Feb. 21 to Feb. 23, 2025 at The Alliant Energy Center

Antique Lure Exhibit

Antique lures on display—bring yours in for free appraisals!

FB_IMG_1512583225821John Collen started collecting fishing lures and associated items over 30 years ago. Since then he has hosted one of the biggest antique fishing lure shows in the country—The Great Milwaukee Classic. Collen is a life member in the National Fishing Lure Collectors Club and Regional VP for Wisconsin, Minnesota and the Dakota’s. He also a former delegate for the Wisconsin Conservation Congress!

Chris Slusar is a lifelong Wisconsinite and currently resides in Evansville. He enjoys the outdoors and is an avid hunter and fisherman, with a particular interest in chasing musky. Slusar has been collecting fishing tackle for more than 30 years with an emphasis in Wisconsin-made items. He actively researches the origins of fishing tackle made in the state and has been published in collectible and sporting periodicals and is a life member of the National Fishing Lure Collectors Club. He now hosts the Greater Milwaukee Classic.

Along with appraising your antique lure Collen and Slusar will have a minnow jar filled with bobbers and the first five people who guess closest will win a membership in the NFLCC for one year!



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