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Jumpa wrote at 2012-12-11 17:45:45
I love  this  pole I just acquired one at a yard sale it was attached to a Shakespeare Model GE 1964 Nickle & Silver Reel . I cant get over the name of the manufacturer Fork & Hoe. I'm 45 years old and it may seem rather juvenile but I laughed my ares off when I read that  


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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.

Rod Builders International, Rod Builders Institute

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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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