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|Comment||Thank you so much, Rich for such a quick response. I appreciate your time and knowledge considerably. Even though you stated it to be a casting rod, I have been told by others that it is a fly rod. So kind of unsure on that, but I will be looking for more info on the web sites you included. Again I thank you for your time and expert opinion and highly recommend you. You are a 10 in my book! Sincerely, Debi|
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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 email@example.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
Because of my knowledge I can help you sell and get a good price for your vintage bamboo fly rod. email
I have been restoring bamboo fly rods for 15 years and making graphite for 17 .
website = www.macsrods.com click home page
**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.