Fishing/Bamboo Reel Identification
Hello, I am in need of some help identifying a bamboo reel. It's about 7'5" in 3 pieces. It has a cork handle. Above the handle it is tagged with "Ted Sykes - Deluxe Finest Tonkin Cane." There's also an image I believe of a rainbow trout on the other side. It's also in pretty good condition with no cracks, fading or dents. I couldn't find much online and was hoping for some help identifying it and maybe a value if possible. Thanks for any help!
I am not familiar with this rod either. Tonkin refers to bamboo that comes out of a region of China. I am going to recommend posting these photos at this site dedicated to bamboo fly rods:
You will need to register first, then post under appraisals and identification section.
I am wondering if this is a "trade rod" made by Horrocks Ibbotson or other maker under the name Ted Sykes. The rod collectors on the forum may be able to help.