Anything fishing related will be on display and up for grabs when the River City Antique Tackle Show comes to the Garden Plaza Hotel and Suites in Decatur September 27-28, 2013. Now in its 18th year, the River City Antique Tackle Show attracts collectors from across the southeastern United States and beyond bringing thousands of antique fishing items dating back to the mid 1800s.
The River City Antique Tackle Show is a chance to meet with collectors and buy a variety of vintage fishing tackle including rods, reels, lures, fish scales, old minnow buckets, and tackle boxes. Over 100 collectors mainly from Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Alabama are expected, but registrations are confirmed from collectors as far away as Texas, Oklahoma, and Minnesota. Lure identification will be provided and free appraisals will be offered on old lures and fishing tackle. In addition to displaying and selling, many collectors will offer stories of their treasures pieces.
The two-day show is sanctioned by the National Fishing Lure Collector’s Club (NFLCC) and attendees must be a member of NFLCC to attend. For those who are not a member, temporary memberships will be available for $5 for families (admission good for both days). Children 12 years and younger are admitted free. Membership applications to join NFLCC will also be available at the door. An annual membership fee is $35 per person and includes access to all NFLCC-sanctioned shows, a membership directory, two annual copies of the NFLCC Magazine, quarterly publications of the NFLCC Gazette, and access to a number of other exclusive club services.
Show hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday. The Garden Plaza Hotel and Suites is located at 1101 6th Avenue NE in Decatur.
For more information on the River City Antique Tackle Show, call NFLCC Region 3 Vice President Billy Prince at 256.565.8191.
NFLCC is a non-profit, educational, international organization founded in 1976. The primary objectives of the NFLCC are to foster an awareness of fishing tackle collecting as a hobby and to assist members in the location, identification, and trading of vintage fishing-related equipment. For more information, visit www.nflcc.org.