He is a member of the National Fishing Lure Collector's Club (NFLCC) and is a consignment seller on eBay, specializing in collectibles including fishing tackle. He began publishing Lure Lore in October of 1996 as a way of sharing information on collectible fishing tackle and through 2013, over 70 editions have been published. Tom has also written several articles for the NFLCC's print publication, the Gazette and has co-authored the book The Heddon River Runt Identification and Collector's Guide.
Like many collectors, his collection is varied but his primary focus has been in Heddon's River Runt Spook lures.
Below are some other pictures of part of my collection which can be viewed by clicking on the underlined text - all lures pictured in boxes are correct for the lure:
Wall Display #1: Collection of Black Shore, Yellow Shore, and Silver Shore runts. This is 1 of 3 wall display boxes I made just for River Runt Spooks.
Wall Display #2: Collection of Pike Scale, White & Red Shore, and Green Shore Minnow runts; River Runties (in small plastic box on lower shelf).
Wall Display #3: Collection of White/Red Head and No-Snags.
Rod Display: Collection of miscellaneous River Runt Spooks in various colors
Case Display #1: WaterWaves, miscellaneous tough colors including very unusual transparent blue with white ribs (lower right hand corner)
Case Display #2: Early Glass Eye River Runt (top left), early boxes, Silver Salmon Runt Spooks, miscellaneous tough colors.
Case Display #3: Complete set of Fish Flash Runts in Black/Silver and Red/Silver & Flash kit.
Case Display #4: Complete set of Fish Flash Runts in Black/Gold and Red/Gold, Spook Glows including Spotted Orange Spook Glow.
Case Display #5: Gold and Silver Sparkle River Runt Spooks
Case Display #6: Early jointed floaters in two piece hardware including a Goldfish Shore (2nd from top in middle row)
Case Display #7: Early sinkers, 1st version boxes, 'long' floater models.
Case Display #8: Spook Rays including Red/White, Black/Yellow, and Chartruese; lure at bottom right is in a plain brown box marked '9010I', a research box.
Rotating Store Display Stand: Miscellanous runts and other items. Tackle box on top is a very early Heddon box painted in original Green Crackleback paint!
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