Fly Fishing Magazines: Way Back in 1980

“The Pflueger reel company had a full page ad featuring the Medalist reel. In 1980 if you were not fishing with a Fenwick rod and a Medalist reel you were out of the loop.” In preparation for the future mother-in-law, Bill Thompson peruses the pages of thousands of old fly fishing magazines and discovers how very different the product offerings were in 1980. This is quite an interesting picture, reminding us that not so long ago there was no such thing as breathable waders and that overseas manufacturing is not a new idea — Marryat was already outsourcing reel production to East Asia. In the Conway Daily Sun.

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