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Hi Rich

Recently I purchased a Heddon rod
the ID is #125 9 2.5 HCH or D
I have been able to determine it is an Expert
and 9 is the length 2.5 is ferrule and the rest
Of the letters are line weight
Can you tell me age and approx value
The rod came in original sock and metal case
It appears to have never been used.
Any information is greatly appreciated
Thank you for your time

Hi Linda, That rod was sold most likely in 1950s.  I think most of those rods were made for Sears and Roebuck stores.  It was sold as a heavy trout/Bass rod.  It's worth around $250 give or take $50...if it has the original tube.  I hope that helps.

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I can answer questions about all types of Powell fly rods. I know more than just about anyone when it comes to info on vintage Powell rods. You can email me at and include questions, photos, and descriptions of any Powell rods you want info on. Thanks!!


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