Monday, October 24, 2011


The other day, my hubby decided to finally give up his old (antique? vintage?) rusty fishing tackle box, from oh so many years ago. We opened it and he educated me on the names and functions of the goodies inside. Some were junk and others were quite fun. The fun ones I have decided to sell in my Etsy shop.

Creek Chubsucker

While perusing the Internet in search of suitable public domain background material in order to take a memorable photo of the sinkers and swivels, I came across these fish pictures that I found entrancing. 

Brook Trout 

The subtle colors, fine detail, and simplicity of them appealed to me. They are educational, yet entertaining. The names can be quite whimsical as well.

Blueback Herring

Brown Bullhead

According to the images website, BestPhotos, from where these pictures were found, these were commissioned by the Fish and Wildlife Service in the 1970s (which makes them vintage; hence the tie-in to this blog). The originals are kept at the D.C.Booth Fish Hatchery in Spearfish, South Dakota (appropriate name, don't you think?).


Now I have never been fishing , nor do I ever intend to. My take on it is that it would be boring, stinky and messy.  But I do love to eat fish and so I can appreciate these wonderful creatures in that sense.
Alligator Gar
Most of the fishing accoutrements that were the catalyst for this posting aren't quite ready for prime-time yet, as I still need to edit the photos and write the copy.  So if you are into fishing equipment, or if you like to repurpose fishing bits and pieces into another entity, like jewelry, check out my Etsy store in a few days. The hooks, lines, and sinkers will be bobbing to the surface soon.


Here are the  SINKERS, waiting for a good home...


Vagabond Carnival said...

Huh. Not familiar with these, but the Pumpkinseed looks kind of like our Bluegill or Sunfish up here. I grew up fishin' for those critters. They were dinner!

Dock fishing isn't so bad. You get to hang out on your dock and run to a proper bathroom when you need to!

WolvesAtTheDoor said...

They are fascinating, your blog is always an interesting read!! Hope you are really well!

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