Burger and a (Jitter)Bug

Bob Feltner passed some 15 years ago, but his memory lives on in both his famous restaurant in Russellville and his affinity for fishing tackle.

For many traveling Arkansans, a stop at Feltner's Whatta-Burger is a must. While many order ice cream specialties through the window, go inside to see a slice of fishing history. Feltner, who began business in 1967, has the walls filled with fish, reels and lures.

Feltner gave out cards "Wanted Old Fishing Lures" and had a sign saying the same in his restaurant.

A steely blue-eye man - that's him in the corner of the picture -- said he'd been coming to Feltner's for 40 years, starting at the old location. He said Feltner had a much larger collection and donated much of it to be displayed at the Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center in Little Rock.

Go by 1410 N. Arkansas Ave. in Russellville and get a cheeseburger - beware the fry orders are huge -- and soak up some fishing history.

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