vendredi 13 avril 2018

The Friday Funhouse


The Video of the Week

Growing up I was a huge Stan Laurel fan It's cool to see him fishing here in this ca. 1930 home movie.



12 Thing I Would Buy If Only I Could Afford Them

I absolutely LOVE these green splatter Paw Paw Platypus



This Agal Ambidex makes me miss my friend Ben Wright.



This is such an odd an endearing Henry Leepers Bass Lure.



This Red Flitter Heddon Punkinseed 9630 is a sweet bait.



These Winchester, Indiana made O.L. Williams Lure is cool.



The Shakespeare Whirlwind is such a primitive lure.



Magnum Torpedos are very popular in Japan.



One of my favorite lures is this Moonlight Floating Bait.



Not much of a fan of Winchester but this Wobbler is pretty cool.



These Wisconsin made Musky Suckers weigh like a pound. It's a massive musky bait!



The Live Action Frog is such a bizarre lure.



A Heddon 1931 Catalog is a glorious find.



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

-- Dr. Todd


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lundi 9 avril 2018

The Friday Funhouse


The Video of the Week

I can't get enough of these post-war home fishing movies. So nostalgic.



12 Thing I Would Buy If Only I Could Afford Them

This CCBC Musky Plunker is a sweetheart.



Literally everyone loves a Heddon Ice Decoy.



LOVE this Donaly in the box.



My favorite fly reel is this Orvis in the box.



These W&M Granger Victory rods are underrated.



INSTANT COLLECTION ALERT: A batch of 7 Centaure-Pacifics.



I dig this really coolDetroit Glass Minnow Tube.



Not going to find a nicer catalog than this 1925 Edward vom Home.



Loving this Staley-Johnson in the box.



Really like these Florida Shiners in the box.



Nothing hotter than thePaw Paw Platypus.



Your miscellaneous bait of the week is this Herrington Bag-o-Mad.



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

-- Dr. Todd


from Fishing for History: The History of Fishing and Fishing Tackle http://fishinghistory.blogspot.com/2018/04/the-friday-funhouse.html

vendredi 30 mars 2018

The Friday Funhouse


The Video of the Week

This video on tournament/pendulum casting shows you just what a beast these big lead slingers are.



12 Thing I Would Buy If Only I Could Afford Them

This Heddon 150 in the Wood Box is a centerpiece.



Another great classic is this Miller's Reversible.



An S.E. Bogdan #0 is a modern masterpiece.



A Heddon Punkinseed in Orange Shore Minnow is a sweet find.



A Top 10 Bucket List Reel is the originalOrvis Fly Reel



Phillipson Peerless Fly Rods are overlooked gems.



A large Heddon Coast Minnow doesn't come up for sale often.



One of my favorite lures is this Arbogast Tin Liz Pike



An 8'6" Shakespeare Wonderod is a perfect bass fly rod.



Loving this CCBC Wagtail Chub.



An Ocean City Long Key is an underrated big game reel/



You don't see too many Shakespeare-made South Bend #2500 reels.



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

-- Dr. Todd


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vendredi 23 mars 2018

The Friday Funhouse


The Video of the Week

It sure was fun when antique tackle ended up on the Antiques Road Show!



12 Thing I Would Buy If Only I Could Afford Them

Who doesn't like an Edward vom Home #521?



An amazing TruLine Big Game Rod is incredible.



Is there a more classy looking bait than the Heddon Spin Diver?



The intro CCBC WIggler and Box is a bucket list bait for many collectors.



Yowza this uncatalogued Bug-N-Bass is going crazy.



A Keeling Flapper Minnow in the box is lovely.



A Heddon 1910 Underwater Minnow #151 in the box makes my heart flutter.



People go crazy for these Winchester Underwater Minnows.



The Florida Shineris a classic bait.



This Abbey & Imbrie Trade Minnow many be my favorite thing going right now.



A Jim Donald in the box has everything you'd want.



A&F Trade Reels are really fun to collect.



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

-- Dr. Todd


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vendredi 16 mars 2018

The Friday Funhouse


The Video of the Week

This is a neat little video on Australian fishing reels.


12 Thing I Would Buy If Only I Could Afford Them

It’s Heddon 4-18 week, apparently, with two of these rare beauties going head-to-head.



The Arbogast Tin Liz Snake is an iconic lure.



Well, this Flying Helgramite is sure a rare lure.



I’ve always been a sucker for theCCBC Gar.



The Heddon Great Vamp is a big chunk of wood.



Pflueger Underwater Minnows are underrated collectables.



A Hardy Altex will make some spinning reel collector happy.



Lots of debate over this Possible Friend Pardee Minnow since it showed up on Joe’s Board.



Here’s a Heddon lure you don’t see much: the Shrimpy Spook.



This Heddon Mark IV glass fly rod is a high quality rod.



A twelve pack of Kroker Frog Harnesses is a nice Minnesota find.



A Heddon 740 Punkinseed in the box is always a nice find.



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

-- Dr. Todd


from Fishing for History: The History of Fishing and Fishing Tackle http://fishinghistory.blogspot.com/2018/03/the-friday-funhouse_16.html
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