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This artist creates tiny anti-fracking scenes with vintage figurines and postcards

In "Scenes from the Attic," Brandi Merolla tackles the big controversy with tiny art.

A Beginner's Guide to French Wine

The idea of tackling France—the accents and the growing regions and the different vintages—can feel like a vast, unmanageable task for anyone who wants to start learning about wine. But even the most seasoned wine professionals sometime mispronounce words, so you shouldn't worry. Show More Summary

Vintage Tackle Contest: Rare Wooden Vise (Sort Of)

When I originally saw the photo of this vise entered by George Layne, I thought I was looking at one of the oldest fly tying vises we've ever seen in the vintage tackle contest. Well, it kind of is and it kind of isn't. What it turns out George has is a great example of an angler's ability to adapt non-fishing wares and make them fishy. Show More Summary

Review: Dan Bubien – Empty Roads

Dan Bubien – Empty Roads (self-release) Not a blues album this one, though as Dan tackles vintage soul (try the pounding ‘Love Games’), smooth 70s styled soul (‘Keep Love In Mind’), southern rock (‘Empty Words’ recalls classic Little Feat), hard, slippery funk (‘Fight Club’), a little country-tinged blues (‘Exile Blues’) and a honky tonk gospel […]

Vintage Tackle Contest: Mother Of Pearl Spoon

This week in our vintage tackle contest we've got a spoon with no maker's mark, yet it's made from mother of pearl. You don't see these natural material used much in lures these days, with exception of some very high-end trolling skirts designed to score marlin and tuna. Show More Summary

Vintage Tackle Contest: Newton's Silkaline Fly Line

Though we've had a few vintage fly lines in the contest in the past, I don't believe we've seen this particular one before. These Silkaline spools belong to James Armstrong, who found them at an estate sale in Colorado. I must admit, I always keep an eye out for similar lines because I'd love to cast one just to see what it feels like. Show More Summary

Vintage Tackle Contest: Ed Wood Crab Crawler

Step into any tackle shop these days and you likely won't have trouble finding a crayfish imitation. Most will be soft plastic, but lately I'm noticing more and more companies producing flashy, hard crayfish with multiple joints and "defensive position" claws. Show More Summary

Vintage Tackle Contest: ABU Garcia Killer

I know...the lure below doesn't look old enough to be vintage. And I also know you might be saying, "I saw one of those in the tackle shop last week." It looks like a Rapala Magnum, but it's not, and the story of this deep-diver from the 1970s is pretty cool. Show More Summary

Vintage Tackle Contest: Cotton Cordell's "The Prez"

If you think back to the Jimmy Carter years, you might remember Cotton Cordell's "The Prez" lure on tackle shop shelves. This one belongs to Buck Burgess, who wrote: This is a lure that I acquired back in June of 1977 from an Air Force buddy who had just gotten out of the service and had relocated back to his hometown in Connecticut. Show More Summary

Vintage Tackle Contest: (Very Rare) Heddon Punkinseed

Justin Alexander submitted four photos of old lures to the vintage tackle contest not long ago, and frankly, they all looked pretty cool to me. The only one I actually recognized was the Heddon Punkinseed, because I believe we've featured one before. Show More Summary

Vintage Tackle Contest: Arbogast Hawaiian Sputterfuss

Do you like throwing a buzzbait and seeing a big bucketmouth bass pulverize it? Well, you might not have any buzzbaits to throw if it wasn't for this buzzer entered into our vintage tackle contest by Paul Rohde. Paul found it while cleaning out his dad's old tackle box, and though it kind of has that saltwater squid look, Dr. Show More Summary

Vintage Tackle Contest: Creek Chub Dingbat

This old-time bass lure was entered into our vintage tackle contest by Tim Hallett, who wrote: I was cleaning the garage today when I found a box of old lures. I asked my dad about them and he said they used to belong to my grandpa.Show More Summary

Chris Sandford talks about "Mayflies & More"

Chris Sandford’s name has also become synonymous with the world of fishing and his collection of vintage tackle ranks amongst the finest in the UK. His ‘Vintage Fishing Tackle Roadshow’ is seen regularly at angling shows across the country, raising money for SPARKS (Sport Aiding Medical Research for Kids). Show More Summary

Vintage Tackle Contest: Spring-Loaded Bait Holder Hook

This week in our vintage tackle contest we've got an oddity that looks kind of like some old-time torture device or wild west dentist's tool. But fear not, it's only a wacky fish hook submitted by Ron Binger. Ron bought it from his neighbor who didn't have any information about it, but Dr. Show More Summary

Vintage Tackle Contest: Pike Spearing Decoys

Here's something new in our vintage tackle contest. No, they're not old muskie lures, but rather pike spearing decoys. For those of you not familiar with the practice, these dekes are jigged and spiraled in the ice hole to lure a pike into spearing range. Show More Summary

Vintage Tackle Contest: Herter Spoonplugs

This week in the vintage tackle contest have a couple old-school spoons submitted by Jim Gray, who picked up the pair at a yard sale for a crisp dollar. I was originally thinking we had some classic Buck Perry Spoonplugs here, but Dr. Show More Summary

Vintage Tackle Contest: Spence Water Scout

The lure below belongs to Matt McHenry, and it didn't come from his grandpa or a yard sale. Matt writes: I found this in the rocks of a local lake the other day. Coincidentally it was after I'd lost a shakey head in the same spot. First, kudos on a great on-the-water find (those are always fun), and second, according to Dr. Show More Summary

Vintage Tackle Contest: Handmade Hopper

All you trout fly guys know that very soon it will be hopper season, which finally lets us get away from tiny flies and slap down something toad trout will crush. To honor the pending occasion, this week in the vintage tackle contest we've got a wooden hopper fly submitted by Neil Hesterman, who found it in a box of old tackle. Show More Summary

Vintage Tackle Contest: Herter's #11 Vise

This week in the vintage tackle contest we don't have an item that catches fish, but rather one that helps you make stuff to catch them. This vise belongs to John O'Donnell, and the story that goes along with it is pretty special. John writes: I was recently going through some boxes I've had for years and came across this Herter's No. Show More Summary

Vintage Tackle Contest: The Kitchen Sink Lure

Ah, I love a good novelty lure, and this week in the vintage tackle contest we a gem from Wayne Scott, who wrote: When I was a kid I went fishing with my grandpa on Diamond Lake in Oregon. We fished all day and I remember we were having a really tough time catching any fish. Show More Summary

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