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bugslinger 02-12-2013 07:32 AM

remember when....
 
... you could fish all day - alone
8 dollars bought your license and a box lunch
gas was 29.9 per gallon
the newest rod was a Orivis Golden Eagle
your waders were rubber
mono was just coming into it's own
your favorite hat was a red plaid Woolrich that matched your hunting outfit




what did I forget guys????

Rip Tide 02-12-2013 08:29 AM

Re: remember when....
 
The first license that I ever had to buy was a Maine non-resident youth.
I don't remember exactly, but I'm thinkin' it was $3.50. That was a pretty big chunk of change for a 12 year old at the time and it took a substantial bite out of my spending money.

How about this...... when was the last time that you saw a fishing vest with a zip-off creel ? They all had them at one time :icon_lol:

watson 02-12-2013 09:27 AM

Re: remember when....
 
I remember when,

Fishing reports came from friends or family.

Hatch charts were at the river or in a book.

Urban riparian corridors were open, welcoming and inviting.

learning about a new river meant you had to go there.

Figuring things out for yourself came from from experience, family, friends or by using a book.

I first got a computer and the internet was still a stretch of the imagination. ( I am sure some of you remember when the computer was a stretch of the imagination :))

Cheers,
Watson

littledavid123 02-12-2013 09:45 AM

Re: remember when....
 
I remember when fishing meant cleaning, and you had two choices for getting bait, seine or shovel.

Dave

trout trekker 02-12-2013 12:39 PM

Re: remember when....
 
remember when....

Fly lines came in oversized Shinola cans.

Aeon was a hot brand in leaders.

The Scientific Anglers Rep was also the Uncle Josh Pork Rind Rep.

Your Powell Rod Rep camped out in your shops parking lot, instead of heading to the Best Western.

A middle aged man could pay a mortgage and raise a family on his hourly wages from a fly shop.

Fly show organizers were just happy to have people show up and it was free, even the parking!

Just a few of many, TT

theboz 02-12-2013 01:39 PM

Re: remember when....
 
The Cabelas sold flys in a little box ad in the back of Field and Sream and Outdoor Life / dozen flys FREE just pay $1 shipping .

When you had a new fly rod it was made of fiberglass! Some hollow some solid.

The only Salt Water Fly Fishing organizations were local clubs in New Jersey and Rhode Island.

If you had a fly rod at Montauk they called the guys in the white coats to remove you. Now it's the norm'

At Hermans Sporting Goods ( which was considered the expensive store) thread was 10 and tinsel was 15 cents. A cape was 3 or 4 dollars and bucktail was a buck (of course)!

After wearing your Red Ball rubber chest waders and Helly Hanson rain jacket in the surf all day you smelled like wet rubber and you knew what leg muscles were!

Thompson Model A was the vise to have.

In Salt Fin-Nor was the reel to have and match that with a Fenwick 12 wt and you were the man!

And the zip on creel that Rip spoke of the good ones had a strip of metal sewn in the inside to prop them open the cheap ones were just a bag!

And I don't remember ever having clear head cement I think it was all amber colored.

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And the only fishing show was Gaddabout Gaddis the Flyong Fisherman.

newby 02-12-2013 01:57 PM

Re: remember when....
 
And here I was thinking this thread was going to be about the Alan Jackson song :D.

trout trekker 02-12-2013 02:35 PM

Re: remember when....
 
This thread needs some pictures..

Remember when…


You’d buy thread like this, from these folks.

http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/fo...read-spool.jpg


In quantities like this…..

http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/fo...ers-thread.jpg


For about the cost of a single spool of quality thread today?

TT

bugslinger 02-12-2013 04:59 PM

Re: remember when....
 
I forgot these;
if you fished a tidal basin,salt or bay you din't need a license!
Sea Robins were as abundant as Bluegills

theboz 02-12-2013 05:14 PM

Re: remember when....
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bugslinger (Post 526164)
I forgot these;
if you fished a tidal basin,salt or bay you din't need a license!
Sea Robins were as abundant as Bluegills

The Robins are still like that where I go! To many!!

---------- Post added at 06:14 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:09 PM ----------

Quote:

Originally Posted by trout trekker (Post 526119)
This thread needs some pictures..

Remember when…


You’d buy thread like this, from these folks.

http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/fo...read-spool.jpg


In quantities like this…..

http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/fo...ers-thread.jpg


For about the cost of a single spool of quality thread today?

TT

Herters was the Cabelas and Bass Pro Shop of that era! Wish the prices were the same as then!


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