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You know your old when, 

 

When you walk in a antique shop and your very first good quality fishing tackle is in it for sale. And it's double the cost when it was brand new. The worst part is you still have it and use it too. You just can't let anything go. I purchased this fishing equipment when I received my very first income tax check. I purchased D.A.M. QUICK spinning reels and Garcia 5 star rods. Back in 1973. I purchased a new truck, with the fishing tackle and put 20k miles on that truck fishing every weekend the whole summer. I miss those days when nothing else mattered but fishing.

 

what reminds you of your age when it's a antique now..? Memories?

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The resurgence of the do-nothing rig reminds me of my age. That was big when I was getting into bass fishing. Until recently I was using a vintage 1983 Daiwa Procaster PMF1000 Magforce reel with the push button spool release. They sent me replacement parts free three times. The last time I got into it to fix, it fell apart so completely that it was no use trying to salvage.

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I have a older Mitchell spinning reel on a Garcia two star rod. This was my first bass rod. A six foot medium action rod. I still have it today a have a Mitchell 306 and a Mitchell 300 spinning reels. I have a museum. Older baits too. For some reason the early plastic lures attract me too. 

 

I have the old telescopic steel fishing poles too. With the very first fishing line in black thread on their orginal spools. With the old metal baitcaster with them. If the guys who fished with these could see these now what were using.

22 minutes ago, the reel ess said:

The resurgence of the do-nothing rig reminds me of my age. That was big when I was getting into bass fishing. Until recently I was using a vintage 1983 Daiwa Procaster PMF1000 Magforce reel with the push button spool release. They sent me replacement parts free three times. The last time I got into it to fix, it fell apart so completely that it was no use trying to salvage.

I purchased probably the last of the old but brand new Shakespeare's baitcaster. I have a few new ones but some wornout reels too.

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My first quality gear was a Mitchell 300 on a brown Garcia Conolon 6'6" rod. Christmas 1970.  Couldn't wait to spool it up with blue Trilene that came in the twin spool pack.

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Anytime I look at my 50 yr old Johnson Century 100b spin casting reel. 

 

 

 

Mike

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1 hour ago, Mike L said:

Anytime I look at my 50 yr old Johnson Century 100b spin casting reel. 

 

 

 

Mike

 

This was actually my first reel coupled with a Garcia Kingfisher rod handed down by my dad. I was probably 8 or 9 and incidentally it was a Christmas present, too.  I didn't care that it was used.  It made me feel very grown up.

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12 minutes ago, pondbassin101 said:

I'm far from old :D

 

Then buy lots of tackle so you can reminisce 40 years from now.

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Technically antique fishing tackle is 1939 and earlier, vintage being 1940 or newer.

So I am not an antique and nothing I bought new is. My 1st new reel was a Lagley 330 Lure Cast with Ashaway Dacron line recommended by Jason Lucas with a Conolin hollow fiberglass rod before Garcia purchased the company. Still have the reel, the rod is long gone. I remember when monofilament fishing line became availble in the early 50's and my 1st Ambassador 500 free spool reel, still have that reel. First bass boat was a Astroglass with Shakespeare trolling motor, Mark 55 Merc engine in the late 60's.

with the older knuckle buster reels your thumb was essential to control casting and was the drag for fish. You would get your hand turning backwards when a big bass struck a lure and thumb burns trying to stop the bass from getting into cover.

Tom

 

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47 minutes ago, The Bassman said:

 

Then buy lots of tackle so you can reminisce 40 years from now.

Eh too broke and its really hard to get hired at my age

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When your buddy catches 3 fish while your peeing off the back of the boat 😭

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When I went to the new Bass Pro Shop museum and they had a satin Ranger boat jacket on display.I wore one in High School.

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37 minutes ago, NHBull said:

When your buddy catches 3 fish while you're peeing on your shoes  😭

LOL ~ Fixed that one for you . . .

:smiley:

A-Jay

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5 hours ago, bigbill said:

I still have it today a have a Mitchell 306 and a Mitchell 300 spinning reels.

I have one of each as well. They were my fathers and I inherited them when he died.

 

He was always so proud of the 300. "Your grandfather bought this reel for me in 1973 at J.M Field."

 

It's tough for me to fish with. I like to bring it out and reminisce, but am always so worried I am going to lose/break it (and the ancient rod it's on) if I put any real use on it. For now it has a front and center place on my rod holder along with his quantum ex 500 on a early 90's berkley lightning rod.

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You know your old when: 

You you can't trust a fart.:o

You wake up twice to pee at night.:ph34r:

You GO to the garage at 10:00PM, and when you get there, you have no clue!:angry:

Its just wonderful getting old!  Lol:rolleyes:

 

By the way, I have a 1964 Mitchell 300, my first serious fishing reel.:lol:

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The fact I can't do things on a mountain bike today

that were crazy simple back then.

 

The fact that I can't lose weight anymore by merely

thinking about it. My wife hated that, LOL.

 

Fishing stuff? Perhaps that I got most of my Dad's old

tackle boxes and gear. The smell of that stuff when I

open one of the boxes reminds me of childhood fishing

memories big-time.

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Caught a couple fish on one of my dads old rods last saturday. I fish one of his reels often too. 80s vintage. Made me think that I was usually with him on the trips when he used them. I have his tacklebox too , and its got some old cool stuff in it.

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"You just can't let anything go."

 

I still have my first two rods and reels. They're casting setups from the '50s. Magnets will stick to the rods and the braid is probably still good.

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5 hours ago, Mike L said:

Anytime I look at my 50 yr old Johnson Century 100b spin casting

I gave three of those to an older gentleman .Thats all he used . He reversed the spools and put them upside down on fly rods .

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I have my Grandfathers metal fishing rods and open face reels still spooled up cloth line in different colors for different depths.  I also have the green Zebco 202 my Grandfather gave to me when he took me to Canada (Lac LaRonge) on my first real fishing trip.  Caught an 18lb pike on that rod/reel (red/white daredevil spoon) and multiple 8lb walleye (white hair jigs).  I still have the "slides" and projector from him and the memories of shore lunch in the Canadian wilderness.  

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I also have a 1920 shakespeare wondereel that my great aunt snagged while fishing off a pier in st augustine in the late 70s. Got it cleaned up and now it sits on the windowsill in my office. Reminds me of her and all those family fishing trips we took. I saw her catch a 3 POUND croaker off that same pier . Biggest one Ive ever seen.

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You know you're old when...... wait. What are we talking about again?

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You know your old when  you have a box full of lake maps .

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When your best depth finder is a crankbait.

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Hmmmmmmmm....memories...thanks.  Can remember riding my bike over 50 years ago three miles to this farm pond.  Someone showed me a plastic worm and even gave me one....caught a bass too.  Rode home fast on my Schwin and cut the legs off my motor oil lizards to make worms and rode back the next day.  Destroyed them!!!

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