Friday, October 31, 2008

Friday Funhouse

The Friday Funhouse

Video of the Week

Part 2 of the vintage 1938 video of fishing in Duluth, Minnesota. Alas, no gentleman taking a leak at the end of this video.

Things I Would Buy If Only I Could Afford Them

This is an awesome Marshall-Wells hardware company creel.

Which would go well with this Abercrombie & Fitch marked creel.

This Meek #4 is a classic baitcaster.

This is a super rare Tuna Club big game saltwater rod.

Talbot Star baitcasters are works of art.

Talk about your rare Heddon Crazy Crawlers--black shore with white eyes.

This Heddon Punkinseed #740 in White Shore Minnow is going to make a Punk collector awfully happy.

I'm pretty much a sucker for a Kent Frog.

Have Paw Paw Weedless Wows suddenly caught fire?

Frenchy LaMay globe musky lures are rarer than hen's teeth.

Instant Collection Alert: 16 vintage reel oilers for one bid.

This Edward vom Hofe 2/0 in the wooden box is one sweet reel.

This Woods Expert in the box is a scarce and very aesthetic lure.

UPDATE (from Bill Sonnet)
Just looked over the things you would buy if you could afford them, one of my favorites sections each week by the way. I have asked Joe Stag for a second opinion, but I'll just about bet the farm that the Round Bodied Woods Expert with correct box is in fact a Keeling Expert with a Woods Box that have been paired together sometime recently. Ever notice how all woods minnows have opaque iris eyes and Keelings have clear later style eyes? Take a look at these. I've never seen a Woods with these later style eyes.

The Spiral-Wind Long Cast is a great overlooked level wind baitcaster.

Rube Cross was a great fly tier and a signed first edition of his book Fur, Feathers and Steel is the dream of any Rube Cross collector.

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

-- Dr. Todd

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