Welcome to Gene's
|CODE & NAME||OFFER||APPROX. YEAR||VISUAL|
|Willow Cat||CALL ME!||1970's|
|White Head, Black||CALL ME!||1950's|
|Black Head, White||CALL ME!||1950's|
|Blue Head, White "Variations"||CALL ME!||1950's - 1960's|
|Black Herringbone||CALL ME!||1950's|
|Black Herringbone "Scaled Ribs"||CALL ME!||1940's|
|Black, White Spots||CALL ME!||1950's|
|43 White, Black Dots||CALL ME!||1990's|
|44 Yellow, Black Dots||CALL ME!||1990's|
|45 Black, White Dots||CALL ME!||1990's|
|Blue Head, White||CALL ME!||1990's|
|All Special Order||and||One of Kind Colors||EMAIL ME!|
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Below are a few photos of lures I would like you to make an offer on, just click them to enlarge. Just make an offer and they could be in your collection.
Below are a few photos of traders I have for things I need for my collection, just click them to enlarge. For sale or trade. There is something here for everyone. For the beginner, the fisherman, and the serious collector.
My Arbogast Jitterbug Collections
Below are a few photos from my collections, just click them to enlarge.
My Arbogast Blooper Collection
I am also trying to start a collection of Fred Arbogast Bloopers. If you have a color that is not here please give me a call.
My Purpose and Story
This is a place for you to part with your old Jitterbugs and lures, and a place for me to part with some money.
This is a place for me to add a Jitterbug or lure to my collection. I got into the collecting of lures a few years back when I had health problems. I had to stop working full time and staying home just made me look like Santa Claus. I always loved to Bass fish so I started to fish Bass tournaments a lot. Now almost every weekend I have at least one Tournament to fish.
That brings up an idea. Go and dig out Grandpa's tackle box. I will trade you lures for a guided Bass fishing day. So get out there and see what is in dad's old tacklebox. You can even bring Dad or Grandpa along. But don't forget I do pay cash.
This is what you could be fishing out of so go and get Dads or Grandpa's tackle box and send it up. If the tackle box has enough Jitterbugs and other lures remember Dad or Grandpa can come along. Heck I might even mount one of your fish for you.
Now if you have other lures or paper for sale that I don't collect I might still know someone that does. So send them up so we can take a look at the Jitterbugs or Lures that you might have or if you want I can come to you. That is if you have enough to make the trip. Like I say I am an old dude with plenty of time to burn. So lets go fishing start looking for those old tackle boxes for Jitterbugs and old lures. Plus I do have some dollars.
Maybe you just want to talk about some old stuff you have around. That's Awesome!!! We can sit down and talk over a cup of tea and crumpets. Maybe I can teach you something or better yet maybe you can teach me something. I always love to hear about the past history of the Fred Arbogast Co. Or any Company as far as that goes.
Please come back often as from time to time I will add some tid bits of info and more pictures as I get them. Plus I have to take into consideration the time of my fellow web creator. I have to remember that this is a hobby to him as well as me. I would also like to say thank you to all the people that made this Jitterbug collection possible. Most of them I consider now my friends. None of this would be possible without them. So I say to all I hope you all enjoy the pictures. And I hope that we will some day get in touch with each other.
My How To and How Not To Ship Jitterbugs and Lures
Here are a couple examples of how not to ship Jitterbugs and other lures.
Take toilet paper and wrap around the base of the first set hooks so they do not hit the lure in any way. Then wrap the second set of hooks in the same manner. Do not tape the toilet paper to the lure. Just wrap tightly. Then take a paper towel fold it in half. Take the lure set it on one end of the paper towel and roll the lure up in the towel. Then tape the towel so it does not open up.
This will protect the lure fairly good. When you put it in the shipping box surround the lure with peanuts or bubble wrap. Just a little FYI.
My Contact Information
I live in Pittsville, Wisconsin. My home phone number is (715) 884-2224 and my cellular is (715) 572-5032. My email is email@example.com. Please call or send email even if you just want talk Jitterbugs or Fred Arbogast.
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