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Marcus Alan wrote at 2015-03-07 18:20:06
I just bought at auction a beautiful Action-Rod model #AS-47 for $125.00. In the handel pocket in the case I found the original Actionrod "solid steel with bamboo feel" guarantee card. It appears that this was the sales tag. Most interesting is that inside of the card is a advertisement that you can send in the bottem plate of the handle and have the identification plate engraved with your name for only 25 cents! But please do not exceet 19 charictors!!! What a hoot!! and great customer service. Oh for the simple days gone buy  


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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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