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Dino wrote at 2008-09-13 21:53:14
Hello Based on Rita's picture.Her husband's Hardy rod is a Salt water No.6 and not an extra heavy Hardy Zane Grey! The extra heavy Hardy Zane Grey has 8 line guides and is 56-LBS test curve NOT 50-lbs.

Ask her to count the line guides & send a complete picture of it including closeups of the first two guides closer to the handle,for accurate evaluation.Sincerely Dino


Steve wrote at 2015-02-03 05:33:30
I think the value of this rod is more towards $500 to $1,000, I paid  $1,200 for a similar rod in near mint condition with agate guides several years ago it it was the only one I had ever seen for sale.  Great rod, good luck with it!  I am a licensed appraiser who has benn collecting antique fishing gear for over 25 years.


DAVE wrote at 2016-02-09 04:26:50
IF YOU STILL HAVE THE ROD. I WILL OFFER YOU 1,000.00 FOR IT



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Joe Douglas

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I can answer questions on custom rod building and rod restoration and rod repair for bamboo, graphite and fiberglass fishing rods. I also have experience in estimating the value of vintage rods and determining the original manufacturer.

Experience

I operate a custom rod building business providing fly rods, spey rods, casting and spinning rods in bamboo graphite and fiberglass. I also operate a custom rod building school where myself and other professional rod builders teach individuals to build custom rods. I have a personal interest in vintage rods and have a small collection of reference books and articles which often help shed light on the origins of the older rods.

Organizations
Rod Builders International, Rod Builders Institute

Publications
Web Site: www.blackdogtackle.com, www.rodbuildersinternational.com, www.rodbuildersinstitute.com

Education/Credentials
BS, Business Administration, University of Tulsa

Past/Present Clients
I have a large number of individual clients for whom I have designed and built custom fishing rods of all types. I also have two commercial clients for whom I build private label rods, one in the USA and one in Europe.

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