Want to feel better? Watch erstwhile astronomer Carl Sagan's famed The Pale Blue Dot. It made me feel a lot better today.
Things I Would Buy If Only I Could Afford Them
This is one smooth Walker fly reel.
These Pflueger 2600s are coming out of the wall this week...and they are super sweet finds for the Supreme collector!
Ah, Mitchell collectors...you've got to love their passion, like the ones killing each other over this Otomatic in the box.
This Farlows fly reel is a great British export.
This 8' Thomas Bangor Special is a superb rod.
How often do you see a Pflueger Muskallonge Minnow in intact shape?
A rare Heddon 00 in the box is making the Heddon guys swoon.
Wow, this McMonies creel from Portland is really beautiful!
Gawd...this Heddon Musky Vamp is gorgeous!
An interesting set of eight ice fishing rods has attracted a lot of attention. The more I look at them the more I like them!
Heddon made some neat trade rods for Folsom Arms.
A Heddon Bob Davis fly rod lure in the box is an excellent find.
Lew Stoner made some of the best fly rods ever. His hollowbuilt rods are a dream!
An Abercrombie & Fitch model proves that tackle boxes are very cool collectables.
Winchester reels in the box are rare finds indeed.
And finally, this...a Japanese G.I. Bamboo rod kit selling for an all-time record price. These rods were featured on the last episode of PBS' Antiques Road Show. Coincidence? I think not...
As always, have a great weekend and be good to each other, and yourself.
-- Dr. Todd