Antique Fishing Lures: Before you start collecting, it is important to understand and identify lures. There are two very good all purpose books on the market. One by Carl Luckey called "Old Fishing Lures" and another by Karl White called "Fishing Tackle". I would start by getting these two books, and also checking the internet on sites like "Joes old Lures". Joes, has a message board that is very active and has helpful members.