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hi there

I have a H-I split bamboo rod #6653. its in great condition probly 90%. its in the original cloth case inside a tubuler aluminum case. brown plastic handle with metal locking nuts for lack of a better word. cork handle small brass where the pole goes together. its about 12 ft. long. looking for year and value. thanks so much.

Eric-

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Eric
Have you actually put this rod together ? My guess is that  you have not. I believe it is a 9 footer with an extra 3 foot tip section.
Are the sides of the rod flat or round?
I have never seen an Horrocks - Ibbotson Co. bamboo rod with a 4 digit number, fiberglass yes.
Is it fly or spin ? handle is above or below the reel seat?
How do you know the cloth case is original? The aluminum case probably is not original.

Your Horrocks-Ibbotson is not very valuable.
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.
I find two books are available at larger libraries to get history and or value:
Antique & Collectable Fishing Rods: Identification & Value Guide Homel, Dan. 1997 (2nd edition 2000# ,add 30% due to the age of the book.
Bamboo Rod Restoration Handbook -Michael Sinclair

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http://mysite.verizon.net/vze2h7gi/fishnbanjossliceoflifeincyberspacecopy/id22.h

Homel gives the 9 foot Horrocks-Ibbotson fly rod  with an extra tip, 3 sections the average  value of  $18, 46 and $89 for poor, good, and excellent condition respectively.

I think those figures are high but don't rely on me alone, search ebay. I just looked and they peak at $50. Please be clear I am talking about 9 foot fly rod only. If you answer some of my questions above I could further confirm my conclusions.

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 .

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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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