The NFLCC has two of the finest publications available to any hobbyist or collector's club. The quality of our publications is superb in format, content, and photography. Paid Members receive a total of six publications each year.
The NFLCC Magazine is published twice a year. It is an ultra-high quality full glossy magazine format on heavy stock paper. Magnificent photography depicting some of the most collectible antique tackle from the finest collections adorn each cover. There are fewer research articles than in the Gazette, but the articles are more lengthy and in-depth. These articles are written by people who have specialized in a particular aspect of collecting and researching antique tackle for many years. Some are considered among the most knowledgeable in their specialty in the world. The NFLCC Magazine itself has become a prized collectible with the earliest issues commanding high prices. Some of the information on a particular company or lure can only be found printed in a specific magazine article.
Each issue of the Magazine also has a feature lure centerfold in full color, with each issue showcasing a different rare lure. Our NFLCC Magazine Feature Lure Index has a list of those that have been featured in the past.
The NFLCC Gazette is a quarterly publication which includes a calendar of events, regional show recaps, researched articles, a “Can You ID?” section, and member advertising. The Gazette is considered an invaluable long term source of information on various lures and their manufacturers.
The articles are submitted by members who have taken upon themselves the time and effort to document information about tackle and the companies that produced it. When published, this information becomes available to all members, broadening their knowledge in this interesting hobby.
Our editor has provided a few articles for you to sample:
Winters Weedless Surface Bait by Ralph J. Hecht
The Rhodes of Kalamazoo by Bill Sonnett
Early Fishing Spinners of Massachusetts by William B. Krohn
The Glo-Lure Story Part 2 by Chris Olson
The NFLCC Article Index is a free reference tool that’s useful to both new and experienced collectors. It includes a comprehensive list of every article that’s been published in our Gazettes and Magazines, along with the date and issue number. The titles are listed in alphabetical order.
Our Club Shop maintains a small selection of back issues that are available for purchase.
Our Editor is always looking for high quality articles and news items relating to tackle collecting. Please contact Gary by email or phone if you’re interested in collaborating on an article.
NFLCC Gazette Editor