Okay, I admit that I hijacked Catfish Kenny's thread when I mentioned the hand-me-down knife that I received from my grandfather. This knife is one of my most precious possessions because it came from him, he used it as his main bait and fishing knife, and it still serves me well, too. I suppose that if it ever stopped working well for me, I could put in some fancy display case or something, but that's a shameful end for a decent knife, I think. What kinds of fishing equipment have you inherited along the way that you still use and cherish? BTW, my grandfather is still living and doing well, but his fishing days are over.