Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Garage and Basement Shopping
The other day while picking and sorting and throwing away I came upon this plastic tote with some interesting stuff. They were items I knew I had but haven't seen them in years.
The pattern book by Jack Gartside. The book was purchased at one of the fly fishing shows and was signed by Jack. The man was quite a tyer of both fresh and salt water flies and is responsible for hundreds of patterns. A Boston "cabbie" and purveyor of his own fly tying materials by walking the road sides around Boston. His most famous photo, I believe was of him on a floating giraffe with a fly rod and fishing for stripers. This photo was on the cover of "Salt Water Sportsman"
A article on fishing streamers taken from a 1936 Field and Stream magazine.
It's a good article and well done. On another page is an ad for Bristol Fishing Tackle. The company was located in Bristol, Connecticut. They sold bamboo fly rods and fly reels along with fly lines. Check the prices.
I also came across these streamers. They are a few of my early attempts. At that time I didn't give them names. I guess they will be known as unnamed streamer 1 and 2.
Digging around in old boxes in the cellar and garage can be like buying stuff all over again.