I have this silly habit of always looking out for fishing tackle in mainstream media -- I have a bizarre collection of TV ads, for example, showing actors using spinning reels upside down. It's not every day, however, that you get to see a shadowbox of vintage fishing tackle in a popular mainstream movie. This was the case when I saw the following trailer at the movies this week, for the popular comedy movie 22 Jump Street, the sequel to 21 Jump Street, which in itself was a remake of an early 1990s television show.
Tremendously gifted actor (and very, very talented woodworker) Nick Offerman is best known for his character Ron Swanson on the hilarious tv show Parks & Rec. Heck, we've even featured a scene of him fishing on 1000 Words a few years back.
In this movie, he plays a police chief to the bumbling young detectives played by Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill. In his office, Deputy Chief Hardy has a shadow box filled with vintage tackle (see back left of image).
Here's a close up:
Looks like we have a Bingo and Rat-L-Trap on the left, a nice wood Bass Oreno and spin size Jitterbug, another wooden Bass Oreno and a Little George, and a couple of poppers. On the left is what appears to be a leather reel bag for a Pflueger Supreme. A nice collection!
Here's the movie trailer for 22 Jump Street, which opens this weekend.
-- Dr. Todd