Fishing tackle from Jim Gilford’s estate to go up for auction on September 10
Jim Gilford was 92 years old when he died in August 2021. From 1965 to 2006, Gilford wrote two weekly columns for the Frederick News-Post: Bassin’ Notes and The Drumming Log. He also compiled the Outdoor Notes column, a tradition we have continued at the News-Post. His love of fly fishing led him to become one of the founding members of the Potomac Valley Fly Fishermen and the Mid-Atlantic Council of the Fly Fishermen’s Federation, and was national president of the Fly Fishermen’s Federation. He also ran fly fishing schools for the Fenwick Rod Company for over 30 years. His collection of fishing equipment, from numerous fly fishing and spinning rods to numerous fishing lures and flies and fly tying supplies, will be auctioned beginning at 8:30 a.m. on September 10 at Redding Auction Services Inc. in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. More than 400 items will be auctioned in lots, including a set of 11 saltwater flies tied by the late Frederick native and internationally known Lefty Kreh, including a detailed letter of what each fly is used for written on Kreh’s letterhead and signed. Also, a framed brook trout print (21/225) signed by artist Frank Smoot; and vintage fishing books, including three by Joe Brooks. You can see the full list of items and box lots for sale at reddingauction.com. Learn more about “Nature Lover” at https://tinyurl.com/22552vwp.