Friday, February 16, 2018

The Friday Funhouse


The Video of the Week

If you don't know Andy Foster -- former president of ORCA -- watch this video as he gives a great overview of antique fishing reels.


12 Thing I Would Buy If Only I Could Afford Them

Holy moly are these two Tuna Jigs blowing up!



This is a really intricately engraved Winchester #2644 Reel.



This is another great Heddon 150.



This Heddon #900 in the box is driving the Heddon folks wild.



Storm Wiggle Warts are just plain hot right now.



I really love the Green Crackleback color especially on a Heddon River Runt.


A mint Penn Model 249 is a great find.



A Hildebrandt dealer display case is superb.



An early Pflueger Medalist #1392 is an iconic fly reel
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This Doug English Advertising Lure is incredible -- Doug gave them out every Christmas to friends and clients.



This CCBC Wagtail Chub is a nice find.



You don't see these Martin Triple Jointed Salmon Lures very often.



As always, have a great weekend -- and be good to each other, and yourself.

-- Dr. Todd

Friday, February 9, 2018

The Friday Funhouse


The Video of the Week

If you've never been introduced to Lee Sisson, you need to check out this short video to learn how he impacted Bagley Baits.


12 Thing I Would Buy If Only I Could Afford Them

This is a BEAST of a Heddon Muky Lure.

I've seen a lot of Bear Creek decoys growing up in Northern Minnesota but I don't know if I've seen any that were this popular!

A Gold Ambassadeur 5500C is a great find!

This early wood minnow (possibly Woods?) has gotten a lot of interest.

I've always felt the Shakespeare underwater minnows like this Kazoo 3-Hook were greatly underrated.

You won't find a nicer Horton Meek #5 combo than this one!

English made baits are always fun to collect and this old Devon is no exception.

This Don Musso Needlefish is a rare example of saltwater lure craftsmanship.

Several things I like about this Zangi 3V. First, its a classic Italian spinning reel. Second, its in a Taico box -- a company best known for cheap Japanese imports. The American Import Co. (TAICO) did in fact import tackle from around the globe, not just Japan.

An old brass clamp reel is a classic early 19th century fishing reel. Kudos to the artistic photo!

Collectors need to recognize that these Hetzel Tuna Jigs are very collectable.

Give some love to this Central Wisconsin Bon-Net Musky Bait


As always, have a great weekend -- and be good to each other, and yourself.

-- Dr. Todd

Friday, February 2, 2018

The Friday Funhouse


The Video of the Week

Some of you may have seen the ABU Garcia documentary, but if you haven't, sit back and enjoy. It really its great!



12 Thing I Would Buy If Only I Could Afford Them

Once or twice a year do you get a lure like this Heddon 150 that goes insane. Very possible it will go to five figures!



This Edward vom Hofe #360 is really rare. Could use a cleaning though!



Well, you have a better chance of being struck by lightning then finding a Charles F. Murphy fly rod.



A Heddon 100 in Black Aluminum is a striking bait.



Holy moly does this CCBC Wiggler in Black and White Spot look pretty!



Storm baits are super hot and this Wiggle Wart is leading the way.



You simply won't find a better hand-made reel thana Jack Welch.


The Thoren Minnow Chaser is an iconic bait.



My vote for one of the most underrated collectible lures would be Smithwick, and this xxx is so cool and rare.



Be honest, have you ever heard of a Boris Flipper lure?



Love this Lash Master reel in the box!



Man, do I like this conical shaped minnow bucket!



As always, have a great weekend -- and be good to each other, and yourself.

-- Dr. Todd