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Big favor to ask. Opening a fishing lodge, and hoping to decorate and celebrate the history of fly angling. If you have any old, broken, or just surplus gear you are willing to part with, let me know. Willing to pay, budget is tight:) Thanks for considering.
 

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Trouble is, the gear of historical interest is usually the most expensive. On here “used” is typically considered a potential bonus feature rather than a blemish.

But maybe one trick you could try is specifically look for (ask for) stuff that is not functional - you might be able to get it cheap. So for example reels that look ok but don’t work, and even broken rods. An “unfixable” reel or rod can in most cases be rigged up to display as “intact” even if it wouldn’t actually function. In a museum they still proudly display a dinosaur skeleton even when some of the bones are missing!

Anyway, that might be an interesting way to go to help get you there. It seems like some broken stuff is sometimes sold on eBay “as is”. I bet some dealers might have accumulated some irredeemable extras over the years. Anyway, just an idea.
 

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The history of sport fishing, and its regional variations, are vast. Fishing lodges in Maine, Florida, and Wyoming have very different cultural histories. It will help if we know where, broadly speaking, your lodge will be.
 

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Trouble is, the gear of historical interest is usually the most expensive. On here “used” is typically considered a potential bonus feature rather than a blemish.

But maybe one trick you could try is specifically look for (ask for) stuff that is not functional - you might be able to get it cheap. So for example reels that look ok but don’t work, and even broken rods. An “unfixable” reel or rod can in most cases be rigged up to display as “intact” even if it wouldn’t actually function. In a museum they still proudly display a dinosaur skeleton even when some of the bones are missing!

Anyway, that might be an interesting way to go to help get you there. It seems like some broken stuff is sometimes sold on eBay “as is”. I bet some dealers might have accumulated some irredeemable extras over the years. Anyway, just an idea.
Appreciate and completely understand your perspective.
 

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The history of sport fishing, and its regional variations, are vast. Fishing lodges in Maine, Florida, and Wyoming have very different cultural histories. It will help if we know where, broadly speaking, your lodge will be.
Clearwater River, Idaho. Although B Run steelhead are the storied program, we will run a variety of backcountry trips as well.
 
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