Fishing/OLD FLY ROD

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i have a steel fly rod (3pc w/ cloth case...  cork handle w/ the following stamped in the metal:
ROYAL STEEL ROD
SIMMONS HARDWARE COMPANY
MANUFACTURERS AND DISTRIBUTORS
 USA

Thanks if you can find anything......  Jerry

Answer
Hi Jerry,

Its a great old piece of angling history probably from the 30's.  Unfortunately they are probably only worth $15 to $50 tops on the collector market.  Pose this question to Joe Douglas on this site and he may have more details.

Good luck,

Marc

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Marc Wisniewski

Expertise

I can answer questions relating to all types of freshwater fishing, tackle, and tactics. I also can answer questions regarding rod building, lure making, and lure modification. I am not an expert at the value of old rods, reels, or lures.

Experience

My expertise is in Bass, Pike, Musky and the Great Lakes species. I have a lot of experience in Wisconsin and Lake Michigan in particular. With regard to Rod building, I have built custom rods since 1978. I have been building and designing lures for 35 years. I currently sell several of my lures both locally and nation wide. I have done work for several lure companies such as Mepps, Storm, Cisco Kid, and Suick. I am not an expert at the value of old rods, reels, or lures.

Organizations
Wisconsin DNR Lake Michigan Forum (elected position). Friends of Lakeshore State Park, Milwaukee, WI

Publications
Two monthly columns in Midwest Outdoors Magazine, Writer of the weekly Lake Michigan Fishing Report in the Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel, The In-Fisherman Magazine(since 1986), Musky Hunter Magazine, The Badger Sportsman, Woods and Waters Magazine, The Mepps Fishing Guide, Do-It Molds website, and I have been a guest on WGN Radio (Chicago) on their Saturday Outdoor program.

Education/Credentials
I have an engineering background.

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