Thanks for the welcome folks.
I've reduced the quailty ratio of the JPG Image. The reels are the old green Penn 700 series which a brother lost when his *canoe* capsized at Plum Island while I was in Vietnam. (He survived but he never saw fit to replace the gear
) The other one is a Squidder which amazingly enough I still have. The spinning rods were made by a gal some of you may have known named Helen DeStefino (sp) on Lamiglass blanks and the conventional was made by her on a Harnell blank. The rods were made circa 1960 and I have no idea what happened to them. She used to have a loft in Boston where I virtually lived watching her build rods, including incredible laminated wood big game trolling rods.
For part of the time I'll be staying with a nephew at Plymough who happens to be a CCC freak. :) So I'll probably loose a few more lures down at the Canal for old times sake. In today's currency I\'ve probably left $1,000.00 at the bottom there.
My big brother first took me to the Canal and Nauset, which we walked, in circa 1955; casting 10 foot tonkin cane rods with Squidders w/36 pound braided nylon squidding line.
I'll check in again before I saddle up in the morning.