The Bloomington Brothers try to pay off their credit card bill by starting a fishing show...pretty much how every popular TV fishing host got started, I hear.
As I spent two days talking about the Shmoo, it is only fair that I feature one as a lead off hitter in the Funhouse this week.
This awesome Vom Hofe Restigouche 423 Salmon reel is the reelmaker at his height.
Although it doesn't have any paint, the H.C. Brush spoon is still an all-time classic lure.
Nothing nicer than a J.H. Mann marked spinner.
From the There Used to be a Museum Here Files: This awesome E.F. Payne fly rod used to be in the Granville Island Sportfishing Museum.
This nifty Heddon Punkinseed 9630 is a sweetheart.
A Van Staal 150 spinning reel is a classic spinning reel.
This 1926 Elto Outboard Motor catalog and owner's manual has attracted a veritable host of bidders.
If you want to start a collection of Victorian metal baits, you could go a long way before finding a better starting point than this W.D. Chapman Allure.
The Allcock Cleopatra is a terrific English bait.
The South Bend Bass Oreno in Red Head/Gold does not appear every day.
A 1916 Hasting Wilson Wobbler box paper has attracted lots of attention.
Finally, if you are looking for a great go-with, this is a classy Izaac Walton tobacco tin.
As always, have a safe weekend, and be good to each other--and yourself.
-- Dr. Todd