I love old stuff. I’m not a hoarder, but once in a while, I get sucked into an arcane topic (and it usually involves a box of someone’s junk that isn’t junk) and have to do research. Vintage fishing lures? Snore, right? Heck, no! They are beautiful, odd, funny, worthless or priceless. And infinitely collectable.
Since I’m in a kind of pre-grieving state for a terminally ill family member, I’m not feeling free enough to write. So this is a good kind of task right now.
I have moved past the steampunk zeitgeist a bit and am having more fun poking around in real history. But if you wanted a steampunk fishing lure… they’re out there!