Andy Reekers is the grandfather I never knew. He died before I was old enough to remember him.
Many of you probably know him for the Andy Reekers fishing lure he invented and manufactured. In many ways that is pretty much what I know him for as well.
I created this web site because I like creating web sites and because I thought it would be a fun way to learn about a man who is a mystery to me as well as to share what I learn about him with the world.
I know Andy Reekers was a tinsmith who was talented at building things out of metal. I remember when I was a child we had a hammered copper box which my grandfather had made.
I also know he was an avid fisherman who used his skills to make some of the best fishing lures in the country. His vintage lures are collectors items that are cherished by people who collect fishing tackle.
My father, his son-in-law, portrayed my grandfather as a perfectionist who spent many hours testing his lures before he patented and sold them. Considering the many people who still cherish his lures, he must have been pretty good at what he did.
If you know anything about Andy Reekers or his lures please pass it along. I am eager to learn what you know and share it with the world.