The Big Little Book of Fishing
February 15, 2012, 9:29 pm
Filed under: Angling, The Great Outdoors | Tags: , , ,

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.


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what a fantastic collection of useful stuff, what happened to thermos’ anyway? We used to take our hot tea in them all the time! great waders!. c

Comment by ceciliag

My hubby would love to purchase one of everything.
🙂 Mandy

Comment by thecompletecookbook

I’ve looked for old A&F publications and I can’t find anything. I’m really interested in what their original lines of clothing and gear looked like. Have you come across anything? Checking out the rest of your scans now. Very cool man.

Comment by Rhon

This has nothing to do with fishing, but I saw this NYT story today and it made me think of some of your previous posts:

“Van Barfoot, Medal of Honor Recipient, Dies at 92”

From the article:
“All my life, from childhood to now, I have been able to fly the flag,” The Washington Post quoted Colonel Barfoot as telling supporters when he won his campaign to keep his flagpole. “In the time I have left, I plan to continue to fly the American flag without interference.”

As his daughter told it on Saturday: “Every day he got up at 6 a.m. and raised the flag, and every day at 5 p.m. he took it down.”

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/05/us/van-barfoot-medal-of-honor-recipient-dies-at-92.html?hpw

I hope that you and your family are doing well. Thanks for sharing your voice and your .02 with the rest of us.


Comment by Jonathan Schlesinger


Thanks for the link to the story, sounded like a great man. He lived not to far from where I live currently. And thanks for your kind words and for reading.


Comment by The WildWood

where do you find all this stuff, it is great!.. those boots look pretty interesting.. tho i do not fish, (sad face) c

Comment by ceciliag

You’ve been Post Marked! Check it out here: http://thepostsocial.com/dudes/the-big-little-book-of-fishing-wildwood/

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