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HAVE A OLD KING FISHER ROD.ITS BAMBOO AND 3 SECTIONS BOTH TOP SECTIONS LOOK THE SAME COPPER EYES ARE ON THE ROD.THE DATE WHERE THE REEL GOES IS 1906 AND THE NAME KINGFISHER IS THERE AS WELL.WHAT IS IT WORTH IF ANYTHING HAS ITS OWN CASE WITH IT.1906 IS THE PATEN YEAR.

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Terry
Perhaps you don't know but you yelled your question at me. (all caps)
I would need specific details to help you . For example length of sections and whole rod.
Eyes? I think you mean line Guides.
How do you know it is Bamboo ? flat or round sides?
The patent date means little in aging rods.
Is the name kingfisher anywhere else than the reel seat?  
Pictures will help but still need details.
Another example - type of rod , is handle above or below reel seat?

And the really bad news is that it was probably made by Montague.
Kingfisher rods were sold by E.K. Tryon Co of Philadelphia. The Kingfisher rods were middle to very low grades, according to Bamboo Rod Restoration Handbook   by Michael Sinclair
I have seen kingfisher on reel seats before and I agree with his evaluation.

But . . .They are looked down upon by the collecting community and often they are justified. They were sort of mass produced , rather heavy and very slow. They are not going to resale for very much.
A small portion of these rods are decent fishing tools . It is the collector community that decides the prices , please  don't blame the messenger.
History Montague
http://home.comcast.net/~splitcane/vintage_rod_history.htm

Luck,
Mac

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I can answer questions on graphite fly rod building and bamboo rod restoration and making. I can guide people to restorers . I can guide people to rod building components on the internet as well as catalog. I can help them identify and value their bamboo fly rods with a picture .

If you are asking for the id of an old rod

please give a complete description send pictures especially labels or logos with detailed thorough description** to me macsrods@yahoo.com and a complete including as much the following as you can: Is it? fly or casting rod ? Reel seat is below or above the cork handle ? Check metal for id and patents ? What is it made of; bamboo ( flat sided) fiberglass or graphite ( round)? Weight in oz? What is the diameter of the rod above the cork? Where was it purchased ? What type of metal nickel-silver, tin, or chrome platted brass? A complete description of any logos or labels. Length of rod per section and number of sections. Total rod length.

Please read the following if the rod has either of the following two labels

Montague or H-I (Horrocks-Ibbotson).

They are looked down upon by the collecting community and often they are justified. They were mass produced , rather heavy and very slow. They are not going to resale for very much.

Two books are available at larger libraries to get history and or value:
Antique & Collectable Fishing Rods: Identification & Value Guide Homel, Dan. 1997
Bamboo Rod Restoration Handbook -Michael Sinclair

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Because of my knowledge I can help you sell and get a good price for your vintage bamboo fly rod. email email Mac

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I have been restoring bamboo fly rods for 15 years and making graphite for 17 .

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**example of a thorough description of a label: The Shakespeare decal is olive green ovals with gold foil banner bearing the word "Shakespeare" in script. The remainder of the of the lettering is block style reading on top Honor Built and on the bottom of oval , Made in USA. The writing is away from the grip.



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