A Flat Lay of Fly Fishing Reels and Rods

3-reelsMatt and I have been experimenting with Flat Lay on some of his Dad’s old Fishing Rods. His Dad had quite a few; some of them are old time bamboo rods with old English Reels still attached. I kind of get teary-eyed when I realize that his hands were the last to touch these beauties.

After we cleaned out the apartment then suddenly I was cast 🙂 into the world of fly fishing, of which I know very little. There is always something new to learn. The English made some good reels back when. My Mom and I used to fish streams with bait but I can see the aesthetic appeal of fly-fishing.

Below is a jumble of the old rods. If anyone knows anything about these please message me.





3 thoughts on “A Flat Lay of Fly Fishing Reels and Rods

  1. I can see the appeal of fly fishing. Lots of women do it now. The men in David’s family all did it, but don’t believe Mom ever tried. Get out there and give it a try!

    The rods are definitely works of art. So are the flies, when you get down to it. My father in law was always busy at his work bench tying them when we visited. He worked for many years for Orvis.

  2. Christine, These rods are beauties. I have an 83 year old friend who knows a lot about fly fishing. She and her husband Frank fished rivers near and far. She tied many of their flies. However, she is now legally blind and has moved to a retirement community in Denver, so I can’t ask her about your rods. Our son, Gregg, is also an avid fly fisherman, but I don’t think he knows much about the old rods. It’s wonderful that you have these which have fond memories attached to them. You live in a perfect place to use them.

  3. Looks like some of the stuff my father had. I used to love to fly fish on the Swan with him but I guess it isn’t the same as it used to be for fishing. I guess nothing is really the same as it used to be, but I’d hold on to those. You can go back in time with them.

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