Here's a super cool new web site from a veteran collector. Dean Smith's new "Tackle Treasures" web site deals with what he calls "smalls" -- those "gizmos, gadgets, doohickeys and paraphernalia" that we all find in the bottom of tackle boxes. And it's about time someone put together a site about these! They are awesomely cool and offer a collector everything they could possibly want, from easy to find to nearly impossible to locate.
The web site is very attractively designed and easy to navigate. It includes sections on bottles, tins, gadgets, vises, favorites, miscellaneous, and links to other sites. Of these my personal favorite is the section on vintage vises. I mean, when's the last time you've seen a collection of these? And yet they've been around since the beginning of modern angling.
This is a great web site that contains lots of things you simply won't find anywhere else. Dean is an extremely knowledgeable collector and his contribution to the corpus of fishing history knowledge is great. Bookmark the site and visit it regularly and you'll get a graduate school education in "smalls."
Tackle Treasures can be found Clicking Here or by clicking the link to the right.
-- Dr. Todd