My forthcoming article in the next NFLCC Magazine focuses on the nylon and monofilament fishing line revolution. Coinciding with this was the movement from wooden/bakelite line spools to plastic line spools. I refer to them as "Nylon" spools to differentiate them from "Monofilament" spools (mono being a single extruded filament of nylon).
I inundated poor Dudley Murphy with hundreds of photos for this article, which he had to wade through. This meant some pics had to be left out. Here are some that I wasn't able to even scan for the article:
I did take a lot of time to scan of a bunch of nylon line spools; alas, the format of the magazine required this image be scaled down. I worked hard on this so I wanted people to see how cool looking these spools could be. Here is the one for the Nylon Line Spools:
I did the same thing for monofilament spools. We don't tend to think of monofilament line spools as being collectable, but a nice accumulation of them is actually a pretty display:
Click either of the images to see them in their full color glory.
You'll have to wait a few weeks for the magazine to arrive and learn the history behind the nylon and mono line spool, but until then, enjoy looking!
-- Dr. Todd