Saturday, June 23, 2018

The Friday Funhouse


The Video of the Week

Wild Trout: A Montana Fish Story is a cool video.



12 Thing I Would Buy If Only I Could Afford Them

This W.D. Chapman lure is incredible.



An E.A. Pflueger frog would make any frog collector smile.



An Ed. vom Hofe 491 is a rare reel.



A C.F. Orvis 2nd model fly reel is pretty damn cool.



Welch & Graves made a cool minnow tube.



Tell me the ABC Minnow set isn't super cool.



Old Hardy Angler's Guides are always good finds.



A Deal Pack of Heddon Tigers is a rare find.



A Bagley Balsa B in a rare color is superb.



The Arbogast Tin Liz is iconic.



The Paw Paw Bullhead was a really difficult lure to make.



A Heddon River Runt in the box if always a good find.



As always, have a great weekend -- and be good to each other, and yourself.

-- Dr. Todd

Friday, June 8, 2018

The Friday Funhouse


The Video of the Week

This is an interesting 1970s/early 1980s video by Jack Hargreaves on the Green Drake fly.



12 Thing I Would Buy If Only I Could Afford Them

This Miller's Reversible is a superb lure, especially in the box.



They don't come rarer than this Chippendale spinning reel.



Loving this Pflueger Globe in the bOx.



This Heddon Strawberry Sport "OO" in the box is beautiful.



This Heddon Tiny Torpedo in pike scale is breaking the bank.



This CCBC Husky Musky has the Pflueger archives tag on it!



LOVE ThesePhillipson Dry Fly Specials.



You won't see many Pflueger Playfair Minnows around.



A green Penn 9MS in a late box is attracting widespread interest.



Nothing prettier than Pflueger Argyle on an Underwater Minnow.



This is a super rare Round Meisselbach Tak-A-Part.



Wow, I love this Julius vom Hofe Fly Reel.



As always, have a great weekend -- and be good to each other, and yourself.

-- Dr. Todd

Friday, June 1, 2018

The Friday Funhouse


The Video of the Week

NOTE: apologies for the lack of the Funhouse last week, was busy graduating my daughter from high school!

I just finished my 10-years in the making book on glass fly rods, so they've been on my mind. I found this interview with Cameron Mortenson of the Fiberglass Manifesto blog and thought it was cool.



12 Thing I Would Buy If Only I Could Afford Them

You don't see too many Frank Knill Spoons on Cards.



Whoah. This ABU 5500CDL in Teak Box is out of this world cool.


Oddball spinning reels have been coming out of the word work of late and none are as tank-like as this Hardy Altex Mk 1.



I absolutely love these original Fred Young Big O's.



You won't see too many CCBC 5-Hook Minnows in the box.



Heddon 150s in boxes are always going to command interest.



Winchester Line Spools always break the bank.



Got to love this Heddon Spindiver in fancy green scale.



Check out this beautiful South Bend Teaser in the box.



I always dig these Tronick Tackle Boxes made in Chetek, Wis.



An Arbogast Kicker in the Box will make your day.



Most underrated company is Keeling and this 3-Hook Special is a beauty.



As always, have a great weekend -- and be good to each other, and yourself.

-- Dr. Todd

Friday, May 18, 2018

The Friday Funhouse


The Video of the Week

This British news reel about fly fishing is awesome.



12 Thing I Would Buy If Only I Could Afford Them

I have seen many, many cool Heddon items but I have never seen a Heddon Screw Driver in an envelope before!



This is an awesome oddity French Alarm Reel.



A Leonard Tournament fly rod is a perfect casting machine.



I know collectors who have waited years to find this Heddon Spoon-Y Frog Gift Box.



This is an awesome rustic looking ice decoy.


Auto Winder rod and reel.



Pflueger made some cool lures and the Neverfail Wooden Minnow was one of them.



Kirwin's Bad Egg just sits there, staring at you.



This Playfair Wooden Minnow is a cool trade minnow.



The Douglas Patent Pflueger Supreme with intact dog ears is an iconic fishing reel.



I've always thought this Crawdad River Peeler was a striking lure color.



Pal-O-Mines in Scramble Finish are always amazing.



As always, have a great weekend -- and be good to each other, and yourself.

-- Dr. Todd

Friday, May 11, 2018

The Friday Funhouse


The Video of the Week

Another old home fishing video. Love these.



12 Thing I Would Buy If Only I Could Afford Them

This bizarre English-Made Howban Reel is a wonderful find.



Tugis is an early vom Hofe A&I casting reel.



I've never seen this Shakespeare Dealer Sign before.



What's not to like about this superb Baby Vamp?



I'm personally not into contemporary ice decoys but this Rick Wirth might make me change my mind.



This Zinc Screwtail is great in the box.



Apparently there are only like three or four known of this Jointed Millsite.



This Fred Young handcarved Big-O is a beautiful lure.



You don't see this Jermyn Bros. Heinie Spinner on Card very often.



Loving this Staley-Johnson Twin Minn in the box.



I like the K&K Minnow a lot!



This big Bagley Bang-O-Lure is great.



As always, have a great weekend -- and be good to each other, and yourself.

-- Dr. Todd