Top-Dollar Tackle

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Sold for:  $20,900
Celebrity affiliation can increase an item's worth, as was true of this Kovalovsky Big Game Reel, once owned by Zane Grey.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Sold for:  $18,700
Value isn't always found in individual items. This collection of Pequea Bobbers includes several dozen floats.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Sold for:  $17,600
According to experts, if a lure is in its original box, as this Heddon Dowagiac Casting Bait was, the price increases.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Sold for:  $17,050
The worth of a reel has a lot to do with the label on it. This Philbrook & Paine fly reel was made by one of the greats.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Sold for:  $15,400
Fishing collectibles are not limited to tackle. Ads from Bristol Rods, for example, are considered American folk art.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Sold for:  $10,450
This reel made by B.F. Meek is listed as "No. 2." If an owner can find an issue number, he can expect to get more at auction.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Sold for:  $5,060
Harry Seymour made this Chautauqua Lake decoy. He was a master carver who worked in the late 19th century.Outdoor Life Online Editor
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This photo gallery includes 8 of the most expensive fishing collectibles in the world. All were auctioned by Lang's Sporting Collectibles. From antique lures to reels and fishing tackle advertisements, your jaw will drop when you see what these goodies sold for.

The items featured here were compiled by John Ganung from Lang's auction house. You can read an article about Ganung and big-spending fishing tackle collectors here.