In honor of all the veterans -- including my dad and other family veterans -- we give you a couple of videos of dogs greeting returning vets. And one of kids being surprised. If you aren't moved by these videos I am not sure I want to know you. Courtesy of Mental Floss.
Things I would Buy if Only I Could Afford Them
A nice Homer Jennings fly rod is a great fishing tool.
How about a classic Allcock Coxon Aerial?
A Heddon Light Six pack is the find of the week.
The Heddon 100 in Green Crackleback is an aesthetic bait.
A Jack Welch handmade bait caster? Holy moly rocky.
Sometimes a plain lure (like this Heddon 400) can still take your breath away.
Heddon week continues with this four point Spearing Decoy.
A Walter Dingley Nova #4 is a great reel.
The Eger in the Victory box is a great beat.
Check your closet to see if this Fenwick Lunkerstick is lurking in the back.
Flourescent Yellow on a CCBC Snook Pikie is a super rare bait.
Everyone likes a Chapman bait. We'd like it better with clearer photos, though.
A Thos. J. Conroy reel is a really great Victorian winch.
If Flourescent Yellow is tough on CCBC, so is Yellow Flash.
Spain made some great reels, including this Sagarra 47.
These Bingo Humps lure molds are as rare as they get.
A Falls City No. 1 minnow bucket is a terrific find.
Ah yes. The classic vintage boat seat!
A Spiral Wind in the box is one of the nicest obscure reels around.
How about this neat Kosmic fly rod?
This is the first Bill Burgess fly dope tin I've ever seen.
A Bronson Pal is a really rare reel that doesn't come to market often at all.
That's it for this week! I'll turn it over to the weekend crew. As always, have a great weekend and be good to each other, and yourself.
-- Dr. Todd