The days have been slow here. It's too cold to catch the river smallmouth, and my wife tells me that we've spent too much on our kids for Christmas (they all make more $ than we do) so we can't make our bi-monthly treks to the beach this month. It snowed here this weekend and I went to shovel my mother-in-law's driveway. While thawing out after shoveling, I was talking with my mother-in law and the talk turned to fishing. She began telling me that the dentist who used to live in her house was quite a fisherman and his tackle was still in the attic where he left it more than 35 years ago. Then she told me that I could have it! I went to the attic and pulled out a large saltwater box that is packed with old wooden lures, metal spoons, bucktails and lots of other stuff. The smaller freshwater box is equally stocked. There are flies from LL Bean that are still in the packages (very old). There's a Pequea wooden salt rod with a very old Penn reel on it, an old fly rod and an interstate baitcasting reel that is still in the box. I also found a receipt from an airline in Ontario for taking a party into a fishing camp in the Canadian woods. It's dated 1954 and the price was $40.04. This is cool stuff, and it's pretty interesting to go through it. This guy bought nice stuff back then. I tought some of you might find it interesting.