For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Heirlooms, I'm sure we all have some. In this case I'm speaking to those related to fly fishing. There can be a variety of them that can have very impressive monetary values, especially cane rods and some of those beautiful classic reels. There are old fly boxes such as a vintage Wheatley, landing nets, and fly collections left by family members who walked in the streams years ago.
I have a few I plan to leave although they might not carry a heavy price tag they are some of the quality items I have enjoyed and will be in the family long after.
Books. The printed physical type. I have many which will be both a joy to read as well as informative. Just a note. While the publishing of printed physical books has softened over the last few years, the sales of bookcases has increased.
This is the one item that I consider to be an heirloom that's unique. Journals can be passed down to family members showing the wonderful times spent on the rivers and streams. You can give an account of those beautiful fish, and tell of the fly that managed the persuade him to make that mistake. While journals will never carry the monetary of a Leonard bamboo rod, there value to the families of the angler are priceless.