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Darrell K.
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Read this of yours on another thread re Jack's Gas Station -- "AH ... and thanks to you .. The Echo Park Historical Society for the memory .. I wouldn't trade growing up in Echo Park during the 50's and 60's for anything I can think of.

--John Duck...".

 

Would you perhaps remember the name of the fishing tackle store on Sunset, just a block north of the lake? I'm not sure if it was next to today's Masa restaurant, or where the pawn shop is now located, in the Jensen's block. They had a good selection of lures, bait and gear, and a cool revolving lure display in a case you could activate with a lever. I used to go in there with pals and drool over the classic baits -- the Hula Popper, and others.

 

Seems the store closed down sometime in the late Sixties. You could enter it from the lake side, or from Sunset. And there was another tackle shop on Glendale, further north, east side of street. It has become a used car sort of place. I'm just wondering -- I'm a fly fisherman who doesn't fish as much as he needs to, so I dream. And think on the good old days. Commonwealth, Virgil and Belmont High grad., S'71.

 

Darrell Kunitomi

MARJOJOLA
 #2 

THE TACKLE SHOP YOU ARE THINKING OF WAS BILL'S SPORTING GOODS JUST WEST OY LEMOYNE ST.I USED TO BUY ALL MY BASEBALL STUFF THERE THX MARK

John Duck
 #3 
Yes ! .. The sporting goods store with the revolving lure display was none other that "Bill's Sporting Goods" it was owned by two off duty LAPD cops .. Bill Schlotzhauer (spelling?) and an oriental man named Micky. Micky was the rod & reel repair tech ... and while on duty with the LAPD was a mechanic in the motor pool keeping all of the cops cars "Hot Rodded" to the max. ... The last time I saw Bill he was working at the Boyle Heights Jail getting ready for retirement (mid-1960's). If you wanted 22 ammo, fishing gear, shotgun shells .. Bill's was the place .. as I remember , they would charter an occasional deep sea fishing expedition of of Norms Landing (now 22nd. Street Landing)... and they were never put out by us younguns coming in window shopping and asking stupid questions one right after the other. The location was not in the Jensens Center block ... but the next block to the west on Sunset ... south side of the street .. right next to Mr. Youngs Tropical Fish Store ... another delight for window shopping kids ...

The tackle shop up Glendale Blvd. was a custom salt water rod builder who not only did not want us around but was very rude about it... he was just down from Kite Hill .. east side of the street between Berkely and Allesandro ... a real jerk ...

DAN JOHNSON
 #4 
YES I REMEMBER THOSE DAYS I WORKED IN BILLS STORE.
IT WAS UNIQUE.THE COFFEE POT WAS ALWAYS ON.
EVERYBODY WAS WELCOMED. COP'S, KIDS, EVERYONE.
DO YOU REMEMBER SHORTY WHO HAD THE NEWSPAPER STAND
ON THE CORNER. HE HAD NO LEGS AND GOT AROUND BETTER THAN WE
DID. ALSO THE BRITE SPOT RESTAURANT, IS IT STILL THERE. HERBS
BIKE SHOP.?????

MICKEY RETIRED AND OPENED UP MICKEYS ROD AND REEL SHOP IN
MONTEREY PARK. HAVENT SEEN EITHER FOR YEARS. LOST CONTACT.
WOULD LIKE TO FIND OUT IF BILL IS STILL IN THE AREA. I WOULD
LIKE TO SEE HIM.
 MR YOUNG MOVED HIS SHOP FROM SUNSET TO HOLLYWOOD BLVD(NEAR FOR OBSOLETE). I BELIEVE HE RETIRED TOO.

BOY DOES THIS BRING BACK GOOD MEMORIES..........................

ANY INFORMATION WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE.
THANKS DAN


steven williams
 #5 

hey are you the same duck who lived up the hill from me on cerro gordo? I was the big kid who played the big concert  bass and carried it up the hill

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