I was surprised with the overall positive response that the post on Monday regarding L.L. Bean (fly fishing) equipment received. Happy to find I'm not in the minority.
I was even more pleased to see someone take the ball and run with it, as +Jay Eubanks over at The Naturalist's Angle wrote a follow up piece yesterday entitled "L.L. Cool Beans" about his experiences with what we'll call "vintage" Bean rods & reels. If you enjoy gear porn, head on over and check it out.