All I need now is a few more rods...

Discussion in 'Fishing' started by Hoosier Daddy, Aug 16, 2014.

  1. Hoosier Daddy

    Hoosier Daddy Active Member

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    A friend of ours lost her Father a while back. When the DW went there to visit, she sent home a box with some of her Dad's "old fishing stuff" because she knew I fly fished.
    DANG!

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    7 closed face casting reels, 4 being old Johnsons and what looks to be the nicest quality Zebco I have ever seen.
    4 open face spinning reels. One little micro with it's box showing a $56 price tag, that was assembled wrong and didn't work. BUT the manual was in the box and I cleaned, lubed, and reassembled properly and it's now 6 ball bearing smooooooth.
    4 fly reels, one being an old South Bend auto-winder with box and instructions.
    Even an 50's vintage stainless Humphery 3A! [:D]
    Along with that more fly tying equipment for my hobby... 3 vices, bobbins, tweezers, a half dozen pair of scissors, and more tools.
    Plus enough line to last me quite a while ranging from 2 lbs leader up to 40 lbs test braided.

    Cleaning and lubing these all up ought to keep be busy for a while. Now to hit up some garage sales for a few old rods.
     
  2. jeanmariemc

    jeanmariemc New Member

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    I don't fish so have no idea what all that is but I do understand a jackpot. I'm sure her dad would love that they went to someone who appreciates them!
     
  3. LjohnSaw

    LjohnSaw So many fish, so little time...

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    One word - Sweet! [:D]
     
  4. GMD

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    Very nice! You are fortunate to have a friend that is thinking of you. She knew you would use and take care of it. So every time you cast a line in the water for the first time, it's for the friend and her father.
     
  5. Hoosier Daddy

    Hoosier Daddy Active Member

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    Karma is good to me, I had just passed forward my Step-Dads Jennings 25th anniversary compound bow to the DSIL. [;)]
     
  6. campfreak

    campfreak Active Member

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    What happened to all his rods? A lot of these reels are perfect kid reels, too. Take some kids fishing, or maybe donate some to an organization that does.
     
  7. Hoosier Daddy

    Hoosier Daddy Active Member

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    You're on it ... With 5 grandkids they'll get good use!
     
  8. BarbaraFaith

    BarbaraFaith New Member

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    Nice score. I bet she was glad someone could us it. I bet he'll be looking down upon you as you fish.
     

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