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I recently inherited a Fewnwick spinning rod model LG 60S ML 6' and Sage fly rod model Graphite ll 590 DS.  I have a friend who would like to purchase the poles however I have no idea what their worth.  Can you provide any information as to their original retail price or what they might be worth now.

Thanks,
Greg Marion


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Greg
Of course condition is important part of my answer. If not 'like new' my answer will be different. Shorter fly rods are more valuable like under 8 ft.
Fiberglass and Graphite  rods are not collectable and even worse the Fewnwick is a spin rod. Now the Sage is better known company but there is little to no information on a current value.
I did search complete sales on ebay  and found several sold for 129 to 200. Original retail was probably 450. I am assuming your rod is 9 ft. (you can find this online at www.cabelas.com
My guess would be 150 for both.
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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