Wallace Carney gives us an awesome 1960 video on the making of Conolon glass fly rods.
Things I Would Buy If I Could Only Afford Them
This CCBC Skunk smells sweet as a rose.
Instant Collection Alert: Three, count 'em THREE, Stan Bogdan reels--one auction.
An ABU Garcia 5000D in gold is an awesome casting reel.
This Lee Wulff Conolon 6' fly rod has gone insane.
Penn isn't really known for its fly reels, but this 4G is a very nice one indeed.
A box of Winchester divided wing flies will make a Winchester collector very happy.
Heddon Punkinseed in White Shore Minnow? Yes, please.
This is the first folk art weather vane we've profiled on the blog, but from the looks of it, I hope it isn't the last.
Creek Chub made only one reel, but it was a nifty one.
The Pflueger Monarch 5-Hook minnow in Chub Scale is a surprisingly scarce lure.
Gaff Hooks are really cool collectables; the Rolls Royce of gaffs are the Marble's mechanical gaff hooks.
A Bud Stewart Crippled Mouse is a great lure from this master lure maker.
I've always wanted to see a South Bend Whirl-Oreno in action.
Here is a 1940s lighted beer sign with a fishing theme.
How about a nice Jim Donaly box with papers?
As always, have a safe and happy weekend, and be good to each other--and yourself.
-- Dr. Todd