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Fishing/Carboloy Fly Rod


Kevin wrote at 2013-12-29 19:04:03

    Years ago I bought a rod from a old man. Its has Betts Fishing Tackle Park Falls, WISC U.S.A. Carboloy Stripper guide 4625 8'6". I was offered $400 for it but turned it down. I would love to know more about this rod. Any info would be great. Kevin


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Joe Douglas


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.


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.

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BS, Business Administration, University of Tulsa

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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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