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Rare JACK FRECH Vintage Handmade Plugs Surf Striper Lures MONTAUK

Posted on | March 27, 2018 | Comments Off

Rare JACK FRECH Vintage Handmade Plugs Surf Striper Lures MONTAUK

Rare JACK FRECH Vintage Handmade Plugs Surf Striper Lures MONTAUK

Rare JACK FRECH Vintage Handmade Plugs Surf Striper Lures MONTAUK

Rare JACK FRECH Vintage Handmade Plugs Surf Striper Lures MONTAUK

Rare JACK FRECH Vintage Handmade Plugs Surf Striper Lures MONTAUK

Rare JACK FRECH Vintage Handmade Plugs Surf Striper Lures MONTAUK

Rare JACK FRECH Vintage Handmade Plugs Surf Striper Lures MONTAUK

Rare JACK FRECH Vintage Handmade Plugs Surf Striper Lures MONTAUK

Rare JACK FRECH Vintage Handmade Plugs Surf Striper Lures MONTAUK

Two handmade surf plugs made by the innovative, legendary, Long Island New York surf fisherman extraordinaire, Jack Frech, “The Professor”. Jack was the creator of off-shore surf casting and was the first man known to swim out to rocks, wearing a wetsuit while holding his rod overhead. He was very secretive about these fishing techniques. He was known to wear an all black, hooded wetsuit, carrying a black, hand-wound, 12 ft Lamniglass rod with a French “Crack” reel loaded with black Ande line and a bag that included 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 surf fisherman”. Some discuss his plug making, others his fascinating surf fishing history. I was fortunate to have had him as a mentor for my surf fishing beginning in high school and was gifted, a bunch of his handmade lures by him when I graduated from college in 1976. I had known him for 13 years then from the beginning of my time in elementary school in the same school where he was the principal. He had 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 and that he was always experimenting with new 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 Frech plugs you cannot find anywhere else. 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) molded into one lead weight on the belly of the lure that originally was painted over. Miscellaneous scratches and marks. 2 Red and yellow autumn colored, double-sectioned, single piece, 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. Jack explained it to me as “an experiment”. Good Luck in winning these rarities! The item “Rare JACK FRECH Vintage Handmade Plugs Surf Striper Lures MONTAUK” is in sale since Monday, March 26, 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, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, 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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