Fishing/H-I flyrod


I have a 3 piece H-I bamboo flyrod with the name "president" printed on it. It is 8'6" long. What weight of line was this rod designed for and what is the approx. worth?

Thank you, Richard

Hi Richard,

There should be a three letter designation on the rod that will tell us what line should be used.

It would be something like HEH or HEG.  Then we could find the weight.

Unfortunately there were a lot of them made and they aren't worth a whole lot to collectors.  I'd say in the $50-$100 range if it is in good condition.

Joe Douglas on this site would have a better idea of the worth.




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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.


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.

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I have an engineering background.

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