It's that time of year, oh collector fans! It's time for Lang's Spring Auction! And a more anticipated moment is hardly seen on the calendar. Let me tell you, this auction is absolutely LOADED. Doesn't matter what you collect -- reels, rods, lures, flies, ephemera -- there is a Wowser in there for everyone. I honestly could have done Top 10 for every category, and even within them, a Top 10 for subcategories (Fly Reels, Creek Chubs, etc.). Just amazing stuff.
So here is my anticipated Top 10 Items from Lang's I Wish I Could Buy…
Of course I'd pick the only known Keeling 5-Hook Musky Minnow. Who wouldn't?
While there are LOTS of great reels, my favorite may be this Bogdan Baby Trout reel.
I love this Ogden Smith presentation set in the wooden box.
Lang's has the greatest accumulation of Gary Howells fly rods I've ever seen in this auction. They are INCREDIBLE.
They also have an incredible set of Dickerson fly rods.
This card of Weber Salmon flies is just gorgeous.
You will not find a rarer set of line spools than these CCBC Black Chubs.
Nothing better in the frog world than the Hosmer Mechanical in the box.
A Hibbard trade minnow is an OVB (Our Very Best).
A VIM trade minnow is a Veribest. Don't confuse the two.
Here is a link to both days' auction catalogs at LiveAuctioneers. Love the new layout, too!
-- Dr. Todd