Filed under: Angling, The Great Outdoors | Tags: Abercrombie and Fitch, fishing, fly fishing, outfitter
I picked up this great old catalog from Abercrombie and Fitch at a used book store a little while ago. Originally published in 1968, back when Abercrombie was an actual outdoors outfitter and did more then sell teenagers questionable clothing. The catalog contains not just fly and spin fishing gear but everything the fisherman would need for a multi-day expedition into the wild.
If this catalog was published today I might have to buy “E” in the picture below, the electric wading boot dryer.
If you are interested in the rest of what I have scanned, you can check them out here.
Filed under: Bicycles
Went for a winter ride with my brother a few weeks back. We rode the woods of our formative years, the trails we learned how to ride on and which we know by memory. It was good to breath deeply some winter air and to loosen the legs muscles, for spring is just around the corner and there will be more riding to do. One shouldn’t wait for spring to get back into the saddle.
Filed under: Angling, Fly Fishing, Friends | Tags: Hardy, House of Hardy, Moldy Chum, Vintage Fly Fishing
Came across these House of Hardy cataloge covers from one of my daily reads today. Total re-post rip off here but I couldn’t help it, these covers are just so nice. Every once and awhile MoldyChum posts some great vintage fly fishing finds. More on Hardy, one of the most venerable names in fly fishing, can be read here.
I love the last cover from 76, it definitely has a Whole Earth Catalog feeling to it. A few more can be found here.