Vintage Fishing Lines
Here we feature some of our vintage fishing lines we have in our collection, brands include, Shakespeare, Silver Streak, and Big Mac, as we find great pieces we will add them here. The Shakespeare Super Silk brands had been introduced in 1924 to replace the retiring "Indian Silk" line brands, that had been manufactured from 1909 to 1923. The Super Silk brand names included WEXFORD, a County in Northern Michigan est. 1840 and renamed in 1869 after the County Wexford in Ireland. MAGNIFICENT, made especially for the Shakespeare reel of the same brand name. STANDARD, the original 1909 Shakespeare "Indian Silk" flagship brand, OLD HICKORY, which honored the nickname of Andrew Jackson, the seventh President of the United States from 1829 to 1837. And SILVER SWAN, which was a grey colored waterproof line, these Super Silk brands continued to be manufactured by Shakespeare using silk imported from Japan and described as "the finest, strongest line possible to make" until the outbreak of WWII in December 1941 which severed trade with Japan.