Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Retro Wednesday....










In 1947, The Wright & McGill fishing lure company started making split bamboo fly fishing rods.
These are mostly hand-made and are quite expensive. The first 2 pics were taken off of a web site that sells vintage rods. Of course they are in pristine condition, and it has the original tube. It sold for $925.00!!
I have the same rod, and the original tube. The only difference is that this was my Grandpa's
Rod, and he used it until about 1960. He then got a new fly rod, and gave his old one to me. Between the both of us we have caught HUNDREDS of fish with this beautiful fly-rod...
It will NEVER be sold!!!

12 comments:

lime said...

BINGO!

lime said...

and that really is something you should never part with indeed. i bet it has a lot of great memories that go with it. makes me smile to think about it.

barman said...

Some things are worth more than money. Good memories certainly fall into that category. As a matter of fact, mid winter when everyone is going stir crazy, I think you take that rod out in your mind and add to that total number of fish landed.

Good times, good memories and retro Wednesdays. Who could ask for more?

Missy said...

Galen zinc is good for colds as well as a 1000mg of vitamin C. I would suggest swigging some honey with vinegar but I don't think you'd do it.

Rest, get well.

If you sold your grandpas fishing rod even though you now own it for money, i'd be very disappointed with you. I know though that you hold on to everything so that isn't going to happen now is it

Take care

buffalodick said...

Collectors love to get their hands on fishing rods like that!

Serena said...

Fishing. Huh. I expect you'll pass that rod down to Reese one of these days. Hope you're feeling better this morning.:)

S said...

That is so cool! What sort of fish didja catch?

I came over to eat some velveeta with you since all we have in snobby brie!

:P

Strumpet said...

Heh.

Heh. Heh.

You said, 'vintage rods.'

And Barman said, 'I think you take that rod out in your mind and add to that total number of fish landed.'

Smiling is good medicine.

Get well.

xox, G-ster-liciousness

SignGurl said...

That is awesome! Nothing is more valuable than a Grandpa's fly rod or gun.

G-Man said...

Thanks Trini..And congratulations on the Bingo!!

One could ask for nothing Bryan!
Thanks for that great thought..

Melissa Dear, thanks for your soothing words and advice..:-)

You bet they do Buff...

Sherry...
I'm feeling very crappy.
And I've been super busy..
I need a vacation!!!
xox

Susie...
Thats a bit cheesy!!

Strumpet..
hehehe..Welcome back..:p

Hey...
Thats a GREAT idea for next week Jenn, he did leave me his old 12 guage...Thanks!!

Evening said...

Awwww, I love that you have your grandpa's old pole and that you used it too. My family treasures stuff like that. My husband and I have several family "heirlooms" which are really not of much value to anyone but us.
xo

Evening said...

Awwww, I love that you have your grandpa's old pole and that you used it too. My family treasures stuff like that. My husband and I have several family "heirlooms" which are really not of much value to anyone but us.
xo