Paper route & lawn mowing money found it's way to the local Western Auto Hardware store in exchange for fishing gear. Shakespear & Heddon were some of the top names of the day. Abu Garcia spinning reels were were introduced mid 50's, followed by Zebco push button spin casting reels. We had a "worm pile" out back & would mow the lawn & water it down to search for night crawlers before a fishing trip, which was often a loner by bicycle after finishing my Sunday morning parer route. I was the only kid to bring my own rod & reel to Boys Club Camp. I was practicing C&R long before BASS began promoting it.