Pond Hopper thanks for sharing your story, prayers and condolences to you and your family. My dad passed away in 1985 and I now fish with my father-in-law of 8 years now. He will soon turn 80 and loves to fish for those spanish off Bogue inlet pier. We take him down whenever we can and are still making good memories although he is slowing down a little each year. I am sure your sons will think that tackle is special, be sure they know the meaning of having it. God Bless