A Lake Biwa guide reports to Bassmaster's Ken Duke on the possible record bass.
Things I Would Buy If I Could Only Afford Them
This is a sweet Stan Bogdan No. 0 Fly Reel.
Pickard rods are aesthetic and fish well, too.
Lots of nice Heddons this week, including this Sucker which has already hit four figures.
Or you can have this beautiful Heddon Coast Mnnow in green crackleback.
Not to be outdone, South Bend weighs in this week with an awesome 5-hook minnow.
I don't think I've ever seen this ABU 1560C with Box combo before. From the looks of the bidding, neither have a lot of people.
Anyone tells you that Bronson reels are cheap, point in this Invader's direction.
This creel has attracted a lot of bidder interest.
A Fly Rod size Millsite Daily Double is going crazy. Perhaps its due to Steve Lumpkin's new History of the Millsite Bait Co.
Paul Young made some pretty bamboo rods in his day!
For the VL&A collector who has everything, how about a marked VL&A underwater scuba viewer!
I keep telling you all to buy limited edition books while you can; this Dickerson biography originally sold for less than a third of what it will sell for...
2nd part of the lesson: Dennis Roberts' Mitchell book, which almost ALWAYS sells for over $400. You could have bought a case of these for $35 each...
Part the Third: Johnny Garland's Bagley Book. A couple of years ago this would have cost you $40...thus endeth the lesson.
The Woods 5-Hook Minnows may be confusing, but they sure are neat baits.
Are there any more dedicated fanatics than Hurd Supercaster collectors?
This is one oddball color on a River Runt Spook with bell hardware...
Goofy Gus doesn't look so goofy anymore...
My favorite Heddon color: Goldfish scale.
Already Lew Childre's Speed Spools are collectable, but look for them to explode in the coming years as bass tackle from the 1960s and 1970s explodes.
Bobbers are very underrated collectables and even fairly common ones like these can command good prices in nice condition.
Ah, yes, the classic Montague trade reel in the Maroon chimney box. It's a thing of beauty!
The Paw Paw Spoon Belly Wobbler is one of the most striking lures in the Paw PAw catalog.
As always, have a great weekend, and be good to each other and yourself.
-- Dr. Todd