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I recently purchased a horrocks ibbotson flash rod at a flea market here, It is a 12' 3 piece rod. I cannot find any information on it. I have attached a few pictures of the rod, Is it a fly rod because the eyes seem small. Is it fishable? Any info you can give me on it would be great. thank you for your time.

Hi Joe - It is not a fly rod.  The reel seat is above the cork is a casting rod of some sort.  It looks to be in ok shape.  Based on what I can see in the photos (which is limited) it is fishable.  THe ferrules should not be loose.  Look the cane over for obvious cracks as well.  I hope that helps.

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