Have you ever wondered about the value of that old tackle box your grandpa left you? What about that old rod-and-reel combo gathering dust in the attic, or perhaps that vintage outboard in the back of the garage? Well, here’s your chance to find out.

Discover the worth of your old fishing tackle at the 26th Annual Daytona Beach International Antique Tackle Show, hosted by the Florida Antique Tackle Collectors (FATC), Feb. 28 — March 2, 2014. Truly an international event, this show attracts collectors from around the world who want to buy, sell and trade vintage fishing tackle.

This unique exhibition will be held at the historic Plaza Resort & Spa, beachside at 600 North Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach, Fla. There you’ll see more than 7,000 square feet of vintage tackle displays, including rare lures, reels, rods, creels and other fishing-related memorabilia and ephemera.

The public is welcome to attend at a nominal cost of $5 per adult. Children under 12 are admitted for free. Once inside, visitors can either browse or buy from the many show vendors, or receive free appraisals for their old tackle and other fishing-related heirlooms. Those interested in selling are welcome to consign their items to the Saturday night auction, where hardcore collectors bid aggressively for rarer pieces.

Public show times are Friday 11a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

For press passes, directions and additional information, contact show host Larry Lucas at 386-527-4338 or larry@flowerscentral.com or visit www.fatc.net.

Image courtesy Florida Antique Tackle Collectors (FATC)

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