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  1. #21
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    Default Re: It's Time for a Fun Thread!

    Now I'm into the pictures...………………..

    What about Wet Fly Wallets? The Orvis is from 1992, the big black leather is at least 1940's vintage and the red I have no idea.



    Both the black and red are multiple page cotton felt and the Orvis is fleece lined.


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

    My first vice was the Herter's #9 kit at the bottom left corner of this page
    I still have have most of it as well as the fly tier's tray to it's right.

    A few streamer wallets too. Only one of which that I use

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

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    Funny you bring up fly wallets, I still use these two to put tarpon flies in while I'm fishing. One is for reject flies that I don't care about losing when we're fishing in the tiny Mangrove choked creeks. The other one is for used or clipped off flies so I can rinse them off, dry them, and put them back in the box. It's easy to rinse off the fleece and have it ready for the next day. I originally got these in the early 80s for steelhead flies.

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

    I wish I would have kept the clamp that came with my fly tying kit, it wasn't really what we would call a vice today. It was one of those stamped then formed metal Sunrise India that came with kits. When I got a Sunrise with the thumb screw jaw I thought I was styling. Then it was on to a Thompson model A and I gave my old ones to people just beginning. From the A I went to the Renzetti and the T 360. I don't have any of the originals but did give them all away.

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    This seems to be another one of these, "buy quality gear if you are going to use it often" threads. That is pretty impressive service from a tent Ard. Worth whatever you paid for it since you didn't need to buy a new tent every couple years.

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

    Hey Dewayne,

    It's open season, tents, rods reels, whatever you have that has lasted you a decade or 2...……...

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

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    It would be blasphemous to post pics of my good gear on this forum. A couple Swiss made baitcasters for chucking pike and musky hardware is the only good gear I bought long ago. Almost all of my fly gear is five years old or less.

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    Vintage camping gear?

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    That's a 1929 Coleman LZ327 lantern. I was into restoring old Colemans for a while and have a fun collection from the 1920's up to current models.

    Tight lines,
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    At the southern tip of Lake Champlain

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    Those are very cool Bob. I am thinking I have probably never seen a Coleman lantern older than the 1960's. I assume the knob on your lantern is updated? If so, is it otherwise vintage? How do they work compared to a newer lantern?

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    No pics, but I've got a 40 year old Swiss Army Knife (Explorer model; gift for my 13th birthday), 28 year old Silva Ranger compass (the old Silvas, still made in Sweden), and a 25 year old Grohmann #1 Original Knife. All of that still going strong.

    The vintage fly tackle I've got is a JW Young 1530 reel and a Scientific Anglers System 11 reel (basically a Hardy Marquis), plus a couple of old Perrine aluminum fly boxes.

    Scott

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