Earl Parker Gresh

St. Petersburg, FL – 1940’s & 1950’s

Gresh History

Earl Gresh was born in Norristown, PA and was a violinist, a band member and started his own band, a boat repairman, a boat builder, a boat racer, helped start the Suncoast Tarpon Round-up, and a major supporter of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Gresh started the Wood Pride in early 1940’s.

Much of the information on this page was obtained by utilizing the information provided by Doug Brace, Bill Stuart, and Russell Riddle in “Florida Lure Makers and Their Lures” (Currently out of print). The information we have provided is only a portion of the story.  If interested in purchasing this book, please reach out to other collectors in our forum to inquire about availability.

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