A Collector's Guide to Tom Mann Lures & Tackle, 1958-1985
This book is scheduled to be available at the NFLCC Nationals in mid-July
BOOK DETAILS8.5" x 11" Softcover • 188 Total Pages • Full Color Pages Throughout • Indexed
ABOUT THE BOOK
Tom Mann was a brilliant fisherman and an outstanding lure designer. For the first time ever, author and collector Merv Willoughby puts together a collector’s guide to Tom Mann fishing lures and tackle that covers the years 1958 through 1985. Includes a detailed biography of Mann and his fishing career, a breakdown of every Tom Mann lure from this era, and all the colors each lure came in, as well as a rarity scale for collectors and dealers. From the Little George to Leroy Brown, all of your favorites are here! Includes numerous appendices covering everything from patches to decals to depth finders. A must for anyone who ever watched a Tom Mann fishing show or fished one of Mann’s baits!
With over 1000 photos in full color and color charts for the most popular lures, this book is simple to use for the beginner and detailed enough for the most advanced collector. From the rarest Bat Mann to the most popular Mann’s Hardworm, from the earliest Jelly Worm to the rarest Selma Soldier, this book has it all! Appendices include Mann Prototypes, a Tom Mann photo scrapbook, Mann rarities, Bass ‘n Gal items, patches, boat decals, Tag Along items, and even five seminal articles on Tom Mann from the pages of Bassmaster Magazine (reprinted with their kind permission). Includes a complete list of Tom Mann’s accomplishments and awards, as well as a list of all known fishing lures designed by Tom Mann from 1958 up until his passing. Includes an introduction by long-time Mann’s Bait Company employee and good friend Terry Spence, current owner of Southern Plastics.
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