Must be a lot of history buffs out there or maybe a lot of old farts that, like me, like to reminisce.
Ditz, maybe a bit of both!
As I get older, I find this type of post & the old items that I remember as a kid, very interesting. It may be a way to get back to a better, or happier or easier time for many of us as we look at such items. I remember some of these products advertised in magazines as I grew up.
I'm sure much of these things we all took for granted, and now they're simply part of history. It's such a shame that flies such as have been posted here are no longer made. It's like a craft has been lost, even though we all tie flies ourselves and could probably reproduce most such flies. Still, it's not the same.
I wish I could go back to when I was 13 & start my life over, knowing then what I know now.