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After a decade the Fishing for History Blog has moved to www.FinAndFlame.Com -- please check there for all of the content including the Friday Funhouse! -- Dr. Todd
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The Video of the Week
Wild Trout: A Montana Fish Story is a cool video.
Wild Trout - A Montana Fish Story - Trout Unlimited - YouTube

12 Thing I Would Buy If Only I Could Afford Them
This W.D. Chapman lure is incredible.

An E.A. Pflueger frog would make any frog collector smile.

An Ed. vom Hofe 491 is a rare reel.

A C.F. Orvis 2nd model fly reel is pretty damn cool.

Welch & Graves made a cool minnow tube.

Tell me the ABC Minnow set isn't super cool.

Old Hardy Angler's Guides are always good finds.

A Deal Pack of Heddon Tigers is a rare find.

A Bagley Balsa B in a rare color is superb.

The Arbogast Tin Liz is iconic.

The Paw Paw Bullhead was a really difficult lure to make.

A Heddon River Runt in the box if always a good find.

As always, have a great weekend -- and be good to each other, and yourself.
-- Dr. Todd
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This is an interesting 1970s/early 1980s video by Jack Hargreaves on the Green Drake fly.
Vintage Fly Fishing Movie "Mayfly - Jack Hargreaves, Green Drake - Nadder - YouTube

12 Thing I Would Buy If Only I Could Afford Them
This Miller's Reversible is a superb lure, especially in the box.

They don't come rarer than this Chippendale spinning reel.

Loving this Pflueger Globe in the bOx.

This Heddon Strawberry Sport "OO" in the box is beautiful.

This Heddon Tiny Torpedo in pike scale is breaking the bank.

This CCBC Husky Musky has the Pflueger archives tag on it!

LOVE ThesePhillipson Dry Fly Specials.

You won't see many Pflueger Playfair Minnows around.

A green Penn 9MS in a late box is attracting widespread interest.

Nothing prettier than Pflueger Argyle on an Underwater Minnow.

This is a super rare Round Meisselbach Tak-A-Part.

Wow, I love this Julius vom Hofe Fly Reel.

As always, have a great weekend -- and be good to each other, and yourself.
-- Dr. Todd
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The Video of the Week
NOTE: apologies for the lack of the Funhouse last week, was busy graduating my daughter from high school!
I just finished my 10-years in the making book on glass fly rods, so they've been on my mind. I found this interview with Cameron Mortenson of the Fiberglass Manifesto blog and thought it was cool.
New Fiberglass Fly Rods vs. Rods from the 1970's - YouTube

12 Thing I Would Buy If Only I Could Afford Them
You don't see too many Frank Knill Spoons on Cards.

Whoah. This ABU 5500CDL in Teak Box is out of this world cool.
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The Video of the Week
This British news reel about fly fishing is awesome.
Fly Fishing (1955) - YouTube

12 Thing I Would Buy If Only I Could Afford Them
I have seen many, many cool Heddon items but I have never seen a Heddon Screw Driver in an envelope before!

This is an awesome oddity French Alarm Reel.

A Leonard Tournament fly rod is a perfect casting machine.

I know collectors who have waited years to find this Heddon Spoon-Y Frog Gift Box.

This is an awesome rustic looking ice decoy.
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The Video of the Week
Another old home fishing video. Love these.
moody lake fishing old 8mm home video - YouTube

12 Thing I Would Buy If Only I Could Afford Them
This bizarre English-Made Howban Reel is a wonderful find.

Tugis is an early vom Hofe A&I casting reel.

I've never seen this Shakespeare Dealer Sign before.

What's not to like about this superb Baby Vamp?

I'm personally not into contemporary ice decoys but this Rick Wirth might make me change my mind.

This Zinc Screwtail is great in the box.

Apparently there are only like three or four known of this Jointed Millsite.

This Fred Young handcarved Big-O is a beautiful lure.

You don't see this Jermyn Bros. Heinie Spinner on Card very often.

Loving this Staley-Johnson Twin Minn in the box.

I like the K&K Minnow a lot!

This big Bagley Bang-O-Lure is great.

As always, have a great weekend -- and be good to each other, and yourself.
-- Dr. Todd
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The Video of the Week
This is an awesome video of Kentucky Reels on display in Frankfort, Kentucky.
History of Fishing Reels in Kentucky - YouTube

12 Thing I Would Buy If Only I Could Afford Them
I’m liking this metabolized Pflueger Catalina..

This gold presentation Heddon 3-35 is great.

A Shakespeare 3-Hook Underwater Minnow is a beautiful lure.

An Arbogast Tin Liz Walleye is just so awesome.

A charming Charmer is always a fine find.

This Heddon Mouse in an unusual color has become very popular.

A Creek Chub #6905 Pikie is an incredible lure.

I like this Farlow Ultimate Midge 6' Fly Rod.

The Chippewa is such an iconic bait.

As a trade tackle collector I love this Congress trade minnow

A Heddon Tiger 12 Pack is a great find.

This is a superb South Bend Midget Minnow in the box.

As always, have a great weekend -- and be good to each other, and yourself.
-- Dr. Todd
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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.
HOME VIDEO: Stan Laurel Fishing ...and more - YouTube

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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