Gotta love the neighbor's wife

Discussion in 'Bamboo, Fiberglass & Classic Reels' started by KB2, Jun 8, 2013.

  1. KB2 Active Member

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    Eastern WA
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    Neighbors wife called me over, said her dad left her some old fishing stuff and wanted to know if I was interested. Gave her 50 bucks and she was happy, here is the stuff I got.




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  2. Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Columbia Basin
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    Nice score!
  3. bitterroot Love vintage graphite!

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    Love that creel!!!
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  4. Steve Call Active Member

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    Wetside, WA
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    I grew up with creels like that and used them regularly. Don't know whatever happened them.........
  5. zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    Moses Lake, WA
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    I like it and need to move to the town you live in.
  6. Salmo_g Active Member

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    I was going to say I think one of the Ten Commandments has something to say about loving the neighbor's wife, but I see that you meant it in a different way. Looks like she got a good deal. Well, maybe you did too. Old wicker creels in good condition are just about impossible to find.

  7. speyfisher Active Member

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    State of Jefferson U.S.A.
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    They get made into lamps, along with all the other stuff he got. :) On the look out for an old boo or glass rod. Bet he'll be frequenting the thrift shops regularly now. :D
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  8. Steve Call Active Member

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    Wetside, WA
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    Yeah, I've seen those lamps... What a waste.
  9. ray@montanariverlodge Member

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    Love that old stuff, I used my dad's creel just like it as a kid. I've got a couple creels like that in my Montana lodge. I just found an old Hardy bamboo rod that will go into a showcase (after a few trout check it out).
  10. Dipnet aka Tim Hartman

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    Silverdale, WA
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    Wow! You're really taking me back!

    I remember the old man having a black Martin automatic even tho' I can't remember him ever fly fishing. In my memory he was always still-fishing bait or tossin' bass plugs next to the lily pads.

    And I really remember those Pflueger sliding split shot tins! I also can recall the old 2 1/2 h.p. Elgin we had where you had to wrap the separate rope starter cord around the plate on the motor top!

    Thanks for the trip down memory lane!! :)