A couple of months ago I profiled a 5000 year old "field find" from my friend Jeff Hatton, the Colorado rodsmith. Curiosity being what it is, Jeff has a friend of his run the mummy through an x-ray machine. A couple of things; first, it definitively is a fish. Second, it appears likely is is a member of the catfish family. A superb find (it was formerly part of a University museum) and it will become a permanent part of the traveling rod how for which Hatton is renowned.
-- Dr. Todd