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Old Fly Gear
Posted 20 February 2005 - 06:14 PM
I figure 50's era. There's a J.W. Young Beaudex, a Wheatley-Kilroy fly box/wallet and a whack of wet flys. There's were some nice ones that I'm gonna tie up! I feel I don't use wets enough.
One thing, what's up with the snells? and how did they catch trout using those cables for tippets?
Posted 20 February 2005 - 08:19 PM
I was at the TO show as well.... I found it disappointing, especially fly-fishing wise; how about you?
Posted 20 February 2005 - 09:58 PM
The rig floats are pill shaped hard styrofoam and make great indicators. I got a pack of them in red/white!!
Posted 21 February 2005 - 12:29 PM
Posted 21 February 2005 - 04:56 PM
Old Wheatley is nice and the Wallet might be older than you think.
Now you need an old Boo to refinish, a fedora, an old cane creel and a flask.
I don't know if we have the time for horsehair leaders and Silk fly lines in the graphite age. Hard to believe they fished with some of the old gear. Some of the old stuff is pretty interesting.( The Sportfishing Museum in Vancouver is must see for "finatics"
The show was a disappointment for me as well. The fly stuff was spread out and hard to find.( I never did find the guy with the books) I did not see a place to try out rods etc. I did get to meet a few "Web Friends", nice to put a face to a name.
I guess the Walton show will be a better bet.
will sell my fishing gear for what I said I paid for it.
-- Koos Brandt
Posted 21 February 2005 - 06:11 PM
Posted 21 February 2005 - 06:50 PM
Ok, I know alot of troutflies used to have the tippet pretied in. So you just tied that onto your leader. I have a few flies like that myself. Kind of odd, but how some places sold them. Guess it made guessing the tippet easy. LOL
Depending on the age, you could even want to head back to a Greenheart rod. I actually have an old Greenheart double handed salmon rod from 1860. Pretty cool and SUPER heavy. Sheesh. Talk about them being men to cast them. Just the rod weighs a few pounds. Add reel and the old lines, OMG would be a ton.
Posted 22 February 2005 - 07:39 AM
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