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Vintage JACK FRECH PLUGS Rare Handmade Surf Salt Water Striper Lures MONTAUK

Posted on | March 13, 2018 | Comments Off

Vintage JACK FRECH PLUGS Rare Handmade Surf Salt Water Striper Lures MONTAUK

Vintage JACK FRECH PLUGS Rare Handmade Surf Salt Water Striper Lures MONTAUK

Vintage JACK FRECH PLUGS Rare Handmade Surf Salt Water Striper Lures MONTAUK

Vintage JACK FRECH PLUGS Rare Handmade Surf Salt Water Striper Lures MONTAUK

Vintage JACK FRECH PLUGS Rare Handmade Surf Salt Water Striper Lures MONTAUK

Vintage JACK FRECH PLUGS Rare Handmade Surf Salt Water Striper Lures MONTAUK

Vintage JACK FRECH PLUGS Rare Handmade Surf Salt Water Striper Lures MONTAUK

Vintage JACK FRECH PLUGS Rare Handmade Surf Salt Water Striper Lures MONTAUK

Vintage JACK FRECH PLUGS Rare Handmade Surf Salt Water Striper Lures MONTAUK

Two handmade surf plugs made by the legendary, Long Island New York surf fisherman extraordinaire, Jack Frech, “The Professor”, dating to the early 1970′s. Jack was the innovator of off-shore surf casting and was the first man known to swim out to off-shore rocks, wearing a wetsuit while holding his rod overhead. He was very secretive about his fishing techniques. He was known to wear an all black, hooded wetsuit, carrying a black, hand-wound, 12ft Lamniglass rod with a French “Crack” reel loaded with black Ande line and a bag with all black swimming plugs for fishing at night. He was prolific and told me in person that in more than one instance he swam back to the beach at Montauk Point with over 200 lbs of large bass trailing behind him on his stringer. This was way before catch limits. Since he really disliked liars and was highly disciplined, having been a US Marine Captain during WWII in the Pacific, I had no reason to ever doubt him! In the articles you will read, you will discover that he was a fiercely competitive fisherman and was known for consistently catching huge bass from the beach often with lures of his own making and/or design. Multiple articles on him can be found when you search “Jack Frech fisherman”. Some discuss his plug making, others his fascinating surf fishing history. I had known him for 9 years then from the beginning of my time as an elementary schooler in the same school where he was the principal. He explained to me that he had a complete shop in his basement including a lathe, on which he turned both wood and resin dowels into plugs. He was always experimenting with designs. He had a phD. In education and thus the nick-name, The Professor. But, it can also truly be said that his reknowned attention to detail and the finer points of being a very dedicated surf fisherman for close to 30 years certainly made him a true professor of the sport. The two seriously rare plugs. 1 Red and yellow autumn colored, straight, bass popper: 6″ long x 1″ diameter, a heavy. 4 ounces made of solid resin with brass loop eyes. Letter F (for Frech) is molded into one lead weight on the belly of the lure that originally was painted. Used condition, with miscellaneous scratches and marks, no rust. 2 Red and yellow autumn colored, “experimental”, double-sectioned, bass popper. 6 7/8″ long x 3/4″ diameter, almost 2.5 ounces, solid, single piece resin with brass loop eyes and lead weights in the belly. Used condition, miscellaneous scratches and marks, no rust. The item “Vintage JACK FRECH PLUGS Rare Handmade Surf Salt Water Striper Lures MONTAUK” is in sale since Sunday, March 11, 2018. This item is in the category “Sporting Goods\Fishing\Baits, Lures & Flies\Saltwater Lures”. The seller is “skopos” and is located in Sausalito, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russian federation, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.
  • Fish Species: Bluefish

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