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Fishing/ GPA hunting trip today. Found this in a flea about 40 minutes away. If I wasn’t in a serious debt reduction phase, I’d have bought this. It was so heavy brass and cool.

I’m not an iron guy, but after playing with this, I totally get it. Even took the hood off to see the works.

If somebody wants this, I’d be happy to vector you in. Otherwise, dig these pics.

Thanks for looking.

Vince.

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It's the 501 of irons!

Besides being very cool, it's in amazing condition.

How was the fishing? I checked the local lake out yesterday, and it's still somewhat solid.

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Hi Timm.

Fishing sucked. It was supposed to be stormy and rainy. I was cruising flea/ antique markets waiting for the sky to change to clouds and rain. But it never did. Blue skies and sunshine. No hatch. Plus, most of the trout are on redds. Won’t fish those.

Caught a few dinks. That iron was the second coolest thing I found today.

Here’s the coolest thing I found “in the wild”. Literally, in the creek I was fishing.

Didn’t bring it home. Still had some “flesh” on it. Left it on that post in the pullout near the creek. Somebody else can boil it clean.

Just good to be out, though. A bad day fishing ....

Curious about this pretty iron though.

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I didn't ask about the catching, I asked about the fishing!

Nice horse skull. I have a cow skull and pelvis on my front stoop. Tends to discourage the solicitors. I'd have brought that one home, too. I have a grodier cow elk skull in the house.

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I really like that iron, Vince, thanks for sharing pictures of it.  I'm trying to reduce here as well, and I'll bet the shipping for that to PA is more than the cost of it, IF I'm seeing the price tag right.
Never saw that kind of iron before, quite interesting.

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Timm- Didn't mean to be cranky about the slow catch yesterday. The weather was supposed to turn gray and nasty with a big low pressure system coming in through the afternoon. When it didn't form up, you never saw a guy more disappointed in a beautiful blue sky. Moving water therapy is always good for me.

As for that skull, yeah, once I got home I sort of regretted not bringing it back. Would have looked cool on the side of the shop. When I showed my wife the picture of it she was sure I had it hidden in my vehicle. 😉

Is what I found a cow or a horse skull? I assumed it was a cow, but I don't know much about these things. I once found a fox skull - that took some sleuthing to figure out what it was. 

Steve- The price on the iron is $90. I think the $20 price tag you can see in the pic above is for one of the fancy pitchers behind the iron. At $90 I let it sit, I probably could not have resisted at $20.



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Did it have teeth in the front of the upper jaw (or the sockets where they'd been)? If so, horse.

No worries. It was just an old fishing joke: "How was the fishin'?" "Great! Catchin' sucked, 'though."

Because the worst day fishing beats the best day at work. Unless you fish for a living.

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Did it have teeth in the front of the upper jaw (or the sockets where they'd been)? If so, horse.

No worries. It was just an old fishing joke: "How was the fishin'?" "Great! Catchin' sucked, 'though."

Because the worst day fishing beats the best day at work. Unless you fish for a living.


Nope. Just back teeth. So cow

Another one of my favorites is, “When is the best time to go fishing?
When you can.”


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It's the 501 of irons!


I was just thinking the same thing looking at the picture of it Timm. Very cool looking iron either way. Looks very chunky! If the heat doesn't get the wrinkles out of your clothes the sheer weight of this sucker would! 

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Never saw that kind of iron before, quite interesting.


Ive never seen one of those either. For some reason off brand odd ball irons used to follow me home, but this one is totally new to me. Bet that sucker still works too.

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That iron is way cool.

I found this ad on ebay.   Not the best quality for reading though.
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Kelly- I think you are right. This felt totally operational in my hand. You know how you can kinda tell if something is mostly functional as you look it over and move the mechanical pieces? It had a "lite me up!" kinda vibe to it.

Jim- I saw that ad during my research, too. "SAVE YOUR WIFE"   Maybe I should have paid the $90 and showed Amy this ad. They'd still be pulling pieces of that iron out of my skull. [sEm_blush8] 
(I'm kidding, she's the one who scooted me out of the house to go fishing in the first place. "Go play in the rain, don't get struck by lightning.", she said.) 

The wood knob and handle were very attractive. But it seems like these go on the bay for about half the price I saw it for. Nevertheless, as maybe you can tell, this one is haunting me a bit. I'll check in for it if I'm back that way anytime soon.








 

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