Friday, December 12, 2008

Friday Funhouse

The Friday Funhouse

Video of the Week

Oversized claws? Check. Ability to turn that claw into a deadly weapon? Check. Ability to create weaponized sonic waves that disrupt submarine communications and bubbles as hot as the sun to kill prey? Check. Folks, your Shrimp Cocktail is angry and looking for payback.

Things I Would Buy If Only I Could Afford Them

Wow. An H.L. Leonard Bi-Metal fly reel is a wonderful way to lead off the Funhouse this week.

An Abbey & Imbrie Silver Lake fly rod is a nice later offering from when the firm was owned by Horrocks-Ibbotson.

These Neptune Bait Co. lures come to market every couple of years on dealer cards, but are always an attractive set.

This Winchester Split Shot tin is a very nice tin indeed.

A very old automatic fly reel--Yawman & Erbe to be exact--is always a nice find.

A very old Abbey & Imbrie stop latch reel would make someone a fine Christmas Present.

3 old fish spears for one bid means someone's den wall is going to be looking sweet very soon.

H.D. Folsom Arms sold some very neat (and somewhat mysterious) fly rods in their long history.

This fabulous E. Vom Hofe salmon reel was retailed by the Boston store of H.C. Litchfield & Co.

Instant Collection Alert: 22 pieces of Joseph Pepper metal.

How about a Horrocks-Ibbotson gaff hook in the box?

A Lyle Dickerson split bamboo rod is a work of art.

Creek Chub Bait Co. #100 Wigglers in intro boxes don't come around often at all in any condition.

Someone REALLY wants this Gladding Donegal 45 lb. line spool.

Charmers are sure charming baits.

A spinner marked "The Newell Co., Ogdensburg, N.Y." is a very rare piece of old New York metal.

This is a really neat Chicago leather tackle box known as The Knickerbocker.

This is a neat Heddon Chief Do-Wa-Gi-Ac casting reel in the box.

This a neat Dam Quick Microlite ultra lite spinning reel was one of the best of its kind when it came out.

As always, have a safe and happy weekend, and be good to each other, and yourself.

-- Dr. Todd

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