foam interior.

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