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    Default Re: It's Time for a Fun Thread!

    Now that's vintage Rip Tide!

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    Ard, react thread. This brings me back to my earlier days when I bought some decent camping equipment so I could go wilderness camping in relative comfort and safety. I still have some of my old stuff and will post pictures shortly when I get them in the right format. I still have an old Moss Little Dipper tent for instance, and an Optimus 111B stove. I do not know about the rest of you, but camping was my ticket to good fishing water on a budget. I could not afford the lodges but with a decent tent, a royalex canoe, and a bit of sweat equity I could get places that other people were paying top dollar to fish. SR

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    That's how I was able to see the country buddy the travel left me with memories galore

    Anywhere can be the land of great expectations, broken dreams, or paradise found, it's all up to you.

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    I should probably take a picture of my vintage Coleman lantern collection.
    Talk about hoarding

    Here's something that you don't see every day
    Back when Fly Fisherman magazine (apparently) didn't give a flyin' fart about C&R they'd send you a creel with your magazine subscription.
    C. 1978, maybe


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    The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements. --- Horace Kephart

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    I'm thinking that you may have more old gear than most of us

    Anywhere can be the land of great expectations, broken dreams, or paradise found, it's all up to you.

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    Well, my well known preference is for contemporary, low mass, advanced graphite rods. But one must have historical perspective. I've never fished these rods and they are before my time but here is a brace of tubular steel rods. The lower one is a telescoper and both feature agate guides.

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    I may have posted this before, but here is my first fly rod, c late 1960s. It is a Heddon Pal Pro Weight, 8' 7wt, glass, downlocking reel-seat, original fiber tube and sock. And yes, that is an automatic reel with it; a South Bend Oreno-matic.

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    "As no man is born an artist, so no man is born an angler" ...Izaak Walton

    "Nothing is as bad as something that is not so bad"...Sr. Percival Blakeney, aka The Scarlet Pimpernel

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    1) South Bend 359-9
    2) H-I Governor
    3) Fenwick FF79

    The Fenwick is my regular everyday go-to trout rod

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    The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements. --- Horace Kephart

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    Everything in the photo is vintage: rod is a 2002 Greys Platinum X, reel Hardy Viscount LA 7/8, pack is first generation Filson foul weather vest circa 2001, Waders are LL Bean Wicked Tough breathables. Fisherman was at the time an antique at 52



    Casting to salmon as they traveled the coast toward the Kenai River Alaska. You could see them in the waves as they curled near shore, probably the most exciting Salt fishing I've done since moving here. I still have the Filson pack vest but the rod was FUBAR-ed by a King in 2007. Still use the reel, the waders were done in 2011 and my hair is now gray.

    Anywhere can be the land of great expectations, broken dreams, or paradise found, it's all up to you.

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    This is my D.H. Thompson 360-A vise circa 1991 they are full rotary and I use it today as my tube fly tying vise.



    The adjustable head makes it perfect for tubes, I clamp a Pro Tube mandrel in it and away I go.



    I bought that at the Cortland Outlet store in Cortland NY. for 40 dollars in 1994, at the time I didn't know what I'd use it for but it seemed to be a good deal. I already had a Renzetti Traveler but the Thompson was too good to pass up. Now 25 years later it sees use every year.

    Here it is with the tube pin mandrel in the jaws. I was so glad I had this when I discovered tubes a few years back


    Anywhere can be the land of great expectations, broken dreams, or paradise found, it's all up to you.

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