Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Retro Wednesday....








Hi Everybody...
More retro fishing gear.
The top two pics were taken off of E-Bay.
They are the EXACT reels that I own, only mine work perfectly!
The open bait casting reel is a Shakespeare Triumph 1958. The one on E-Bay does not have a line leveler. Both of mine do!
The guy wants 35 Bucks for his...
These were the kind of reels that kids of my generation learned how to fish with. If you didn't keep your thumb on the line when you cast it out, chances are you would get what fisherman call a 'back-lash'.
Thats why reels like the Johnson Century became popular. All you had to do was push the button when you cast it out, and then just reel it in 'back-lash' free!!
The one on E-Bay is advertised as "Not always catches when retrieving"
HA!!! Mine still works perfectly...And once I even caught 17 pound King Salmon with it off the shore in Harrisville Michigan.
The E-Bay one is going for 30 Bucks...
Do you think mine are for sale?...HELL NO!!
In fact, the handles on the bait casting reel are NOT plastic. They are made out of the same material that old classic radios of the 30's were made out of...Bakelite!!
This ones for you Jimmy..AKA. 'Perchpike'.
Peace...!!!

18 comments:

big Jenn said...

My husband knew what they all were from the pictures. He said "cool". For me it would kinda be like you looking at pictures of shoes or something.
Happy Wednesday! jeNN

lime said...

seriously dude, open a museum. you have tons of stuff and you know all about it. retire and curate your own retro emporium.

clean and crazy said...

my dad would love these.

Serena said...

If you ever decided to sell yours, I'll bet you could get a lot more than those guys on eBay. You need to start looking for some warehouse space. Seriously!;)

Thom said...

This so reminds me of fishing with my grandfather when I was growing up. I remember those reels well :)

Shadow said...

lime said it, you should open a museum!!!

Dulce said...

I've never been fishing but know how good it feels... Today so many people talk about meditation and serenity... Well I might ask my brother in law to lend me one of those (h'es got hundreds) and sit in front of the sea and maybe even get a fish for dinner!?
:)

JennyMac said...

Ok...I knew fishing gear but was glad for additional info!

I fished once, in the Bering Sea, and caught a fish with two eyes on one side of its face. Not pretty.

buffalodick said...

Bakelite! Patented name for one of the early man-mades..I think it was phenolic- literally cast unlike today's injection molded products.. You always manage to kick off a memory!

Perchpike said...

More additions to my collection? Great! I still haven't received the old lures from your last retro fishing blog. (Patently waiting) FISH ON

Lynn said...

I swear I thought those were pencil sharpeners at first. :) Landlocked Lynn

Mona said...

Yawn...galen...what were you saying dear?...

Mama Zen said...

Don't you ever sell those, G-Man!

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

$35? That's it?! Heck! He should just send them your way! :))

Akelamalu said...

Have you got any retro shoes and handbags? LOL

S said...

Really when does the museum open?

I want to be there on opening day.

Please see my comment on Cali girls!

JihadGene said...

Dad bought us kids Zebco 202's years ago. Thanks for reminding me of those good times!

Lulda Casadaga said...

Ake...I have some bakelite bracelets! Now, if only the g-man would feature some retro accessories for us women folk! :D
Oh, by the way g...I'll show my husband your pencil sharpners..oops I mean fishing reels...so this post won't go to waste. :P