Tuesday, March 30, 2010

More from the museum

Once again I spent the better part of the day taking photos at work—which, again, worked out well for me as it was also raining steadily all day long. To start with, a few more items once belonging to Jack Gartside.

Gartside's rods:

His hat, chest pack, and one of the rods:

Now, a special treat. These reels, which we'll be auctioning off at an upcoming dinner celebrating Casting for Recovery, are truly one-of-a-kind items. They were built by Stan Bogdan, whose reels normally go for anywhere from $1,300 on up to begin with. The side plates were specially anodized to match the pink used to symbolize breast cancer awareness in honor of CfR's work, making them the only two Bogdan reels in existence to feature this color (or any color other than silver or black, for that matter). And we had them engraved to commemorate the event. So, if it's not too much of a contradiction in terms, I think it's safe to say you're looking at a modern-day piece of fly-fishing history:

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