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Fishing: restoring bamboo fly rods. stripping ferruls,cork grips and reelseats, informative summary, thanks for your time
Fishing: restoring bamboo fly rods. stripping ferruls,cork grips and reelseats, informative summary, thanks for your time

Fishing: fenwick 12' feralite, surf fisherman, quality rods
surf fisherman, quality rods, collector interest: Hi Your rod is a surf rod, made in the 1970s I believe. They sold in the $70 range. Fenwick makes high quality rods. If you sell on ebay or other means the main interest will probably be a fisherman looking for a rod. I would expect it to go in the $50-75...

Fishing: fishing knife, iver johnson, inch ruler
iver johnson, inch ruler, decent money: Hi Robert, I don t know anything about Iver Johnson Knives. They are known more for their guns so someone in the gun experts may know more about them. I did find a site called www.knifeforums.com that looks like everything you wanted to know about knives....

Fishing: fishing reel, fishing reel, metal tag
fishing reel, metal tag, mint condition: Hi Donna, It is a very nice reel in mint condition. Unfortunately they aren t very collectable because of the number of them out there on the market. On e-bay right now there are seven of them from $4.99 to $25. If you took it to a local fishing tackle...

Fishing: fishing rod, aluminum rod, fishing rod
aluminum rod, fishing rod, fishing rods: Hi Brad, I don t believe I have seen an all aluminum rod. In fact, I suspect your rod is extruded steel and was probably made by the Horton Manufacturing Company or American Fork & Hoe or one of the other early companies who manufactured steel implemments...

Fishing: fishing rod, cardboard type, fishing rod
cardboard type, fishing rod, fishing tackle: Chet, I would expect your rod to get about $75, you might do better because of the bag and original tube. With the economy down, might wait for values to come back... collectible fishing tackle is down considerably as compared to 2 years ago. Bob ...

Fishing: fishing rods, salt water rods, shimano rod
salt water rods, shimano rod, abu reel: Dallas I appologize for the delay in answering. Surf rods are a little out of my expertise. But I think the Harnell rod would go from $30 to $75 depending on condition. The Shimano rod $20-40 Your ABU reel is in the $30-$75 range depending on condition...nice...

Fishing: fly rod, winston rod, winston rods
winston rod, winston rods, bamboo rod: Hi Gwen, Winston was formed in 1927 in San Francisco by Lew Stoner. This does not mean that the idea for the rod or some of its components were not patented in 1921. Does the rod carry a Winston inscription or decal? My reference materials do not list...

Fishing: fly rod, South Bend, bamboo
South Bend, bamboo, rod: Willis, It is probably a 6 weight. I test line weight for free in Denver. You might try fly shops and ask them to test it with different weights , they have them on reels. If you know how to really cast well, it would help allot, you could ask them to...

Fishing: fly rod, little bore, bamboo fly rods
little bore, bamboo fly rods, joe douglas: Hi Frank, Heddon produce a lot of bamboo fly rods in the 30 s and 40 s. They are nice rods but because of the volume that they made they aren t usually worth a lot. I d say that it would be worth $60-$120 and maybe a little bore if it is in mint condition...

Fishing: fly rod, Montague, Montaguue
Montague, Montaguue, bamboo: Randy, Its not a bad fishing tool but it is low value according to the rod collectors. They are looked down upon by the collecting community and often they are justified. They were sort of mass produced , rather heavy and very slow. They are not going to...

Fishing: Gliebe and Frostco, horrocks ibbotson, genuine hickory
horrocks ibbotson, genuine hickory, rod models: Hi Mike, The Gliebe Company was located in Brooklyn, NY, and sold rods marked with their name that were made for them by others...probably Montague or Horrocks-Ibbotson. This rod, even in new condition, is probably valued in the $25-$40 range. Good information...

Fishing: is the grassie moss on top of pond good for the fish, fish biologist, ohio fish
fish biologist, ohio fish, different kinds of fish: Chris; I really shouldn t try to answer this question at all because I am not a fish biologist or anything near it. My experience has been in fishing not in maintaining fish habitat. About all I could tell you is that some moss or other weed is not too thick...

Fishing: H-I bamboo rod, Horrocks-Ibbotson, H & I
Horrocks-Ibbotson, H & I, fly: Pedro, According to IMG_0029.jpg, the label and Bamboo Rod Restoration Handbook by Michael Sinclair , your rod was made from 1929-1933. I doubt if anyone can pin it down further. The model name should be in script near the label. I am assuming it is...

Fishing: Heddon, fly rod, fishing rods
fly rod, fishing rods, spinning rod: Hi Delaney, I understand about loving old fishing rods. I ve been collecting them for many years. This one should make a nice addition to the display. Heddon made a fiberglass fly rod and a fiberglass spinning rod labelled Hedliner around 1960 or...

Fishing: Heddon 310 fly reel, reel, fishing
reel, fishing, knob: Jeff, I have replaced several fly reel knobs from Mikes at http://www.mikesreelrepair.com/index.php?cPath=21 1-888-404-1119 call them and verify the part number is : 13405006-030 screw 13404016-01001 HANDEL KNOB Luck , Mac Please provide feedback,...

Fishing: Heddon bamboo fly rod, Heddon, # 10
Heddon, # 10, Blue Waters: Robert, Price Book: Antique %26 Collectible Fishing Reels: Identification, Evaluation %26 Maintenance Homel, %26 Jellison. 1996. Homel gives two prices for a 9 - #10# Blue Waters#, with an extra tip, 3 sections a value of ...

Fishing: Heddon Expert, Heddon, #125
Heddon, #125, bamboo: Mike, I have allot of experience with Heddons , sold 4 125s last year. The 8.5 ft was unused went for $515 gross. In my experience and Bamboo Rod Restoration Handbook by Michael Sinclair , 2 1/2 F referes to the butt ferrule size. Designated by 2F or...

Fishing: Heddon Fly Rod, Heddon, #19
Heddon, #19, bamboo: Arlan, You can t fish it if the finish is missing and the rod could get wet. It could ruin it. It also places the rod most probably in the poor condition category, making it much less valuable if you want to resale it. Price book: Antique %26 Collectible...

Fishing: Help with the make of a fly rod, Feather Weight, bamboo
Feather Weight, bamboo, fishing: Julia, You missed a couple of very important pieces of information to help me help you. Length of rod, what it is made of ( bamboo flat sided, fiberglass or graphite round sided), length of sections, position of reel seat above handle (fly) below (casting)....

Fishing: Horrocks Ibbotson No. 181 Salt Water Reel, horrocks ibbotson, fishing reel
horrocks ibbotson, fishing reel, star drag: Ron Fishing reel values today relate well to their original cost. The high quality, expensive reels in the past command the high values today. Unfortunately H&I was a high production lower cost manufacturer. Your reel is a nice piece with the original...

Fishing: Horrocks & Ibbotson, Horrocks-Ibbotson, H & I
Horrocks-Ibbotson, H & I, fly: Pedro, The picture is blurry and didn t help. I need labels and details to id . If you want to try again , as I say on the on the web site : If you are asking for the id or value of an old rod please give a complete description , send pictures especially...

Fishing: hardy bamboo rod and reed, split bamboo rod, black butt
split bamboo rod, black butt, fly reel: Hi Deralyn, Sounds like the D.B. Hyas Company may have been a retailer of sporting goods and paid Hardy to make fly rods for them. That is a fairly common practice. If the metal parts are brass (yellowish color), then Brasso will clean them up with...

Fishing: hardy pala kona fly rod, Hardy, fly
Hardy, fly, rod: Ric, Your rod was made in 1953 according to : Hardy history and serial number table http://www.hardyandgreys.com/ According to Antique & Collectable Fishing Rods: Identification & Value Guide Homel, Dan. 1997 (2nd edition 2000) the Hardy Palakona fly...

Fishing: heddon #125, bamboo rods, condition thanks
bamboo rods, condition thanks, hi chris: Hi Chris, Heddon typically made their rods in nominal lengths like 6 0 , 6 6 , 7 0 , 7 6 , 8 0 , 8 6 , 9 0 or 9 6 . I am not aware of a 9 2 rod in their lineup, even for the trade rods like the #125. Did you measure the rod assembled? If you measured...

Fishing: heddon bamboo rod, Heddon, # 10
Heddon, # 10, Blue Waters: Jeanne, Thanks for the positive feedback. According to Bamboo Rod Restoration Handbook by Michael Sinclair , your rod was made from 1939 to 1951. You can also find the name Blue Waters is the #10. Low heat(80 F) and time or high heat (100 F) will cause...

Fishing: heddon fly rod, Heddon, fiberglass
Heddon, fiberglass, fly: Al, Better sit down fiberglass rods don t hold the value that bamboo does. Price book:Antique & Collectible Fishing Rods: Identification & Value Guide Homel, Dan. 1997 (2nd edition 2000) add about 30% for age of book. Homel gives the 7 1/2-9 Heddon...

Fishing: heddon flyrods, fly rods, fiberglass rods
fly rods, fiberglass rods, flyrods: Hi Ben, The fiberglass rods don t command the prices that bamboo rods do, but the Heddon Hedliner rod is a nice one. Age is probably from the 1960s. Value depends on condition and in Good-Very Good condition this one would be in the $25-$50 range; in...

Fishing: heddon rod, Heddon,
Heddon, , bamboo: Alex, James Heddon s %26 Sons made rods from 1924 to 1954. It may be worth something but you have not given me enough information to help you. If there are no markings on the rod it is going to be very difficult to prove it is even a Heddon barely...

Fishing: Identifying an old bamboo rod, granger co, eylets
granger co, eylets, bamboo rod: Hi Mark, Well, this one is a bit unusual. It sounds a lot like a bait rod, but The Goodwin Rod label was used on fly rods according to my reference book. Also, Granger rods are typically identified by the entire Made By goodwin Granger & Co Denver...

Fishing: Ike Walton freshwater rod, freshwater rod, mint condition
freshwater rod, mint condition, fiberglass rod: Hi Tom, You did not mention what type of rod, but I ll assume it is a fiberglass rod based on the number. You also did not specify if it is a fly rod or spin/cast rod. Value is similar on either one if it is indeed fiberglass. In Excellent-Mint condition...

Fishing: Irgens Quad, John Irgens, Bamboo
John Irgens, Bamboo, rod: Steve, I changed your question to public so others may add to my answer. I can confirm your experience , there is very little information available. I have heard of John Irgens on Clarks, and Power Fibers: Clarks Classic Bamboo rod forum: http://www.classicflyrodforum.com/ning...

Fishing: ice fishing, banff canada, wax worms
banff canada, wax worms, pan fish: Greetings, Typically the best thing to use ice fishing is live bait. Minnows work best for Walleye and Pike. Wax worms are usually the ticket for pan fish. There are many very special jigs for pan fish too. Your best bet would be to hire a local...

Fishing: info about a poss. antique reel, antique reel, reel value
antique reel, reel value, lake model: Joel, Fishing reel value follows the original cost and volume of the reel. (ie rare reels that cost say $40 in 1920 are very valuable). Your reel was low cost, higher volume reel in its day. It would sell for $5-10. But, probably still a good closed face...

Fishing: Jim heddons favorrite outfit (Kit), Heddon, bamboo
Heddon, bamboo, casting: Todd, Lets start with the maker, James Heddon & Sons of Dowagiac, MI. , they made good quality medium priced rods. They shut down in 54 and so all rods are at least that old. The most collectible are bamboo fly rods. You may have a bamboo fly/casting...

Fishing: kodiak fly rod, joe douglas, fly rod
joe douglas, fly rod, kodiak: Hi Nancy, I m not really the collector rod expert on this site. You may want to pose this to Joe Douglas. Kodiak used to be in Michigan. They made some average priced rods back in the 70 s and never really got popular. More recently, they moved to...

Fishing: Lee Wullf ultimate reel by farlow, aluminum bar stock, salt water fly
aluminum bar stock, salt water fly, norm thompson: Lee There is a lot of speculation about these limited production reels (few hundred made?). Apparently they were designed by Stan Bogdan, but not clear if Farlow made the reels or another manufacturer. I dont know what value to place on the reel. However,...

Fishing: Montagua Fly rods, Montague, Montagua
Montague, Montagua, MONTAG: Dave, I think you mean Montague. First rod - I am assuming it is round- and made from fiberglass. They are not only not collected very much, but Montague made a whole lot of low quality rods . fiberglass information sites http://fiberglass-fly-rods.pbwiki.com/...

Fishing: montague leaping brook, Montague, Monteague
Montague, Monteague, bamboo: John, I appreciate Don t worry, I don t think I found a blockbuster Montagues are looked down upon by the collecting community and often they are justified. They were sort of mass produced , rather heavy and very slow. They are not going to resale for...

Fishing: neighborhood fishing, wax worm, size hook
wax worm, size hook, plastic worm: Hi Chris, Well, you could go the easy route and ask the people that you see fishing what that are catching. Otherwise, start a search yourself. I m guessing that the pond is probably full of panfish and Bass. Start out light and work your way up. ...

Fishing: Old rods and reels, geneva ohio, true temper
geneva ohio, true temper, bait casting: Robert, True Temper, Ocean City, and Mohawk made low end affordable fishing tackle. Your rod and reel are from the 30-40$. But, they are very common items. I would estimate both the rod and reel at $5-10 each. Additionally, with the economy down, there...

Fishing: Old Zebco spinners Rod and Reel matched sets, rod eyes, hand reels
rod eyes, hand reels, hand reel: Hello these are fairly common fishing items. Zebco made low cost affordable fishing tackle - in high volumes. The desireable fishing reels were high quality, expensive in there day ($40 in 1920 for instance), a therefore limited in production. The...

Fishing: Orvis graphite fly rod, graphite fly rod, condition thanks
graphite fly rod, condition thanks, orvis: Hi Charlotte, I don t have a lot of information on this particular rod. Most of my reference materials deal with older gear. However, what I have found seems to indicate the rod is still worth about what he paid for it...say in the $150-$200 range depending...

Fishing: old bamboo fly rods, bamboo fly rods, faded image
bamboo fly rods, faded image, northern vermont: Hi Carl, Sounds like these may all be Horrocks-Ibbotson rods. My reference books do not list a Queen Mary model, but they do list a Senate model. If the third one shows signs of the same sort of decal on the rod, it is likely that it is an H-I rod as...

Fishing: old fishing pole, bamboo, fishing
bamboo, fishing, fly: Lonnie, If it is bamboo then the sides are flat. Kingfisher rods were very low level rods made by Montague , then Heddon, according to Bamboo Rod Restoration Handbook by Michael Sinclair Can t help you with the net but I have heard of the name. I have...

Fishing: old fishing rod, Japan, fly
Japan, fly, fishing: Rich, Like the ad says priceless to GIs who bought Japanese Rods ,usually bamboo. Fiberglass rods sold generally form the 50s to the 70s. Originally sold by the thousands to GIs in a light long box with lures and huge flies . Mostly considered trinkets...

Fishing: old garbolino pole, garbolino pole, bold capitals
garbolino pole, bold capitals, coarse fishing: Hi Bill, This is a new one for me. It looks like it is a rod made in the UK for carp and coarse fishing. http://www.garbolinouk.co.uk/rods/float-rods/ Try this link to see what the Garbolino rods are like. Their web site might be a good place to...

Fishing: old rod, Montague, MONTAG
Montague, MONTAG, bamboo: Gus, Its not a bad fishing tool but it is low value according to the rod collectors. They are looked down upon by the collecting community and often they are justified. They were sort of mass produced , rather heavy and very slow. They are not going to resale...

Fishing: old shakespeare fly rod, fly lines, rod model
fly lines, rod model, fly rod: Hi Scott, This rod in Good condition would be valued in the $80-$100 range. It should be fine to fish with the rod as long as there are no cracks or splits in the bamboo. The action will be what we tend to call slow these days. It will probably take...

Fishing: origin of fly rod, South Bend, bamboo
South Bend, bamboo, rod: Bruce, The best research tool for dating is: Bamboo Rod Restoration Handbook by Michael Sinclair He has done a great job of researching , has a large section on South Bend, with pictures of labels that help you pin it down. Price book: Antique & Collectible...

Fishing: Pezon et Michel, Pezon & Michel, Pezon et Michel
Pezon & Michel, Pezon et Michel, bamboo: Eric, I am a bamboo US trout fly rod man . Your rod is little off my radar. It s French casting rod. History http://www.flyanglersonline.com/features/bamboo/part119.php The serial number gives the date of manufacture - so I am guessing your rod...

Fishing: Pfleger Capitol Reels, pfleger, excellent condition
pfleger, excellent condition, mint: Rich your model was made from 1935 thru 1959. The reel its self doesn t generate a lot of collectors interest. $5-15. however with the original box - if the reel and box are mint or near mint, you should be able to get $20-40. its a tough time to sell,...

Fishing: pflueger fishing reel, fishing reel, tackle companies
fishing reel, tackle companies, fishing tackle: Doug, Pflueger (pronounced flew-ger), was one of the big 5 fishing tackle companies dating back into the late 1800s. The reel you have is one of many affordable reels they made, this one is at the lower cost end. Unfortunately, your reels value is very...

Fishing: please help, fishing guide, phone number
fishing guide, phone number, greetings: Greetings, It is not policy for us to give out this kind of information on this forum. Please do a search for a fishing guide for the particular species you are interested in. You will find plenty of contact information for these people. Hook Em ...

Fishing: Quarry, bass in the grass, grass patch
bass in the grass, grass patch, bass fisherman: You should try a bass colored jerkbait. It seems that if there are so many small bass the larger ones should be feeding on them. Also try going to eight lb. flourocarbon and using a more discreet hook. You might also try a softplastic crawfish on a shakey...

Fishing: restoring bamboo fly rods. stripping ferruls,cork grips and reelseats, bamboo, fly
bamboo, fly, fishing: Ben, To remove the finish use a stripper , I often sand or scrape but very lightly after applying the stripper. Strippers :Old Dads , Citristrip , BTX Stripper non water based strippers Reel seats and ferrules too, are often pinned , removing pins usually...

Fishing: Sebago special fly rods, sebago maine, special fly
sebago maine, special fly, joe douglas: Hi John, Yes, I remember the question and I had never heard of that rod and couldn t find anything on it. The two guys that you should ask on this site are Rich McGaughey and Joe Douglas. You can e-mail pictures of the rod to Rich at macsrods@yahoo.com...

Fishing: South Bend #47, South Bend, bamboo
South Bend, bamboo, rod: Lou, No, not a very reliable evaluation from that brief amount of description. If you want to try again: As I say on the All Experts web site: If you are asking for the id or value of an old rod please give a complete description , send pictures especially...

Fishing: South Bend Fly Rod 33RM 9foot, South Bend, bamboo
South Bend, bamboo, line weight: JT SB made bamboo rod models 33 , 336 but not 339, but none of that is relevant if it is not on the rod , socks (fabric holders) don t count. Luck, Mac Please provide feedback, nominations are appreciated. A.H. I am a volunteer not a pyschic....

Fishing: South Bend Oreno 1000, cinci rr, reel prices
cinci rr, reel prices, japan line: Kathy Fishing reel prices relate to the quality and rarity of the reel. The high quality reels were precision made in low volume - in 1920s - top reels were $40....not many could afford that. Your reel, is fairly common high production reel. The reel...

Fishing: South bend fly fishing reel, fly fishing reel, fishing reels
fly fishing reel, fishing reels, gladding: Pierre, Interestingly, Shakespeare made most of the reels sold by South Bend. They are late 60s - 70s reels. You can learn more about fishing reels at this website: http://www.orcaonline.org/ regards Bob Vermillion www.folkartfishinglures.com...

Fishing: South bend rod, South Bend, bamboo
South Bend, bamboo, rod: Mark , The Price book: Antique %26 Collectable Fishing Rods: Identification %26 Value Guide Homel, Dan. 1997 (2nd edition 2000) add about 30% for age of book. Homel gives the 8.5 South Bend model #323 with an extra tip, 3 sections a value of $35, 90...

Fishing: Stung by a catfish, Catfish, Saltwater Catfish
Catfish, Saltwater Catfish, Stings from Saltwater Catfish: Catfish in Florida Saltwater do sting. I am not sure what the results are, but I would go to a Doctor as soon as possible to get this looked at. I believe this is a chemical that is exuded from the top fin near the head. NEVER EVER when taking one of these...

Fishing: south bend #47, mint condition, south bend
mint condition, south bend, excellent condition: Hi Lou, A South Bend #47 would be valued around $175 in Excellent-Mint condition. In Good-Very Good condition the value would be around $100 or so. Vintage is 1935-1950 time period. Excellent condition typically includes original finish in fine condition;...

Fishing: southbend #359-9, South Bend, bamboo
South Bend, bamboo, rod: Bryan, I sold a 359-9 7-2008 for $111, it was in working / fair condition. South Bend rod models were made in three actions; Wet Fly or Trout Action, Bass Action, and Dry Fly Action. The model number designates the rod s grade, or quality and the series...

Fishing: southbend fly rod and reel, fly rod and reel, cardboard tube
fly rod and reel, cardboard tube, gold sticker: Hi Mike, The 59-9 model in Good-Very Good condition, with original bag and tube would be valued in the $100-$130 range. The reel, probably $10 or so. The sticker says Comficient, a South Bend trademark. This rod was built for bass fishing and...

Fishing: ted williams rod, butt section, sears roebuck
butt section, sears roebuck, ted williams: Hi Michael, I assume this is a fiberglass rod sold by Sears & Roebuck. You didn t specify length of the rod, but as a 7wt I also assume it is a fly rod. Ted Williams endorsed outdoor gear dominated the Sears sporting goods section of the stores in the...

Fishing: Value of Hardy Brothers Bamboo Rod, Hardy, fly
Hardy, fly, rod: Richard, L. R. Hardy was a great caster and a nephew or grandson of one the founding Hardys. If 10 is the line size then it is a modern rod made since the 70s. as per the Canadian Hardy and Grays web site http://www.hardyandgreyscanada.com/hardy/roddating.php...

Fishing: Vintage rod and reel, tim barry, carboloy
tim barry, carboloy, fishing reels: Tim, This is a good quality spinning reel that runs in the $15-30 range depending on condition. The 221 is the model number. I am not sure about the S. The rod is a good quality spinning rod. I would estimate it at $50-$75. But pricing right now is...

Fishing: value of coarse fishing rods, bamboo fly rods, coarse fishing
bamboo fly rods, coarse fishing, bamboo rod: Ken the Hardy rod definitely has value, but its out of my expertise, this is a good website for fly rods: http://clarksclassicflyrodforum.yuku.com/forums/69/t/Appraisals-amp-Identification-of-Bamboo-Fly-Rods.html For the bamboo rod, you ll need to...

Fishing: value of a rod, joe douglas, glass blanks
joe douglas, glass blanks, collectability: Hi James, Nice rod and it sounds like it hasn t been used. Unfortunately, those rods aren t really valuable to collectors. I found one on e-bay right now for $37. Yours, in the condition it is in, is worth more than that but probably not much more than...

Fishing: Wards Bamboo fly rod, mail order catalog, bamboo fly rod
mail order catalog, bamboo fly rod, montgomery wards: Hi Rudy, The Bamboo rods sold by Montgomery Wards were typically the lower quality production rods made by some of the mass production rod building companies of the time. They will be average or less in performance, but you can find a good one now and...

Fishing: Wards Thorobred Bamboo Fly Rod, bamboo fly rod, bamboo fly rods
bamboo fly rod, bamboo fly rods, wire tip: Rudy here is a good website to get information on the maker (probably a company like Horrock Ibbotson) http://clarksclassicflyrodforum.yuku.com/forums/69/t/Appraisals-amp-Identification-of-Bamboo-Fly-Rods.html You can get a appraisal on this site,...

Fishing: Wright & McGill #8599, eagle claw rods, denver colo
eagle claw rods, denver colo, fly reel: Hi Ken, I still have not found a lot of information on this rod. Here s what I think with the addition of your input. This rod sounds very much like a fly/spin combination rod. Does the cork/reel seat happen to reverse by unpluggin it and turning...

Fishing: What do I have?, rod varnish, bamboo fly rod
rod varnish, bamboo fly rod, itsself: Hello Sports King was sold by Montgomery Ward. Unfortunately, your it appears one tip as been repaired..since its shorter than the other. I would estimate value on your rod of $10-40 depending on condition of the bamboo finish, winding and reel seat....

Fishing: 1907 Bristol metal fly rod, 1907, Bristol
1907, Bristol, metal: Tom, History : http://www.oldfishingstuff.com/horton_mfg_co.htm Bristol rods are mentioned in Antique %26 Collectable Fishing Rods: Identification %26 Value Guide Homel, Dan. 1997 (2nd edition 2000). Nothing with 1907. These old metal rods are sapiently...

Fishing: 2 split cane rods for valuation, Bampton, Hardy
Bampton, Hardy, bamboo: Peter, Your rods are UK rods. I am a US bamboo fly rod man. But I think I can give you a small direction. 1 E31880 as near as I can determine was made in 1935 , just an estimate . Pictures to macsrods@yahoo.com would help. I would need allot more information...

Fishing: Actionglas rod, rod model, fly rod
rod model, fly rod, decal: Hi Matt, I would try a 7wt and an 8wt line on the rod to see which performs best. I don t have anything that tells me exactly what the line rating is for the rod, but I would expect it to be one of these two. If you don t have access to multiple lines...

Fishing: Age Identification of old fishing pole, coke bottle, fishing poles
coke bottle, fishing poles, fishing pole: Hi Scott, Yes, the rod was made by the Horton Manufacturing Company of Bristol, Conn. They made lots of these extruded steel rods in the telescoping style. It is extruded steel, Horton held many of the original steel rod patents. Most rods were marked...

Fishing: Age Identification of old fishing pole, coke bottle, fishing poles
coke bottle, fishing poles, fishing pole: Hello Scott, If you e-mail this information to me rmsayler AT mtu.edu I can forward it to a friend of mine who has an extensive collection of horton catalogs. Then we can put a definite date on your rod. It may take me a few days to here from him that...

Fishing: abbey fishing rod, quality fly rods, quality rod
quality fly rods, quality rod, fishing rod: Hi Tony, I would assume the rod is one sold by Abbey & Imbrie of New York. A&I was a retailer and had rods made for them by a number of quality rod makers. The company existed from 1875 to about 1930 when it was sold to Horrocks-Ibbotson. My reference...

Fishing: abercrombie&fitchfishing rod, salt water fishing, abercrombie fitch
salt water fishing, abercrombie fitch, boat rod: Hi Bill, Without much more data I ll have to stick with my initial impression that this is an older boat rod for saltwater use. In typical used condition, this type of rod would be valued in the $30-$60 range depending on what it is made of and who made...

Fishing: Bamboo fly rod, bamboo fly rod, ww ii
bamboo fly rod, ww ii, online auctions: Hi Rick, This sounds like another variation of the bamboo rods made in occupied Japan following WW II. Typically, these rods don t have a lot of collector value. You can find them on the online auctions regularly in the $30-$50 range. In unused condtion...

Fishing: Bass fishing using Buzz baits, fish farm ponds, shimano curado
fish farm ponds, shimano curado, buzz baits: Hi there! Sorry for taking forever,just alot of work to be done:] Well as far as a reel would go your right on, either a 6.2-1 gear ratio or a 7.1 gear ratio will work just fine. A really good reel would be a shimano curado CU200E7 or if you prefer CU201E7...

Fishing: Bream, next full moon, bony plate
next full moon, bony plate, southwest georgia: Shellcracker usually spawn a little earlier than brim. Here in south Georgia they start spawning in march if it is warm for a week or so. They are harder to find then but when you find them you will have a great time. They spawn again in April, May and...

Fishing: Brooklure No. 35 Reel, joe douglas, e bay
joe douglas, e bay, thanks in advance: Hi David, I m not really the collectables expert here. I know that the reel is probably from the late forties or fifties. Unfortunately, they aren t worth a lot of money. There are a bunch on e-bay for $10-$40. The guy to ask is Joe Douglas on this...

Fishing: bamboo fly rod, J.E. Brynildson Rod Co., bamboo
J.E. Brynildson Rod Co., bamboo, rod: Shane, I put J.E. Brynildson Rod Co in to google and found this : J.E. Brynildson Rod Co. 41 W. Curtis St. Bells, TN 38006 Tel: 731-663-0555 jbrodc@cs.com (?probably an e-mail) Owner: Jeremy E. Brynildson Full time maker of fine handcrafted classic...

Fishing: bamboo fly rod, bamboo fly rod, nobody answers
bamboo fly rod, nobody answers, bamboo rod: Shane, Try that phone number early in the day. You could ask the internet site for bamboo rod makers: http://smtp.goldrush.com/mailman/listinfo/rodmakers Also you could ask the collecting community: http://clarksclassicflyrodforum.yuku.com/ Luck, Ma...

Fishing: bamboo rod number 6, dw vom hofe and son, jeffrey edward, quality rods
jeffrey edward, quality rods, bamboo rod: Hi Jeffrey, Edward vom Hofe bamboo boat rods are considered quality rods and seem to be increasing in value as people discover how well they fish. Condition is critical, but assuming these rods are in Good condition, this model would be in the $150-$250...

Fishing: Champion Bamboo Rod, Japanese, bamboo
Japanese, bamboo, fishing: Tim, It appears to be Japanese rod. I don t know how old you are but when I was a kid in the 50s Japanese made trinkets to survive . Made in Japan was synonymous with junk. Originally sold by the thousands to GIs in a light long box with lures and huge flies...

Fishing: Charles Ritz fly rod, charles ritz, lee wulff
charles ritz, lee wulff, norm thompson: Hi John, Sounds interesting. Definitely not a piece of junk. The early Garcia-Conolon fiberglass rods included rods specifically designed by Lee Wulff and by Charles Ritz. Ritz did also design a rod for Lee Wulff marketed by Garcia. Norm Thompson Outfitters...

Fishing: cane rod and lures, cane fly rod, tonkin cane
cane fly rod, tonkin cane, cane rod: H-I flyrods were high production lower quality rods, the fact the tip is broken further hurts the value. I would put it in the $10-20 range. The Chase A Bugs on the otherhand are of interest to collectors. I would expect them to sell in the $50-$75 range...

Fishing: changing the handle on a fishing rod, pistol grip, butt end
pistol grip, butt end, seat components: Hi George, Yes, the handle can be changed. It may or may not be possible to utilize any of the existing handle and reel seat components. You need to locate a rod builder in your area and get an estimate of cost to make the change you want. At minimum,...

Fishing: Fenwick Feralite - rebuilding, ceramic ring, ceramic rings
ceramic ring, ceramic rings, fly line: Hi Ken, There should be a number of acceptable guides for this task. There are single foot guides with ceramic rings made specifically for fly rods...for example. Also, any single foot, ceramic ring guide suitable for light spinning use would work fine....

Fishing: Fenwick Fiberglass Fly Rod Value, fenwick rods, pvc rod
fenwick rods, pvc rod, graphite rod: Hi Mark, You seem to have things under control. It is a 7 6 rod in 6wt and 2-piece configuration. It likely came originally in one of those brown triangular shaped plastic tubes with the Fenwick logo on it. They are not hard to find if you want to change...

Fishing: FISHING ON LAKE SEMINOLE, fishing areas, plan a 3
fishing areas, plan a 3, lake seminole: Tonya; I had the answer all typed up and my computer crashed. I couldn t get it fixed until this morning. Sorry. There are two places that I know of on this lake that have boat rental. The first one is Wingate s Marina (229)246-0658 on the South side...

Fishing: FISHING ROD, swamp fox, mitchell 300
swamp fox, mitchell 300, fishing rod: Hello charles, Your rod is probably worth around $75, if you have the tube and bag that came with it this number gets higher. The mitchell 300 is a very common reel and a ton of them were made, you could probably get around $20 for it. Have a good Day,...

Fishing: Fishing Reel, closed face reel, ebay
closed face reel, ebay, fishing reel: Hello Bill, I would guess that you are refering to the Fre-line spinning reel. These were made by Wright and Mcgill. They were introduced in 1957. I m not sure how long they were made for but they are no longer made today. They do show up on...

Fishing: Charles Ritz fly rod, pacific steelhead, charles ritz
Fishing: Charles Ritz fly rod, pacific steelhead, charles ritz, norm thompson catalog

Fishing: changing the handle on a fishing rod, pistol grip, ugly stick
Fishing: changing the handle on a fishing rod, pistol grip, ugly stick, straight swap

Fishing: H-I Fly Reel No.1882, fly reel, fly
Fishing: H-I Fly Reel No.1882, fly reel, fly

Fishing: JC Higgins rods, pistol grip, jc higgins
Fishing: JC Higgins rods, pistol grip, jc higgins, steel rods

Fishing: Sakura Fly fishing kit, cowboy boots, casting rod
Fishing: Sakura Fly fishing kit, cowboy boots, casting rod

Fishing: split in bamboo fly rod
Fishing: split in bamboo fly rod

Fishing: fishing equipment, hook holder, fishing equipment
hook holder, fishing equipment, 100 years: Hi Adrienne, You stumped me. I checked the books I have and came up empty. That said, I am not really the collector expert on this site. There are a couple other in the fishing category and some antique people who may be able to help you. Sorry....

Fishing: fishing trip, best fishing spots, wolf river
best fishing spots, wolf river, fishing trip: Greetings, I would like to request a little more information from you. Are you looking for an ice fishing trip? Most gamefishing is closed in Wisconsin that time of the year, but there are a few places available. For open water, that time of the year...

Fishing: fishing the Wisconsin River, wing dams, fishing hotspots
wing dams, fishing hotspots, deep holes: Hi Ted, I don t know any of the specifics of this stretch of the Wisconsin. I d check into Fishing Hotspots and see if they have a map of this stretch. I know that I ve seen about 5 different stretches mapped by them. My other suggestion would be...

Fishing: fly fishing rod, bamboo fly rod, fishing rod
bamboo fly rod, fishing rod, mint condition: Hi Greg, The Vernley was one of the better quality H-I rods. Collector value depends on the condition of the rod, whether or not your have all four rod sections, whether or not you have the original rod bag and rod tube, and the condition of the bag and...

Fishing: gators, gators, dangers of
gators, dangers of, never mess with them: Chris; The lake I live on and fish a lot has thousands of gators. I have seen them up to 15 feet long I fish from a boat and have seen many many of them in the water where I am fishing. Mostly they move away when you approach but if there are babys around...

Fishing: H-I Fly Reel No.1882, spare spool, joe douglas
spare spool, joe douglas, slim chance: Hi Michael, Yes, those have been long discontinued. I m guessing it s from the 1950,s. Maybe a little older. There is a chance to find a spool from an antique tackle collector. But probably a slim chance. Joe Douglas on this site is the expert on old...

Fishing: Heddon Fly Rod, joe douglas, tubular glass
joe douglas, tubular glass, joe thanks: Hi Mark, I am not the expert on collectable tackle. The guy who is would be Joe Douglas on this site. He will have some answers for you. It s probably 50 s and 60 s. Unfortunately, the glass rods aren t worth much. If you can include a picture of...

Fishing: Heddon split bamboo fly rod, Heddon, 20
Heddon, 20, bamboo: Mark, Price book: Antique & Collectible Fishing Rods: Identification & Value Guide Homel, Dan. 1997 (2nd edition 2000) add about 30% for age of book. Homel gives the #20 Bill Stanley Heddon fly rod 8 1 /2 with an extra tip, 3 sections the value of...

Fishing: Hi fly fishing outfit, Ike WALTON, fiberglass
Ike WALTON, fiberglass, fishing: Robin, I am assuming it is not a fly rod (reel below handle ) but is a casting rod (reel above handle). I am pretty sure it was made by Horrocks-Ibbotson Co. which is in Utica, which is strike 2 because they had a model fly rod of that name, just a guess....

Fishing: hardys fly rod, Hardy, value
Hardy, value, bamboo: Jayne, I wish I could help you more but I am a Western US bamboo fly rod guy. ebay-UK would be one place to sell or price it . As I am not in the UK I can t really advise very well on you where to price it, but here s some thoughts; Try the library...

Fishing: heddon fly rod, fly rod, hi bob
fly rod, hi bob, fiberglass: Hi Bob, This model was made in the 1960s and was advertized as 1/3 lighter than the regular Heddon fiberglass fly rods. It cost $27.95 when new. If it is Good-Very Good condition, it is probably still worth $20-$40 today. If it s like new, maybe up to...

Fishing: heddon fly rod, fiberglass rods, glass rods
fiberglass rods, glass rods, tubular glass: Hi Mark, Thanks for the pictures, they help. Value is probably still in the same range. The rod appears to be one of the early Heddon fiberglass rods made in the early 1950s. The handle, reel seat, ferrules and silk wrapping all match the Heddon...

Fishing: Info on rod maker, bamboo flyrods, bamboo fly rod
bamboo flyrods, bamboo fly rod, bells tn: Hi Shane, J.E. Brynildson Rod Co. 41 W. Curtis St. Bells, TN 38006 jbrodc@cs.com Owner: Jeremy E. Brynildson Full time maker of fine handcrafted classic split bamboo flyrods of timeless beauty. This is from an internet search and a recent listing...

Fishing: JC Higgins, ryan sears, jc higgins
ryan sears, jc higgins: Ryan, Sears didnt actually make any lures, reels, etc. They were made by various manufacturers, so it wouldnt surprise me if a lure was stamped/marked one way vs. the other. From a collectors stand point, this wouldnt generate any additional interest...

Fishing: JC Higgins rods, steel rod, square not round
steel rod, square not round, short casting rod: Sherry; I am mostly ignorant about such things. I did have a square steel rod at one time many years ago. I do not remember where it came from or where it eventually went. It was my first casting rod. I sent for a new Heddon Pal reel to put on it and...

Fishing: Martin Spin Casting Fishing Reel, fishing reel, fishing license
fishing reel, fishing license, spin casting: kevin I am going to recommend you post on this fishing reel site http://orcaonline.org/ I think your reel is going to be $20 -40 because you have the original box. If the fishing license is a button, it might have some collector value as well. ...

Fishing: montague bamboo spinning, fly rods, spinning rod
fly rods, spinning rod, mint condition: Hi Steven, Montague made lots of bamboo spinning and casting rods, but certainly nowhere near the number of fly rods that were made in their factory. A spinning rod in Excellent-Mint condition would be valued in the $150-$175 range. This one would be...

Fishing: OLD bamboo fly and older spinning, elbow grease, automotive paint
elbow grease, automotive paint, bamboo rod: Hi Anthony, I assume you broke one of the two tips on the bamboo rod. I would need to know more about the damage to be able to tell you what to do next. Perhaps you could take some pictures and email them to me at joe@rodbuildersinternational.com and...

Fishing: Old Metal fishing Rods, true temper, fishing rods
true temper, fishing rods, online auctions: Hi Wayne, Typically, the old steel rods don t have much collector value. Values for these rods in Good-Very Good condition, based on my reference books, would likely be: True Temper in the $10-$20 range. Bristol telescoping in the $10-$20 range....

Fishing: Orvis Reels made in England, orvis reels, web bulletin
orvis reels, web bulletin, view id: My advise would be to take some pictures and post them on http://clarksclassicflyrodforum.yuku.com/forum/view/id/72 or http://orcaonline.org/v-web/bulletin/bb/index.php These are both forums specifically about reels. Otherwise maybe find...

Fishing: Orvis Ultra light, fly rod case, bamboo fly rod
fly rod case, bamboo fly rod, bamboo rods: Hi Mike, Sounds like you do indeed have an Ultralight by Orvis. Orvis is still building bamboo rods so I imagine you can get a lot more information directly from them by inquiring through their web site. As to value, condition is critical but this model...

Fishing: old fishing rod, horrocks ibbotson, butt end
horrocks ibbotson, butt end, boat rod: Hi Jim, This is an older Horrocks-Ibbotson boat rod typically used for saltwater fishing. Probably dates from the 1920s-1940s or so. The inscription should be in white ink with the name running toward the handle. The name should be Peconic and may...

Fishing: old fly rod, bamboo fly rods, horrocks ibbotson
bamboo fly rods, horrocks ibbotson, quality rods: Hi Rickey, The old Union Hardware labeled bamboo fly rods are likely from the 1930s-1940s time frame. They were most likely made for Union Hardware by one of the big mass production houses like Montague or Horrocks-Ibbotson, I m not certain which maker...

Fishing: very old rod, e f payne rod company, abercrombie fitch
e f payne rod company, abercrombie fitch, valuable antiques: Hi Gary, E.F. Payne rods, even those sold by Abercrombie & Fitch, are valuable antiques. In near original condition, the value can be significant. Perhaps you can provide some additional information to help determine the specific model? Jim Payne took...

Fishing: Pfluger Supreme Model 510, free spool, pfluger
free spool, pfluger, good shape: Hello David, The Supreme 510 was made after shakespeare bought pflueger in 1968, I can t tell you much about it without pictures but it is worth around $35 to $40 in good shape. More if you have the box and soft case it origially came in. Robin...

Fishing: pfluger granit rod&reel old 3ft tall, butt end, lake seminole
butt end, lake seminole, reel seat: Bobby; I am not an expert on old rods and reels. About all I can tell you is for you to try to contact the maker of the rod if the company name is on it anyplace. If there is no name on it try looking for antique fishing tackle on the web. One other possibility...

Fishing: Rebuilding a Battenkill, Battenkill, repair
Battenkill, repair, bamboo: Jim, First to remove a ferrule - make sure there is not a pin / nail . If the pin is not removed then the heat gun won t work. Number one try pulling with hands only – don t use pliers or tools . If that doesn t work apply just a little heat - Use a non...

Fishing: WHAT IS THE MAKE OF THIS ROD, wooden shaft, butt cap
wooden shaft, butt cap, ingraving: Hi Brad, I can t tell much from the picture except that it has the appearance of rods made in England and also by many of the early American and Canadian rod makers. If you can provide additional information, I might be able to identify the maker...and...

Fishing: Rod, tru temper, reel holder
tru temper, reel holder, appriciate: Hello, I can tell you that the patent on your rod is for the spring loaded reel holder. This patent was filed in 1936 so I would put a date on your rod in the late 1930 s to 1940 s. Steel rods don t really get the appriciate in the collecting world that...

Fishing: reels, mess on your hands, lb line
mess on your hands, lb line, tight lines: Kyle, You could use smaller line on these reels without hurting the reel. You will need to make sure that the line is not thin enough to get trapped between the spool flange and side plate of the reel. If your line is thin enough to get between there...

Fishing: rod history and approximate value, Hardy, value
Hardy, value, bamboo: Tony, I can t help you much without a serial number , neither are you going to resale it for much or at all for the same reason. Here s some places to research: wish I could help you more but I am a Western US bamboo fly rod guy. ebay-UK would be one...

Fishing: rod and reel, sears roebuck and co, higgins line
sears roebuck and co, higgins line, fly reels: KEvin South Bend Oreno Matics are on the lower end of collectables...especially automatic fly reels. So values are $5-$15, more if you have the original box I would recommend posting a question on Orca Fishing Reels - Reel talk section to get accurate...

Fishing: rods, lb line, saltwater rods
lb line, saltwater rods, heavy action: Hi Robert, I seem to always have trouble finding much on the older Gracia Conolon rods. These sound like saltwater rods to me and probably in the $30-$50 range for value...but, That is only a guess. You might try posting a question on one of the discussion...

Fishing: Sakura Fly fishing kit, Japanese, bamboo
Japanese, bamboo, fly: James, I don t know how old you are but when I was a kid in the 50s Japanese made trinkets to survive . Made in Japan was synonymous with junk. Originally sold by the thousands to GIs in a light long box with lures and huge flies . Mostly considered trinkets,...

Fishing: Shakespeare Wonder Rod, aluminum tube, fishing rods
aluminum tube, fishing rods, comparable quality: Hi Kevin, This rod is a trout model as designated by the T in the model number. It should handle either a 7wt or 6wt line in modern terms depending on rod length. If it is the 7 9 model use the lighter line, if the 8 6 model use the 7wt. Collector...

Fishing: Steelhead fishing with bamboo, bamboo fly rod, dt line
bamboo fly rod, dt line, pound fish: Hi Darren, I generally would recommend a 9 weight for Steelhead, and not less than an 8. I don t know if it would be irresponsible, but you may blow it up!!! I m not sure where you are steelhead fishing. Here on the Great Lakes you get into 10-15 pound...

Fishing: salmon fly rod, salmon fly, vintage rods
salmon fly, vintage rods, air rifles: Hi Jen, I have no data on this rod. I did find that Milbro (Millard Brothers) is still an active company dealing mostly in air rifles these days. You may be able to contact them directly and gather some information on their vinatge rods. I did also...

Fishing: split in bamboo fly rod, bamboo fly rod, glue line
bamboo fly rod, glue line, glue lines: Hi Brian, Let s go back to the first comment where I said this is not a simple repair. If all you do is work some epoxy into the split the likely outcome is that the rod, when put under stress like casting or playing a fish, will break along that split...

Fishing: steel fishing rods, bait caster, steel models
bait caster, steel models, fiberglass rods: The best I can guess, is that when fiberglass rods started getting more popular than steel ones companies tried to dress up some of there steel models to try to compete with the fiberglass rods. Heddon also made steel rods with a finish that made them look...

Fishing: steel fishing rods, bait caster, enamel paint
bait caster, enamel paint, true temper: Hi Charlie, Thanks for the upgrade...I m no expert on steel rods, but I do know a little about them. I would love to see the book. Let me know when it is available. Do you need a proofreader? That rod is too early for plastic...I believe...but it...

Fishing: Thomas & Thomas Deerfield Special, sayler, thomas thomas
sayler, thomas thomas, xl: Hello Bruce, I really don t know too much about Thomas and Thomas rods. I know they are very high quality and are fairly expensive. I wish I could tell you more about the company and manufacture date. The one thing I can tell you is that you have...

Fishing: telescopic fly rod., bamboo fly rods, sears roebuck
bamboo fly rods, sears roebuck, higgins line: Larry Your rod is approximately 1930s thru 1950s, when fiberglass replaced metal as the low cost material. Sears didnt make rods, but they were made by multiple manufacturers under the Higgins line. Most of the collectors interest is in high quality...

Fishing: tonkin/montague bamboo 2 piece casting pole, casting rod, boat rod
casting rod, boat rod, model casting: Hi Debbie, It depends a bit on which model casting rod this one is. A rough average for a Montague casting rod (this one sound slike it is a boat rod) in very good condition is in the $40-$60 range. Thanks, Joe Rod Builders Institute - rod building...

Fishing: I could use some help., patent numbers, fishing pole
patent numbers, fishing pole, reel seat: Hi Josh, I m going to assume that this is a casting rod and the numbers you found are on the metal reel seat. If this is so, there should be a number written on the rod just in front of the fore grip in black ink. The Heddon name should be written on...

Fishing: Vintage 10ft #17 Bamboo Fly Rod, Heddon, bamboo
Heddon, bamboo, rod: Gloria, I assume it is a bamboo fly rod . Flat sided with the reel below the handle. You can read about the history of Heddon : http://home.myfairpoint.net/and96jac/fishnbanjossliceoflifeincyberspacecopy/id19.html Books (might be at the library) Antique...

Fishing: value of bamboo fly rod, South Bend, southbend
South Bend, southbend, 346: Terry, Price Book: Antique %26 Collectible Fishing Rods: Identification %26 Value Guide Homel, Dan. 1997 (2nd edition 2000) add about 30% for age of book. You didn t give the length of the 346 so I am assuming it is 9 foot. Homel gives the South Bend...

Fishing: vintage fly reels, mohawk ny, best bet
mohawk ny, best bet, good shape: Hello Isaac, unfortunatly you won t get rich selling your grandfathers things. The tackle box has some value, if it is in good shape you could get over $100 for the box. The reels could also fetch you some money if they are in good shape. I would say your...

Fishing: What is it worth, Wright & McGill, Eagle
Wright & McGill, Eagle, Claw: Cassidy, It is not vintage nor collectable - so not worth much. Strike one -it s fiberglass - collectors aren t seeking them . Here s fiberglass information sites http://fiberglass-fly-rods.pbwiki.com/ http://www.fiberglassflyrodders.info/ Be wary...

Fishing: wright mcgill fly rod, bamboo fly rods, reel holder
bamboo fly rods, reel holder, fly rod: richard sorry for the delay. 7 1/2 is the length of the flyrod. 4A is a recommendation of the weight line to use. 4A is a lighter weight line that would be used for small trout, etc. It is set up to cast light to medium weight flies. usually there is...

Fishing: 8 foot split bamboo fly pole, bamboo, fly
bamboo, fly, rod: Kenneth Here s the history : (from http://www.dunton.org/archive/SewellDuntonRods/index.htm# Sewell N. Dunton & Son, Inc. is not the best known rod maker, but their work commands some attention from among historic fishing gear collectors. The genealogy...

Fishing: Antique bamboo fly rod, bamboo fly rod, rod models
bamboo fly rod, rod models, best guess: Hi Raymond, Sorry, I thought I did this earlier. The trade rods most likely were made with bamboo and components from the middle of the Heddon lineup. Assuming this a typical 9 0 rod with both tips in Good-Very Good condition would be valued in the...

Fishing: Antique Fishing rod, Milbro, Goliath
Milbro, Goliath, 8-9ft: Paul, Sure wish I could tell you it s valuable. Neither Milbro nor Goliath is in my memory or books including: Price Book: Antique & Collectible Fishing Rods: Identification & Value Guide Homel, Dan. 1997 (2nd edition 2000# add about 30% for age of book....

Fishing: bamboo/cane pole, horrocks ibbotson, frost company
horrocks ibbotson, frost company, cane pole: Hi Tom, Let me get it straight...this is an H.J. Frost & Company bamboo rod that is labeled as a Sea Bright model...correct? I assume that is correct. The Frost company rods were made by Horrocks-Ibbotson and don t seem to have much collector interest...

Fishing: bamboo fly rod, bamboo fly rod, th ability
bamboo fly rod, th ability, extra tip: Hi Jodi, Can you provide a little more descriptive data on the rod? Value depends on identifying the maker of the rod, the actual type of rod and model, and the condition of the rod. Do you know if it is a fly rod, spinning rod or casting rod? Is...

Fishing: bamboo fly/spinning rod, rod storage, ww ii
rod storage, ww ii, wood boxes: Hi Pat, Sounds like one of the bamboo rod sets that were made in occupied Japan after WW II. These were usually put up in balsa wood boxes with rod storage and a bunch of items like flies, bobbers, line, nippers and assorted useful fishing items. These...

Fishing: crappie, tasty fish, creek arm
tasty fish, creek arm, chatahoochee: Allen, I must admit that I am not the best person to answer your question because I am not familiar with the area from About Wingates upriver to Bainbridge. I have had some good catches of crappie in the Flint River near the mouth of Spring Creek and up the...

Fishing: eagle six piece split cane rod, cane rod, ww ii
cane rod, ww ii, rod storage: Hi Jamie, This is very much the same thing as the previous question so I have copied parts of that answer here. Only one picture comes through on these pages. Sounds like one of the bamboo rod sets that were made in occupied Japan after WW II. These...

Fishing: FISHING ROD, sears and roebuck, sears and roebuck company
sears and roebuck, sears and roebuck company, jc higgins: Hi Evan, Sears did not make fishing rods, but they did sell rods marked as Sears that were made by other companies. You have a telescoping rod made of steel. It was probably made by a company like American Fork & Hoe, Horton Manufacturing or Orchards...

Fishing: Fishing Rod, fishing rod, early glass
fishing rod, early glass, glass rod: Hi Gene, I do not find anything that ties the 2C23MC to a Jim Green model rod; but I also did not find anything that refites that possibility. Basically, I don t know on that one and can t find anything that helps. If it is an early glass rod, it would...

Fishing: Fishing Rod, bait caster, geneva ohio
bait caster, geneva ohio, nflcc: Haley, True Temper formed out of American Fork and Hoe in 1949. The made shafts for fishing, golf , ski poles etc. The rod is probably from the 50s before fiberglass replaced steel they are very common so they don t command much value to collectors $5...

Fishing: Fishing Rods, bamboo fly rod, fishing rods
bamboo fly rod, fishing rods, mint condition: Jodi, the Bristol telescoping rod will run $20-$30 with the original bag. The Hurd Supercaster will run $100 to $125 in mint condition with the original bag....$75 range if there is wear. The Shakespeare bamboo fly rod is $30-60 range. Precise condition...

Fishing: FLY FISHING REEL, fishing reel, winders
fishing reel, winders, excellent condition: Hi KEH, I assume this is an autowinding reel. I don t have a listing for this model number, but I do for other models in the 1830-1840 range. Vaule is not high on the auto winders. In excellent condition it is probably in the $15-$20 range. Thanks,...

Fishing: Fly rod identification?, horrocks ibbotson, air force logo
horrocks ibbotson, air force logo, collector interest: Hi Butch, The JS Johnson sporting goods company in baltimore, MD sold a line of rods that included the Pequea Tribe model name. The bamboo rods they sold were private label rods made by Heddon. A 7 0 Heddon made bamboo rod would have two tip sections...

Fishing: fly rod, fishing rod, turville
Fishing: fly rod, fishing rod, turville, granddaughter

Fishing: L.L. Bean Vintage Bamboo Rod, kingfisher, insertions
Fishing: L.L. Bean Vintage Bamboo Rod, kingfisher, insertions

Fishing: Rare Ray Scott Pro Model Rod
Fishing: Rare Ray Scott Pro Model Rod

Fishing: Russ Peak Spinning Rod, signiture, goodman
Fishing: Russ Peak Spinning Rod, signiture, goodman

Fishing: Wright & McGill Granger Favorite Bamboo Fly Rod, denver co usa, screw cap
Fishing: Wright & McGill Granger Favorite Bamboo Fly Rod, denver co usa, screw cap, gold accents

Fishing: Zangi v3 fishing reel?, fishing reels, diecast metal
Fishing: Zangi v3 fishing reel?, fishing reels, diecast metal, 3v

Fishing: fenwick feralite fly rod, fenwick rods, pflueger medalist
fenwick rods, pflueger medalist, old fellow: Hi Chad, Looks like you found a nice rod at the yard sale. The Fenwick rods are very nice rods to fish with and a nice pack rod like this should be easy to transport as well. Good job. It is probably rated as a 7/8/9 which means you will be safe using...

Fishing: fenwick, wright and mcgill, fenwick rods, fishing supplies
fenwick rods, fishing supplies, mcgill: Hi Randy, A little more data will help. Are these spinning rods, casting rods or fly rods. I m not familiar with the numbers so i assume they are not fly rods. How long is each rod and how many pieces? Is the W-M rod one of the pack rods? The yellow...

Fishing: fishing wool, sheep wool, tying materials
sheep wool, tying materials, material suppliers: Hi Dave, I am guessing that you are talking about fly tying materials. I think that most of the wool used for egg imitations is regular old sheep wool. You buy it by the square. Most people now use synthetics like Glo-Bug yarn. The colors are more vivid....

Fishing: fly reels
Thomas, I am not sure of the question your asking? These are relatively common reels that were low cost in their day. They run $5 to $10 each. The Marhoff is the best item - $10. If you have the original box it would go in the $30s or $40s. regards,...

Fishing: fly rod, bamboo rod restoration handbook, bamboo fly rod
bamboo rod restoration handbook, bamboo fly rod, michael sinclair: Barbara, I would need more details - especially a picture of the words , labels and duracane . Where are the labels you refer to ? on the rod ? JM Turville is an Australian sporting v=goods - virtual unknown for bamboo and US fishing gear. How many...

Fishing: fly rod, fly rod, fishing
fly rod, fishing, bamboo: Steve, You have a bamboo - I assume fly rod made for A&E by Horricks-Ibbotson, a low quality maker in NY. I am also assuming the word Brookside is written on the butt section. To date it I need a detailed description of the logos on the rod and pictures...

Fishing: fly rod, extra tip, actual condition
extra tip, actual condition, mint condition: Hi Rick, The model 1360 in 9 0 length with the extra tip, bag and rod tube in Good-very Good condition would be valued in the $85-$125 range; in Excellent-Mint condition in the $145-$200 range. Value depends on the actual condition of the rod, bag and...

Fishing: fly rod, Silaflex, fiberglass
Silaflex, fiberglass, fly: Bill Japanese Bamboo Rod: Originally sold by the thousands to GIs in a light long box with lures and huge flies . Mostly considered trinkets by collectors but memorial to GIs , they have little resale or fishing value. I have never seen any written history...

Fishing: fly rod tip, line customer service, service feature
line customer service, service feature, rod tip: Hi Jerome, Unless it was broke fighting a fish, it probably isn t under warranty. As far as getting a new tip, it s worth a try to ask Cabelas. They have a great on-line customer service feature and I have received answers back within the same day. ...

Fishing: fly rod value, trout rod, dry fly
trout rod, dry fly, actual condition: Hi James, This one is a bass and trout rod but it is also fairly stout, like 8wt or 9wt. It should be a good rod to fish with with the right line on it. I don t think the model was made for long. Value would be in the $30-$60 range depending on actual...

Fishing: forked rod?, mint condition, com web site
mint condition, com web site: Hi Ray, I don t have any specific information on this rod, but I suspect it does have value in the $40-$70 range. You might try posting a note offering it for sale on the fiberglassflyrodders.com web site. The folks who visit that site may be interested...

Fishing: found fly reel, fishing rods and reels, fly reel
fishing rods and reels, fly reel, fly reels: Ralph, Union Hardware made low cost steel fishing rods and reels in the teens and 1920s. They mainly made low cost reels to compete with Montague, etc. They made both casting and fly reels. Your reel would sell for $5 - $20 depending on condition. It...

Fishing: Garcia Fly Rod, fly rod, fly line
fly rod, fly line, glass rods: Hi Douglas, Garcia Corporation manufactured and sold fiberglass fly rods in the 1965-1975 time period so your rod would have been made during that period. Most of the older glass rods work pretty well with a 6wt or 7wt fly line. Value of the rod will...

Fishing: Gliebe 297, greenheart wood, frost company
greenheart wood, frost company, ceramic inserts: Hi Robert, I doubt there is much difference in value estimate for your rod, probably somehting in the $25-$40 range. The all wood rod is most likely an older greenheart wood rod sold by the H. J. Frost & Company organization in New York City. This company...

Fishing: Great Lakes #1 Spincast Reel., pamplet, fishing tackle
pamplet, fishing tackle, mid level: ron, Great Lakes was a mid level size company, that made fishing tackle from the 50s to the 70s. I believe your reel was made in the 1950s, but I recommend posting a question at ORCA. http://www.orcaonline.org/ On the page is a link for Reel Talk...

Fishing: Great Lakes Products Rod, ebay, steel reel
ebay, steel reel, reel combo: Bill the Whirlaway was an integral rod and reel. The early versions are selling for closer to $50, later version below that. If you have the original box they would be in the $75 to $100 range. In general values on fishing tackle are down with the economy....

Fishing: gambles hiawatha reel, cork center, fishing reel
cork center, fishing reel, brass construction: Jim The fishing reel is a high volume, low cost reel in its day. These reels are really common and sell between $5-10. The cork center is an add on to reduce the amount of line wound on the reel. The rod is fairly common, they run $15 to $30. Both...

Fishing: H-I Fish rod, tonkin cane, dish soap
tonkin cane, dish soap, butt section: Hi Frank, First, are both of thjese rods made of bamboo? The H-I fly rod you describe was made in the 1945-1950 time frame. It should also have a model name or number written on the butt section of the rod in white ink. If not, please tell me what color...

Fishing: Heddon Black Beauty Split Bamboo Fly Rod, Heddon, Black
Heddon, Black, Beauty: Russ, The Heddon Black Beauty is more collectible than the Granger Favorite. Probably purchased thru Sears. If Heddon is written across the flats than the dates are 1939 to 1950 , if the model name and Heddon is written on the flats then it is 1951 or...

Fishing: Heddon Premier Bamboo Fly Rod, bamboo fly rod, bamboo fly rods
bamboo fly rod, bamboo fly rods, sears stores: Hi William, Sure. The Premier #115 and the Expert #125 were two rod models made by Heddon exclusively for Sears & Roebuck. They are private label rods not actually part of the Heddon offerings. Sears got a better price on the rods in exchange for allowing...

Fishing: IDENTIFY A KINGFISHER ROD, KINGFISHER, fishing
KINGFISHER, fishing, ROD: Sam Kingfisher sold the rods made by Montague. It is not a quality enough rod to have a serial number.A model might pin down history and value but it is importunely predictably low value. Books: Price Book: Antique & Collectible Fishing Rods: Identification...

Fishing: Identifying a glass steelhead rod, one of the pioneers, joe douglas
one of the pioneers, joe douglas, fishing rod: Hi Gene, I don t feel qualified to answer this because you could have something special here. Jim Green was one of the pioneers of Fenwick. I am guessing late 1950 s. Please run this past Joe Douglas on this site and some digital photos would help him....

Fishing: identify rod, split bamboo rod, tonkin cane
split bamboo rod, tonkin cane, bamboo fly rods: Hi Erica, Your rod was sold by Union Hardware Company or Torrington, Conn, USA. It was probably made by another company under contract to Union Hardware to supply trade rods labeled as union Hardware. Bamboo fly rods sold by U-H typically are 8 6 or 9...

Fishing: J. S. Sharpe Bamboo Fly Rod, J. S. Sharpe, Bamboo
J. S. Sharpe, Bamboo, Fly: John, I have a Scottie 10 ft on my bench for ferrule repair and restoration. I like them - They are not in my usual field of vision. They are English sold at Farlows of London and Scotland. I usually see US rods - mostly western 20th century Price Book:...

Fishing: Kennedy Bros. Arms Co. Mpls./St.Paul Bamboo fly rod, bamboo fly rod, rod models
bamboo fly rod, rod models, extra tip: Hi Ray, The trade rods most likely were made with bamboo and components from the middle of the Heddon lineup. Assuming this a typical 9 0 rod with both tips in Good-Very Good condition would be valued in the $150-$250 range; in Excellent-Mint condition...

Fishing: L.L. Bean Vintage Bamboo Rod, butt section, boat rod
butt section, boat rod, bamboo rod: Hi Charlee, L.L Bean did not make fishing rods. They acquired the rods they sold with their name on them from other companies that did make rods under what are called private label agreements. The other company made the rod and put the L.L Bean name on...

Fishing: Metal Fly Rod, horrocks ibbotson, fly rod
horrocks ibbotson, fly rod, sporting goods stores: Hi Dennis, You have an extruded steel fly rod made by Defiance Steel for Horrocks-Ibbotson to sell under their name. It would have been made in the 1920s-1930s time frame. It may be telescopic or it may be multiple sections that come apart with metal...

Fishing: Old J C Higgins Bamboo casting pole, deep sea fishing, horrocks ibbotson
deep sea fishing, horrocks ibbotson, trout stream: Hi Kathy, The rod was most likely made by horrocks-Ibbotson for Sears and labeled J.C. higgins which was/is a brand name Sears used for sporting goods. You are correct in assuming it is a saltwater rod, possibly a trolling rod, used for bigger game than...

Fishing: very old bristol fishing pole, Bristol, fishing
Bristol, fishing, rod: Carol, History : http://www.oldfishingstuff.com/horton_mfg_co.htm Bristol rods are mentioned in Antique & Collectable Fishing Rods: Identification & Value Guide Homel, Dan. 1997 (2nd edition 2000). These old metal rods are essentially worthless unless...

Fishing: old rod, oxford square, nflcc
oxford square, nflcc, patent numbers: Charlie, I believe your rod was made by American Fork and Hoe. Its most likely pre WWII in vintage (before fiberglass was made, more economical then bamboo to make). A lot of companies ventured into side businesses like fishing rods during the 1920s. ...

Fishing: Pflueger Akron part, shop ebay, screw sizes
shop ebay, screw sizes, nflcc: Steve, I am not sure of the screw sizes, however should be able to easily get replacement screws by posting a request for parts at one of these two sites Joes Old Fishing lures go to the bottom of the page to post: http://www.joesoldlures.com/wwwboard/...

Fishing: Practice on Lake Seminole 12th Oct, lake seminole, fishing trip
lake seminole, fishing trip, muskies: Shandon, sounds good to me about fishing next week anytime except Friday Oct. 15 as I must go to the doctor on that date. Monday thru Thursday will be great. Let me know when you get here. My land line phone number is 229-861-2366. My e-mail is jackgaither@aol.com...

Fishing: Rare Ray Scott Pro Model Rod, bass fishermen, collector values
bass fishermen, collector values, ray scott: Hi Charlee, I would guess the rod is not a custom built rod, but it is possibly a limited edition rod endorsed by Ray Scott. It does not appear to be heavily used, if at all. I do not know the maker of the rod nor do I have any data regarding possible...

Fishing: Russ Peak Spinning Rod, russ peak, graphite rods
russ peak, graphite rods, burkheimer: Hi Phillip, I did not find much more than you did. I did see a reference to Russ peak having said that he dabbled in bamboo in the early years but did not consider it his medium. I assume from that he may have made a few bamboo rods. I also saw some...

Fishing: reel, fishing reels, fly rod
fishing reels, fly rod, rod reel: Mike This is a skeleton fly rod reel. but I don t know the maker. Pre-WWII most likely I recommend posting the question on ORCA Fishing Reels http://www.orcaonline.org/ on the right side of the page is Reel Talk you can post a photo thee You...

Fishing: South Bend cane casting rod, South Bend, cane
South Bend, cane, casting: Bert, I am assuming you do not have a fly rod and that the reel (seat) is above the cork handle. History of The South Bend Rod Co.: http://fishnbanjosplace.yuku.com/topic/9 Casting / spin rods are just not collected like fly rods - even bamboo. You...

Fishing: True Temper 200T Traveller Fishing Rod, true temper, fishing rod
true temper, fishing rod, fiberglass rod: Hi Kevin, Is this a steel rod or a fiberglass rod? The older steel rods don t have much collector value. Probably something in the $5-$30 range depending in actual condition of the rod. If it is fiberglass, it is likely to be easier to find a buyer....

Fishing: Vintage bamboo rods in wooden box, Japanese, bamboo
Japanese, bamboo, fly: Greg, I don t know how old you are but when I was a kid in the 50s Japanese made trinkets to survive . Made in Japan was synonymous with junk. Originally sold by the thousands to GIs in a light long box with lures and huge flies . Mostly consider trinkets...

Fishing: Vintage Rod, blue diamond, eagle claw
blue diamond, eagle claw, classic flyrod forum: Rick, here are some places to look for parts ebay (you might be able to find a damaged rod with the part you need at a good price)...look in these catagories: sporting goods outdoor sports fishing vintageor sporting goods outdoor sports fishing vintageflyfishing...

Fishing: value, actual condition, speedlock
actual condition, speedlock, reel seat: Hi Marc, The Sppedlock patent refers to the reel seat and handle configuration and this unit was used on several types of rods. I assume you have a casting rod, possibly fiberglass or steel depending on how early it is, with the Wonderreel attached. ...

Fishing: value of bamboo fly rod, E. W. Edwards & Sons, 9'
E. W. Edwards & Sons, 9', 3 pc: Eric, Model is an Deluxe . It was made by Gene Edwards. Not sure what EU3 or 5 could be. Line weight could be 5 , E or HEH or HFH . Price Book: Antique & Collectable Fishing Rods: Identification & Value Guide Homel, Dan. 1997 (2nd edition 2000) add about...

Fishing: vintage fishing rod, geneva ohio, true temper
geneva ohio, true temper, fishing rod: Hi William, Unfortunately, the steel rods don t have a big collector following. This rod was made in the 1925-1940 time period. In Mint condition it would be valued in the $25-$35 range. The Patent number 1755159 applies to the Speedlock handle and...

Fishing: Wright & McGill Granger, Wright & McGill Granger, bamboo
Wright & McGill Granger, bamboo, fly: Jim, Books: The Classic Angler Value Guide for Bamboo Fly Rods Antique & Collectable Fishing Rods: Identification & Value Guide Homel, Dan. 1997 (2nd edition 2000) Bamboo Rod Restoration Handbook -Michael Sinclair Classic & Antique Fly-Fishing Tackle:...

Fishing: Wright & McGill Granger Favorite Bamboo Fly Rod, Wright & McGill, Granger
Wright & McGill, Granger, Favorite: Russ, Books: The Classic Angler Value Guide for Bamboo Fly Rods Antique & Collectable Fishing Rods: Identification & Value Guide Homel, Dan. 1997 (2nd edition 2000) Bamboo Rod Restoration Handbook -Michael Sinclair Classic & Antique Fly-Fishing Tackle:...

Fishing: walton powell flyrod, fly fishing rods, bamboo rod restoration handbook
fly fishing rods, bamboo rod restoration handbook, fly fishing rods and reels: Connie It is a hexagraph rod - a solid graphite rod , probably an early one maybe 800 , maybe like 12 % commission Mac e-mail macsrods@yahoo.com if interested Connie 1/9/2011- I have a person interested in your rod - email me macsrods@yahoo.voma...

Fishing: Zangi v3 fishing reel?, fishing reels, fishing reel
fishing reels, fishing reel, web bulletin: Tony I know they are Italien as you stated, I believe they were active in the 1950s and 60s. Here is a good site dedicated to fishing reels to get a price estimate. Note condition is important if its not mint, then the value drops quickly. (I am guessing...

Fishing: abbie & imbrie, bamboo rod restoration handbook, cork rings
bamboo rod restoration handbook, cork rings, dolphin logo: William, Abbie & Imbrie did not make rods; they sold rods made by others and some were quite well known. The better models in the A&I lineup appear to made of Calcutta cane (spotted) and date from around 1900 or possibly much earlier depending on who actually...

Fishing: Bass fishing from the bank, fish activity, birds nests
fish activity, birds nests, bait fish: Patrick, I must make a couple of assumptions to give you the best answer. One is that OKC means Oklahoma City and that you want to know about artificial bait fishing rather than live bait. Let us begin by talking about fishing tackle for bass. Yes it can...

Fishing: bamboo fishing pole, paonia co, trout fly
paonia co, trout fly, rod man: Larry, Ralph, I am a 20th century bamboo trout fly rod man but I know some guys . One in particular is Jeff “Gnome” Hatton - Gnomish Rod Works ( 06) PO Box 594 Paonia, CO 81428 phone 970-527-3406 email gnomishrodworks@tds.net He has written a great...

Fishing: Custom Rod, fenwick rods, dave fenwick
fenwick rods, dave fenwick, quality rods: Dave, Fenwick rods are good quality rods and are still quite good to use. You should be able to fish with them with no problems. These are nice fiberglass rods made in the 1965 to 1980 time frame. There are still many anglers who prefer to use the older...

Fishing: cork handle, butt section, thumb rest
butt section, thumb rest, cardboard tube: Barry, Sounds like you may be looking at a 1997 edition of the price guide. The latest is a 2003 edition and reflects slightly higher values for South Bend. Also, consider that the guides are out of date when they are actually printed and that the latest...

Fishing: Fly Rod, snake eyes, fly rods
snake eyes, fly rods, actual condition: Hi Agustin, The steel fly rods are more scarce than casting rods, but still don t have hig collector value. It should be a good rod to fish with although a little heavy by today s standards. Value with the guides rewrapped would be in the $30-$60 range...

Fishing: fly rods, bamboo rod, boss
Fishing: fly rods, bamboo rod, boss

Fishing: fishing pole, split bamboo rod, granger company
split bamboo rod, granger company, reel value: Lance Wright & Mcgill is a fishing tackle company that started in 1920s. In 1946 they expanded into fly rods by leasing the Goodwin Granger company. Your describing a 6 sided rod, which implies to me it may be a split bamboo rod. If this is the...

Fishing: fishing tactics, jig and pig, blade dancer
jig and pig, blade dancer, crank baits: Bass get tough now. Slow and deep. Look for the deepest spots you can find and fish jig and pig, or something like a Gulp minnow very slow along the bottom. Also, don t waste your time early in the morning. Late afternoons will be better when the shallows...

Fishing: fly rods, classic fly rods, granger company
classic fly rods, granger company, bamboo fly rods: Larry Wright & Mcgill is a fishing tackle company that started operation in the 1920s. After WWII, to expand into fly rods they leased the Goodwin Granger company to make split bamboo fly rods. Old Faithful rod company was a lower cost line of fishing...

Fishing: gliebe 840, fiberglass rods, brooklyn ny
fiberglass rods, brooklyn ny, steel rods: Hi Ann, The Gliebe company was a sporting goods company in Brooklyn, NY. They did not make rods. Rather, they had rods made by other companies and their name put on the labels. This is a common practice in the industry and these are called trade or private...

Fishing: Help!, bucktail jig, senko worms
bucktail jig, senko worms, smoke colors: Hi Chase, Its hard to get specific when I don t know where you are fishing. I d need a book to answer all these questions. In general, learn how to use a Texas-rigged plastic worm, a spinnerbait, and a crankbait and you will have a great start. Clear water...

Fishing: hardy split cane fly fishing rod in J S Sharpe bag, fly fishing rod, olive cotton
fly fishing rod, olive cotton, gold thread: Hi Chris, Obviously, the rod and the bag do not go together as an original set. Some one has found a Sharpe bag to hold their Hardy rod. I need a little more information about the rod. How many sections? How long is it? Is there any other writing...

Fishing: heddon #115 7 1/2 ft premier bamboo rod, bamboo fly rods, sears stores
bamboo fly rods, sears stores, bamboo rod: Hi Ritha, This model was made by Heddon exclusively for Sears. It was sold in Sears stores but also carried the Heddon name because Sears got a better price on the rods for allowing Heddon to advertise in this way inside the Sears stores. In Mint condition,...

Fishing: help identify reel, fishing reel, fishing reels
fishing reel, fishing reels, zebco: Dave I am not familiar with this specific fishing reel, it looks like at 1950s or early 60s closed face reel from Japan - cheap copy of a Zebco or Johnson reel. Its value is more for fishing then as a collectible. I recommend this site on fishing reels...

Fishing: horrocks-ibbotson co spinning rod, rooster head, horrocks ibbotson
rooster head, horrocks ibbotson, aluminum cap: Tim, Your Horrocks-Ibbotson is not very valuable. They are looked down upon by the collecting community and often they are justified. They were sort of mass produced , rather heavy and very slow. They are not going to resale for very much. A small portion...

Fishing: James Heddon's and Sons bamboo rod, james heddon, ivory color
james heddon, ivory color, final inspector: Hi Fishergirl, The Heddon #10, Blue Waters, model fly rods were introduced in 1934 and stayed in the lineup until 1952. These were rods designed for everyone to be able to afford and initially sold at only $10.00 for the complete rod, bag and tube. The...

Fishing: Kingfisher bluewater bamboo rods, natural blemishes, tomato stakes
natural blemishes, tomato stakes, horrocks ibbotson: Hi Squeak, Most likely these rods were made by Montague or Horrocks-Ibbotson and they may be more like 1930s-1940s. If they are post WW II rods, there could be other makers as options. Photos might help figure out the actual maker. The older bamboo...

Fishing: Koonans fishing pole?, weight rods, fishing pole
weight rods, fishing pole, fishing lures: Catherine, I am not familiar with a rod company called Koonans. In 1907, bait casting reels were used to cast fishing lures. These reels had brass or nickel spools, which required heavy lures and stiff rods to cast. Spinning reels and the light weight...

Fishing: klamath river fishing, salmon coho, alaska fishermen
salmon coho, alaska fishermen, jet boats: Hi, Their tactics are a little different than ours here in the Midwest. That is a huge river that is fished with drift and jet boats. Drifting spawn (Roe) is hard to beat nearly anywhere. You may use floats, or lead rigs along the bottom like slinkies....

Fishing: montgomery ward fly reel, shakespeare tackle company, old fishing lures
shakespeare tackle company, old fishing lures, cinci rr: Tim, Montgomery Wards didn t actually make fishing tackle, your reel was probably made by Shakespeare Tackle Company. Montgomery Ward carried mostly low to medium quality fishing tackle made in high volume. This impacts collector interest. Your reel...

Fishing: mosquito reel, protective case, excellent condition
protective case, excellent condition, mosquito: Hi Ken, I have one of these myself and it is a nice reel...but mine is not even close to being in as good condition as yours. Yours looks to be in excellent shape. With the protective case, and being in excellent condition, you should be able to get something...

Fishing: muskie fishinn in fall on ky river, grim reaper, water clarity
grim reaper, water clarity, dams in ky: Hi Jason, I sure don t know much about that particular location. I d need to know a little more about the depths, river speed, water clarity, etc. I guess I d go to some real cant miss presentations for starters. I d start out with some aggressive...

Fishing: need value of three Fly Rods and two reels, fenwick hmg, hmg graphite
fenwick hmg, hmg graphite, true temper: Hi Ron, If there is the name of the rod maker on the rod, it might be possible to see if he/she was particularly famous. If so, it might help the value somewhat. If there is no maker name, only the Fenwick name and the name of the first owner, then...

Fishing: Old penn rod and reel, king neptune, saltwater boat
king neptune, saltwater boat, boat rod: Hi Tiffany, I assume this is a saltwater boat rod or trolling rod, probably fiberglass. If so, you might try posting a question on one of the discussion forums like bloodydecks.com and ask if anyone is interested or knows more about the rod. Thanks,...

Fishing: old fly rod, Horrocks - Ibbotson, bamboo
Horrocks - Ibbotson, bamboo, fishing: Steve White cursive writing and the label style says Horrocks - Ibbotson . I am sorry to report it is not very valuable. They are looked down upon by the collecting community and often they are justified. They were sort of mass produced , rather heavy and...

Fishing: Pflueger & Brookline reels, 30s 40s, fishing reels
30s 40s, fishing reels, tackle companies: Gerald Pflueger was one of the early fishing tackle companies that started in the late 1800s out of Akron Ohio. I believe Shakespeare made reels for them. These are both fairly common fishing reels (high volume low cost in their day), and fisherman...

Fishing: Question of value on my Fenwick Rod., bamboo fly rods, cork screw
bamboo fly rods, cork screw, christopher jensen: Christopher Is the rod ,fly or spinning? Fly has handle above reel. Is it bamboo (flat sided) fiberglass or graphite(round). Bamboo fly rods are worth a whole lot more. I do resale bamboo fly rods on commission. e-mail macsrods@yahoo.com for more information....

Fishing: Real Heddon?, fiberglass rods, rough shape
fiberglass rods, rough shape, fly rod: Eben Yes, Heddon made a line of Pal fiberglass rods for a number of years. I beleive your rod is a fly rod? I recommend posting a question about restoring your rod here: http://fiberglassflyrodders.yuku.com/ If it is a fly rod, 5 1/2 ft is a short...

Fishing: Shakespeare Bamboo Rod, bamboo rods, bamboo rod
bamboo rods, bamboo rod, fly rod: Hi Bob, This model appears in the Shakespeare lineup from 1936 through the 1950s at the low end or entry level for their bamboo rods. It was made by Montague for Shakespeare as Shakespeare did not make their own bamboo rods. At the entry level end of...

Fishing: TED SYKES FLY ROD,IN CASE,1 HOUR USE, graphite fly rod, sports personality
graphite fly rod, sports personality, endorser: Hi Thomas, Sorry, I m going to need a little more information. Is this a bamboo, fiberglass or graphite fly rod? How long is it? How many rod sections? Do you have the original bag and tube (if any)? Also, is Ted Sykes the rod maker or the original...

Fishing: True temper rods, vintage rods, true temper
vintage rods, true temper, fish symbol: Hi John, I didn t find much either. From the look of the rods on the one picture that came through I would guess they are boat rods for saltwater use with fiberglass rod shafts and wooden handles. If so, I would guess value to be in the $40-$60 range,...

Fishing: Vintage Martin Automatic Fishing Reel Value, mohawk ny, reel value
mohawk ny, reel value, fishing reel: Susanne, These reels sell for $30-40 if the reel and box are in excellent condition. the marking relates to the original patented date, but the reels were manufactured into the 50s. regards Bob Keep me in mind if you have any old fishing lures,...

Fishing: Wards Thorobred bamboo poles, mongomery wards, cardboard cylinder
mongomery wards, cardboard cylinder, horrocks ibbotson: Hi Eric, Mongomery Wards did not make rods, they had them made by other companies and the Wards name put on the rods. They typically bought from the mass production houses like Horrocks-Ibbotson and Montague and it is likely that your rod was made by one...

Fishing: Winchester fly rod, Winchester, 6665
Winchester, 6665, bamboo: Patrick, WInchester are the folks that made guns i.e. the repeating rifle. Price Book: Antique & Collectible Fishing Rods: Identification & Value Guide Homel, Dan. 1997 (2nd edition 2000) add about 30% for age of book . Homel gives the average 9 ft models...

Fishing: Wright and McGill Bamboo Fly Rod, Wright and McGill Bamboo Fly Rod
Wright and McGill Bamboo Fly Rod: Jim All Wright-McGill bamboo rods were handmade from 1920 to 1946, right here in my home town of Denver, CO. History Books: Antique & Collectible Fishing Rods: Identification & Value Guide Homel, Dan. 1997 (2nd edition 2000) add about 30% for age of...

Fishing: 24 carat gold plated fishing pole, 24 carat gold, fishing pole
24 carat gold, fishing pole, fly rod: Hi Tom, The St. Croix Magna Flex model is from about 1963 and does have gold plated guides...and perhaps other components as well...and sold for about $50 when new. Value today would be in the $50-$75 range and perhaps more given the mint condition of...

Fishing: Armax 7326, Armax 7326
Armax 7326: Gordon, If you rod is a fly rod it might be worth something but if it is a casting rod , not too much is kept on their history. But the question is where is the reel seat , above or below the handle ? Length is important as is condition. Shorter fly rods...

Fishing: actionrod, fly line, glass rods
fly line, glass rods, plastic sleeve: Hi Mike, The Actionrod was made by Orchard Industries in Detroit, MI, likely in the 1960s-1970s era. The GBF-C indicates the rod will use a modern 8wt fly line in WF or DT and a 7wt fly line in Level style. Not a lot of collector value on these, but...

Fishing: Bamboo fly rod, bamboo fly rod, horrocks ibbotson
bamboo fly rod, horrocks ibbotson, loose components: Hi Scott, I m going to assume two things...one, that the writing is actually done in white ink which appears yellow beneath the varnish; and two, that the writing runs toward the cork grip rather than away from the cork grip. Further assuming these are...

Fishing: Bamboo fly rod, split bamboo fly rod, bamboo fly rod
split bamboo fly rod, bamboo fly rod, time ww: Hi Bob, There s not much to find. The model #120 was advertised as a bass (7wt) or steelhead (8wt) rod made in the 1930s and early 1940s. It appears to a double-built rod, was near the top of the lineup for South Bend and sold for #35.00 in 1932 and $33.00...

Fishing: Bamboo fly rod, 346, Southbend
346, Southbend, bamboo: Jeff, Price Book: Antique & Collectable Fishing Rods: Identification & Value Guide Homel, Dan. 1997 (2nd edition 2000) add about 30% for age of book Homel gives the 9 model South Bend c.1955 #346 with an extra tip, 3 sections a value of $35, 80,...

Fishing: bronson fishing equipment, bronson company, reel company
bronson company, reel company, true temper: Geoff, The Bronson reel company was formed by a former Shakespeare employee in the early 20s. They remained in operation into the 1970s. They made low to mid level quality/cost fishing tackle, which is reflected in their current collector value. You...

Fishing: desperately need an answer, chilton wisconsin, fiberglass rods
chilton wisconsin, fiberglass rods, fiberglass boat: Hi Barry, No such website or listing for rods that carry the Bett s name...at least not that I know about. It is most probable that Bett s did not actually make the rods. They probably had them made as private label rods by one the many rod making companies...

Fishing: diamond edge bamboo fly rod, bamboo fly rod, william diamond
bamboo fly rod, william diamond, diamond edge: Hi William, Diamond Edge rods were sold by Shapleigh Hardware in St. Louis. I m certain they did not make the rods, but cannot recall right now who did make them. Quality and value levels would be on a par with the mass production rods of Montague or...

Fishing: Fly Rod Apraisal, reel company, apraisal
reel company, apraisal, model names: Hi Michael, Thank you for the pictures. This rod would be from the 1950-1954 time period based on the comapny name shown on the decal. This was the final five year period of rods made under the Monatgue name. Model names were not used during these...

Fishing: Shakespeare Fly Rod
Fishing: Shakespeare Fly Rod

Fishing: Vintage Bamboo Fly Rod, ed maynard, quality piece
Fishing: Vintage Bamboo Fly Rod, ed maynard, quality piece, tennis racket

Fishing: Vintage Finwick Rod
Fishing: Vintage Finwick Rod

Fishing: fishing rod, fishing rod, reel seat
fishing rod, reel seat, allexperts: Frank, No Golden Gate label or 3 digit model number comes to mind but I lack any basic information so: What is it made of ?(flat is bamboo , round is graphite or fiberglass) length ? # sections , fly rod ? casting? (where s the reel seat, above or...

Fishing: fshing reel, montgomery wards, collector interest
montgomery wards, collector interest, fishing tackle: Mike Sports King is Montgomery Wards line of fishing tackle. Shakespeare actually made most of the reels for Montgomery Wards. They dont command much collector interest. Maybe $5-15. You didnt mention the name of the rod, they run from no value to around...

Fishing: Granger fly rods, Granger, bamboo
Granger, bamboo, fly: William, Goodwin Granger was in my home town, Denver from 1920 to 1946. Granger History: http://mysite.verizon.net/vze2h7gi/fishnbanjossliceoflifeincyberspacecopy/id13.html Price Book: Antique & Collectible Fishing Rods: Identification & Value Guide...

Fishing: Hand Painted Brim, liberty county florida, woodruff dam
liberty county florida, woodruff dam, apalachicola river: Hi Shane, I only know of them and have never seen one in person. But I think you may be in luck. One of the experts on this site fishes that area and has probably shot some pictures of them. His name is Jack Gaither. Please post this question to him...

Fishing: Hand Painted Brim, liberty county florida, woodruff dam
liberty county florida, woodruff dam, apalachicola river: Here is a link with all the info you need. http://www.taxidermy.net/forum/index.php?topic=241424.0 The hand painted bream , is actually just a color variation of the bluegill species. It is anatomically the same as a bluegill, just with an odd color...

Fishing: "Hand Painted Brim", e mail address, liberty county florida
e mail address, liberty county florida, woodruff dam: Shane, I have caught a fair number of these beautiful fish in the Intercostal waterway just east of Lake Wimico and on to the Pinhook of the Appalachicola; River. However, I do not know of a source for a good color picture of one. Have you tried the Florida...

Fishing: Heddon 2-Piece #15, guide rings, aluminum tube
guide rings, aluminum tube, fly rods: Hi Jeff, Yes, and value depends on the actual condition of the rod, bag and tube. The Heddon bamboo casting rods do not command prices as high as their fly rods, but they do have value. This rod, bag and tube in Poor-Fair condition would be valued in...

Fishing: Info on two rods, fishing rods and reels, fly reel
fishing rods and reels, fly reel, fiberglass rod: Hi Becky, The W-M Powerlight rod is likely one used for steelhead fishing from the 1960s-1970s or so. The Browning Silaflex is of similar vintage and likely a steelhead rod as well. Both have value, but not high collector value...probably in the $20-$50...

Fishing: inherited (2) vintage/antique rods, akron ohio usa, antique rods
akron ohio usa, antique rods, minor boat: Hi Jerry, From your description I m guessing these are both fiberglass rods with the faux bamboo paint treatment. I would further guess these are fairly typical of the 1960s-1970s era and probably don t have a lot of collector value. As good fishing...

Fishing: Martin Automatic Fishing Reel, reel number, fishing reel
reel number, fishing reel, martin auto: Mike these are pretty common, since you have the original box, $15-35 depending on condition. The reels were made from the 1920s thru today, would need more information to date your reel. If the paperwork has an address and zip code its after 1963. Bo...

Fishing: Mohawk Fish Rod, utica ny, fly rod
utica ny, fly rod, actual condition: Hi Thom, It was sold by Horrocks-Ibbotson (H-I) and I assume it is steel...which means it was probably made by someone like Horton Manufacturing or one of their competitors for H-I. These telescoping steel rods are not particularly rare and they don t...

Fishing: Mystery lure, huntington park ca, huntington park
huntington park ca, huntington park, photo thanks: Patrick A better photo of the lure will help. If the metal keel wraps around both sides of the body, I think its a Bass Bird made by JJ Gill & Associates in Huntington Park, CA. They date from 1946 and later. The value would be $15-25 due to the condition....

Fishing: Is there a market for old fly fishing gear, fly fishing gear, fly rod
fly fishing gear, fly rod, heddon: Hi You can sell these items on ebay (under outdoor sporting goods, fishing vintage). The actionglas rod and Pflueger Medalist are pretty common, may be tough to sell. Is the Heddon T70 split bamboo - if yes it would have value depending on its condition...

Fishing: Nippon BC-251, Nippon, japanese
Nippon, japanese, Bamboo: Eric, Originally sold by the thousands to GIs in a light long box with lures and huge flies . Mostly considered trinkets by collectors but memorial to GIs , they have little resale or fishing value. I have never seen any written history on them in English...

Fishing: Old Bamboo Rod, bamboo fly rod, rod model
bamboo fly rod, rod model, bamboo rod: Todd, Insured ? not without a price therefore we need to establish maker and model. I assume the sides are flat and not round , also the reel seat is below the handle. Yes the loop is a hook keeper. (tender to the English) eyelets are called guides. ...

Fishing: Old Fishing rod in mint condition, fabric case, true temper
fabric case, true temper, paint techniques: Hi Angela, The case and the rod did not come together as a set originally. Someone in the past has located a case that will fit the rod and put the two together. This may or may not be true also about the metal tube (probably aluminum) that holds one...

Fishing: Old fly reels, meisselbach, reel design
meisselbach, reel design, fly reel: Hi the reel in the photo is a Skeleton Fly reel. The name describes the open panels on the side that allows the fly line to dry easier. They are pretty common, low cost reel design. Unfortunately its hard to tell the maker without a marker. Hendryx, Shakespeare...

Fishing: old bamboo fly rod, old, bamboo
old, bamboo, rod: Blake , Those eyes were used before 1930s. I don t have enough information to even make a wild guess at who and where. So if you want to try again, like I say on the web page where you wrote the question: If you are asking for the id or value of an old...

Fishing: old fly fishing rods, fishing rods, appraisal
fishing rods, appraisal, cost: Emily, I appraise (no cost) and sell on the internet (for commission only) Please send a complete description , send pictures especially labels or logos to me, macsrods@yahoo.com and a complete description including any of following that you can: Is it?...

Fishing: Pflueger Trump No. 1943 Reel, fishing reels, pflueger
fishing reels, pflueger, lash: Ken I believe your reel is a later (newer) model, when they were cutting cost on the reel caps and features. I am going to recommend a website dedicated to old fishing reels that will help you further date it: http://www.orcaonline.org/ On the...

Fishing: price check of old rod mohak, self defense weapon, fiberglass rod
self defense weapon, fiberglass rod, fly rod: I m sorry there Robert, but all you have there is a pretty new wall decoration. Horrocks is not a very collectable rod. This was a rod which was mass produced and was nothing close to being handmade, unless you count the people that moved it from station...

Fishing: Rl Winston 6' bamboo fly rod, Winston, bamboo
Winston, bamboo, casting: John, I want to wish you luck. Maybe being an Winston bamboo rod which is a well known company you will get something for it. I have tried to sell bamboo casting and combo cast/fly rods many times over the years and could not get $25 for them. I just searched...

Fishing: Rod Identification and Value, bamboo rod restoration handbook, michael sinclair
bamboo rod restoration handbook, michael sinclair, aluminum tube: Hi Elizabeth, According to the Bamboo Rod Restoration Handbook by Michael Sinclair, the Jay Harvey rods were a brand name sold exclusively by the Edward K. Tryon Company of Philadelphia, PA. Beginning in the early 1930a these rods were sold as the high...

Fishing: Rod Values?, fishing rods, actual condition
fishing rods, actual condition, ryobi: Hi Jack, I don t see anything that strikes a chord regarding collector value. Most likely it is a large batch of general purpose fishing rods. Some fiberglass, some graphite and most valued in the $10-$40 range depedning on actual condition of each rod....

Fishing: How to read the water, catching catfish, flathead catfish
catching catfish, flathead catfish, fish channel: Mike, First let me say I am sorry for being so late in answering your question. I am having some health problems and couldn t get to it. It would help to know where you live and the kind of catfish you are fishing for but since this is not now available...

Fishing: Shakespeare Fly Rod, bamboo rods, rod model
bamboo rods, rod model, fly rod: Hi Jim, This model shows up on the 1936 lineup of Shakespeare bamboo rods. It may or may not have been introduced earlier, but I limited listings. Shakespeare did not build bamboo rods, they only sold them; they had their bamboo rods built initially by...

Fishing: South Bend fly rod, fly rod, collector interest
fly rod, collector interest, d line: Hi David, Thank you for the pictures; those always help. It is indeed a fly rod, made of fiberglass, and should be a good rod for a beginner in the sport. The HDH or D line desgination translates to a modern 6wt line in WF, Dt or Level design. It...

Fishing: sage fly rod, sage fly rod
sage fly rod: Don, I hope I don t disappoint but I am a bamboo fly rod guy. I do own a graphite rod , I only use it when I travel - it s an Orvis , Frequent Flyer , 25 inches in a tube for a 9 ft 6 wt. Sage is still in business and you can read about the 99 series at...

Fishing: split bambo, fly fishing clubs, fly fisherman
fly fishing clubs, fly fisherman, bill barnes: Hi Tod, H-I Princess 2/2 rod should be a 7 0 or 7 6 rod when all sections are full length. With one short tip section the rod wouldn t be rated more than Good condition; and, if both tips are short, it would be rated in the Poor-Fair condition category...

Fishing: steel rods, baitcaster reels, knuckle buster
baitcaster reels, knuckle buster, market steel: Hi Paul, They have value now...just not as much as I think they should have since I also used this type of rod a lot as a kid. They are great to fish with...I even have three steel fly rods as well. In today s market steel casting rods tend to sell...

Fishing: tonken cane pole marked lucky ace, lucky ace, horrocks ibbotson
lucky ace, horrocks ibbotson, dish soap: Hi Jim, This rod was made by Horrocks-Ibbotson probably in the 1930s time frame. You should be able to clean it with mild dish soap and water. You can also apply a little paste wax or funriture polish to shine it up and help protect it. As long as you...

Fishing: Valuation of Grandfathers reels, stainless steel model, creek chub
stainless steel model, creek chub, brass latch: scott, The rocket is pretty common, would run about $20 in the condition described. The President is better quality reel, $30-40. The Wondereel delux reel, $15-20 since you have the original case. Can you send photos of the lures? Midget Darter...

Fishing: Vintage Bamboo Fly Rod, bamboo fly rod, ed maynard
bamboo fly rod, ed maynard, cloth case: Even though the maker of this rod bears my last name, i was unable to find a single piece of info on such a rod. I have spent three days looking for information in every possible place and I still came up empty handed. I truly am sorry I was unable to answer...

Fishing: Vintage Fenwick spinning rod, building supply house, times sake
building supply house, times sake, prioity: Hi Rich, Cork rings, pre-formed cork handles in the Fenwick style, guides, thread, finishes, epoxy, etc, should all be available from about any rod building supply house. Check the web sites and catalogs of all the major ones and see what they have available....

Fishing: Vintage Finwick Rod, fenwick rods, fiberglass rods
fenwick rods, fiberglass rods, fishing rod: Hi B, Fenwick made fiberglass rods and the earlier models would be from the 1965-1980 time period which is what I believe you have. The casting rods do not typically have the vlaues or the collector following that fly rods enjoy. However, vintage Fenwick...

Fishing: value of custom built fly rod, Orvis, Battenkill
Orvis, Battenkill, bamboo: Greg, Orvis is an old standard name in fly rods, in business since before the Civil War. I have seen a large number of Orvis rods with made for . I imagine it was only a minimal charge to have your name on the rod , I doubt it was a true custom rod. But...

Fishing: value of fly rod, Wright & McGill, 81/2
Wright & McGill, 81/2, Streams & Lake: Don, Wright-McGill bamboo rods were handmade from 1920 to 1946, right here in my home town of Denver, CO. Granger bought it after the war . Eagle Claw eventually bought Granger. Books: Antique & Collectible Fishing Rods: Identification & Value Guide...

Fishing: value fly rod, graphite rod, graphite rods
graphite rod, graphite rods, fly fisherman: Hi Don, Vintage rods are really my area of expertise...however, I would think most used Sage rods in good shape ought to by worth around half of the original price as a good bargaining price. Just a guess as I am not a big follower of the values of graphite...

Fishing: value of rod, Heddon, 9'
Heddon, 9', model: Darryl, Hope you don t mind I made the answer public so others could read it. Label should read #20 - 9 - 2 3/4F - GBG or C, thats 2 3/4 ferrule size and HCH or D is line size. This rod was made by Heddon and Co , probably purchased at Sears after 1939...

Fishing: winding check on fly rod, winding, check
winding, check, rod: Tiger, Its a personal choice on heads or tails for the winding check - I would go for the tightest fit - with glue it keeps water out from under your handle. You can t do it wrong, I ve seen plenty of rods without winding or cork checks. I am not sure about...

Fishing: Abbey & Imbie fly rod, Abbey & Imbie, fishing
Abbey & Imbie, fishing, bamboo: Winfrey, If you want a better estimate : If you are asking for the id or value of an old rod please give a complete description , send pictures especially labels or logos to me, macsrods@yahoo.com and a complete description including any of following that...

Fishing: AMERICAN FORK AND HOE, true temper, joe douglas
true temper, joe douglas, fly rod: Hi Richard, The American Fork and Hoe, I believe, became True Temper. I am guessing 1920-1930 s but I am not really the antique rod expert here. This is a question for Joe Douglas on this site. He will know more about the value too. Please repost this...

Fishing: abercrombie&fitchfishing rod, salt water fishing, abercrombie fitch
salt water fishing, abercrombie fitch, boat rod: Hi Bill, Without much more data I ll have to stick with my initial impression that this is an older boat rod for saltwater use. In typical used condition, this type of rod would be valued in the $30-$60 range depending on what it is made of and who made...

Fishing: actionrod fly fishing rod model #1966, actionrod, bamboo
actionrod, bamboo, flyfishing: J.R. Vintage : Actionrod as a model or maker is not in any of my books or memory ,as you described yours. Same Orchard industries but there are some on ebay - you could watch the auctions for prices.: Books: Antique & Collectible Fishing Rods: Identification...

Fishing: Bamboo Trolling Rod, salmon fishing, king salmon
salmon fishing, king salmon, trubute: Hi Frank, This rod probably has a $20-$30 value in its current shape. If restored to original, that would likely be in the $100-$125 range. If you can do the restoration yourself, then it sounds like it would be a fun and worth while project. If you...

Fishing: Brooklure Rod, horrocks ibbotson, bamboo rods
horrocks ibbotson, bamboo rods, casting rod: Hi Alberto, I assume this is a casting rod, and that it is bamboo? The Brooklure label was put on bamboo rods made by Horrocks-Ibbotson for another company to sell at retail. I do not recall (if I ever knew) the name of the other company. You can...

Fishing: bamboo fishing rods, fishing rod, fishing rods
fishing rod, fishing rods, occupied japan: Douglas, I am not an expert on fishing rods but I may be able to give you just a little help with at least one of the rods. When I was in the Navy we made a trip to Japan and while I was there I bought several bamboo rods of various types. I used them when...

Fishing: bamboo fly rods, Bamboo, fly
Bamboo, fly, fishing: David, One really good way to evaluate both condition and resale value of bamboo fly rods is the book: Antique & Collectible Fishing Rods: Identification & Value Guide Homel, Dan. 1997 (2nd edition 2000) add about 30% for age of book. You can probably...

Fishing: EBISU box of Flies, EBISU, flies
EBISU, flies, japanese: Terry, I am a rod man , I have seen EBISU rods with flies, the rods are stored in a box made of materials same as yours. I am guessing the size of the flies from your ruler to be 12 and up. It is similar to the flies I have seen with the fly / spin switch...

Fishing: Fenwick Fly Rods, fenwick fly rods, line weights
fenwick fly rods, line weights, fly line: Hi Murray, I would try lines in the 8/9/10 range for this rod. Probably the higher the better. One of these weights will likely feel just right on this rod. I don t think it would need anything above 10wt, but if you happen to have a 12wt handy, see...

Fishing: Fenwick FS60 S/N# F36524, bob sargent, serial number list
bob sargent, serial number list, fenwick feralite: Hi Robert, Yes, Fenwick Feralite rods are fiberglass. There were two generations of Feralite rods 1963-1971 and 1972-1988. Your rod could be from either generation. I do not have a dated serial number list. The first generation rods have a slower action...

Fishing: Fenwick flyrod, Fenwick, Scientific Anglers
Fenwick, Scientific Anglers, value: Chuck, Not to be flip but I need more information . While we are at it ,as stated on my all experts web page: If you are asking for the id or value of an old rod please give a complete description , send pictures especially labels or logos to me, macsrods@yahoo.com...

Fishing: Fishing Lake Seminole, rivers camp, fishing areas
rivers camp, fishing areas, david man: David; There are only two places that I know of on the lake that have boats for rent. One is Wingates Marina on the South side of the lake probably 20 -25 miles by land from Three Rivers. The other is the one across and up lake from Three Rivers, I mentioned...

Fishing: Fishing Reel, mohawk ny, fishing reel
mohawk ny, fishing reel, fush: Hello Mark, Sorry about that before I hit the wrong button when I tried to answer it and couldn t for the life of me figure out how to undo it. Your fishing reel dates back to the late 1930 s to 1940 s. The value of these reels tends to be right around...

Fishing: Fly Rod Value, double aa, wordcraft
double aa, wordcraft, fishing rods: Hi Dick, In a word...no. I m not sure I ve seen one before. I didn t find anything on the George Manufacturing Company and I didn t find anything on this rod. I did find a lot of flashlight attachment devices for fishing rods. I did also find...

Fishing: Fly rod, fly rods, early 1900s
fly rods, early 1900s, fly: Hi Richard, Unfortunately, these older steel fly rods don t have a lot of collector value. Vintage is early 1900s and they are not real common, but not real rare either. They are actually pretty decent rods but somewhat heavier than what we use today....

Fishing: lure identification, horrocks ibbotson, cpg
Fishing: lure identification, horrocks ibbotson, cpg, thumbnail

Fishing: Mermaid fly rod made in Japan, reciept, august 10
Fishing: Mermaid fly rod made in Japan, reciept, august 10, mermaid

Fishing: fenwick, iteams, fishing tackle
iteams, fishing tackle, ebay: I actually have one of those rods and it is amazing, except mine is a 5 6 . I have used it on everything from bass to a sailfish! In new condition, they would be about the same amount as their original price. Fenwick makes good stuff. They should have...

Fishing: fenwick 6' fly rod, fly fishing clubs, fly rod
fly fishing clubs, fly rod, online auctions: Hi Stan, Nice rod. This rod is a first generation Feralite rod and should be valued in the $150-$200 range. The shorter rods are the more desirable to most collectors. The online auctions can be good places to sell the rod, but don t sell it too cheap....

Fishing: fishing pole, fishing pole, square rods
fishing pole, square rods, solid glass: Hi Lori, Some of these rods were only 4-5 feet long but not necessarily intended for use by a boy. The solid glass, square rods are fairly common and don t seem to have a high collector value. If this one is in pretty good shape, it could be valued in...

Fishing: fishing reel, Whirlaway
Whirlaway: This is without a doubt your lucky day!!!!! I hit the jackpot of info on this combo!!! You must understand that this is more info in one place than on any other rod and reel I have ever researched! Here is a link that will tale you straight to the site with...

Fishing: flyrod info, victor r johnson, vintage rods
victor r johnson, vintage rods, fiberglass rods: Hi Matt, I tend to specialize in bamboo and wooden rods (or at least I used to) but the fiberglass rods and the steel rods are definitely vintage and they are popular so I spend time trying to find more and more data on them myself. I am not aware of a...

Fishing: granger victory fly rod, bamboo, rod
bamboo, rod, restore: John, Books: The begriming of Bamboo Rod Restoration Handbook by Michael Sinclair , probably in your library The Fine Bamboo Fly Rod: A Master s Secrets of Restoration and Repair‎ by Stuart Kirkfield, difficult to find , expensive I looked through...

Fishing: my great grandfathers bamboo fishing pole, Bamboo rods
Bamboo rods: I believe it is entirely possible to fish with it, but I wouldn t go after any salmon. Maybe some trout, not too many giant browns, but then again I have no idea about the rigidity or brittleness of the rod. This is a question best left to the person who...

Fishing: H & I Decal, bamboo, fly
bamboo, fly, rod: Harvey, An interesting question. Quick answer is no. But if a fella have some computer skills and water labels. You would find the label in Bamboo Rod Restoration Handbook by Michael Sinclair. Scan and color it , print it with a deskjet type printer to water...

Fishing: Heddon #17 9ft Fly Fishing Rod, Heddon, 17
Heddon, 17, bamboo: Gloria, The markings on your rod tell me 1939 to 1951 according to Bamboo Rod Restoration Handbook by Michael Sinclair. I am getting the prices from Antique %26 Collectable Fishing Rods: Identification %26 Value Guide Homel, Dan. 1997. You can probably find...

Fishing: Heddon Black beauty needs repair, bamboo fly rod, mint condition
bamboo fly rod, mint condition, unfortunatley: Hi Sad Richard, Heddon last listed the bamboo fly rod in its catalog in 1956 so the rod may be a bit older than you think it is. Regardless, the model #17 was a popular model and has a pretty good collector value. The 8 1/2 version in Good-Very Good...

Fishing: Heddon flyrod, flyrod, wrappings
flyrod, wrappings, fiberglass: Hi Matt, The freshwater versions of the Lifetime Pal were 6/7wt and 7/8wt line rated. I would assume the saltwater version would be rated for a heavier line. If you have access to multiple lines, I would start with an 8wt and work my way up to as much...

Fishing: Heddon Pal, Heddon, Pal
Heddon, Pal, fly: Dave, Price Book: Antique %26 Collectible Fishing Rods: Identification %26 Value Guide Homel, Dan. 1997 (2nd edition 2000) add about 30% for age of book. Homel gives the Heddon Mark IV fiberglass fly rods 7 1/2-9 c.1965 the value of $7, 25 and $45...

Fishing: Heddon # T 70 - 8' Rod 1-2, heddon, t 70
heddon, t 70: Hi Mark, Just send extra pictures to me at joe@blackdogtackle.com and I ll look at them. I seriously doubt that this is a special order rod...but I m wrong about something every day. I would expect it to simply be an early model that is not well documented....

Fishing: hardys fishing rod, Hardy, palakona
Hardy, palakona, rcb: Diane, One of the problems with Hardy rods is that they are English , I am a Western US guy. I see a few Hardy s now and then but , they aren t collected as much here as Europe. I bought Hardy cd information of rods and reels from ebay , it was the same...

Fishing: Ice Fishing Combo, sears roebuck company, rod model
sears roebuck company, rod model, ted williams: Hi Karen, I have no information on this rod and reel and don t seem to be able to find any. I have never seen one. It sounds interesting. What material is the rod made from...bamboo, fiberglass? Sears used the Ted Williams endorsement on virtually...

Fishing: Inexpensive new bamboo fly rods, bamboo fly rods, bamboo blanks
bamboo fly rods, bamboo blanks, meager budget: Hi Ralph, I am not familiar with the Born to Fish company so I can t provide any insight there. I am familiar with a company called Headwaters Bamboo Rods in Portland, Oregon, and I can recommend their products for your purpose. To be fair, my company...

Fishing: Lake Seminole, fish crankbaits, rattlesnake point
fish crankbaits, rattlesnake point, cold snap: Spidey; Sorry I am late on answering your question. I have been under the weather for most of the past couple of weeks. This may be too late to do you much good this weekend but here is what I usually suggest for people wanting to find fish on this lake....

Fishing: lure identification, paw paw, treble hooks
paw paw, treble hooks, horrocks ibbotson: Hello Robert, I believe your lure was possibly made by paw-paw but I can t be certain. A good place to post your lure picture would be on www.joesoldlures.com/wwwboard. The guys there will definetly be able to tell you who made your lure and when. ...

Fishing: Mermaid fly rod made in Japan, bamboo fly rod, bassmaster magazine
bamboo fly rod, bassmaster magazine, occupied japan: Jim; I am not an expert on fishing tackle either old or new. My expertise is in fishing. About all I can tell you about your rods is that unless they are marked made in Occupied Japan they are likely worth little as collectors items. When I was in Japan...

Fishing: Montague bambo fly rod, rod models, reel company
rod models, reel company, fly rod: Hi Ralph, I apologize for the delay in responding, I was out of town and out of touch. Does the decal also have a model name on it for this rod? Montague had more than one rod model with gold wraps so if there is a model name it will help narrow things...

Fishing: Orvis Fly-and-Spin, fiberglass, orvis
fiberglass, orvis, fishing: Jon, Eddie Bauer is a clothing store but at one time sold sporting goods from 1920-1939. I believe Eddie invented the quilted down-filled jacket, patented in 1949 as The Skyliner . He had some renown and Orvis put his name on a rod in the 50s-70s....

Fishing: orvis battenkill rod, Orvis, 1955
Orvis, 1955, Battenkill: Thomas, How do you know the rod was built by Calvin Skinner and George Reid the rod was finished March 16 1955 and sold March 30 1955 ? I can t find your serial number in the Orvis database that is on the Internet. I am guessing Orvis gave you this information...

Fishing: Ryobi telescopic fishing rod, Japanese, Ryobi
Japanese, Ryobi, Telescopic: Mark, That s some fishing dog in your picture! It appears to be Japanese rod. It s the box. I don t know how old you are but when I was a kid in the 50s Japanese made trinkets to survive . Made in Japan was synonymous with junk. Originally sold by the thousands...

Fishing: reel assembly, spring piece, wire spring
spring piece, wire spring, web bulletin: Hello Todd, I searched through all of my schematics and could not find one for your reel. I would suggest visiting: http://orcaonline.org/ipw-web/bulletin/bb/index.php I am positive you can get your scematic from somebody on that forum. These guys...

Fishing: reel assembly, spring piece, e bay
spring piece, e bay, reel repair: Hi Todd, There are a lot of diagrams on the Internet, but I couldn t find one for that reel. You could get very lucky and find one on e-bay or some old tackle swap meet, but that would be a rare find. My best suggestion would be to hit a few reel repair...

Fishing: repairing ferrule on old bamboo rod, bamboo rod, female pair
bamboo rod, female pair, ferrule: Hi Tim, Yes, you can replace just the male ferrule. Normally, ferrules are sold in sets. This means you will likely find a male/female pair for a single tip rod or a female/male/male set for a two tip rod. These will be matched and it is often easier...

Fishing: rod, textile workers union, fiberglass rods
textile workers union, fiberglass rods, horrocks ibbotson: Hi Jeremia, This sounds like a nice old rod and one that you can get a lot of use from. The older fiberglass rods have collector value, but it s not as high as the older bamboo rods. Value on this one in excellent condition would be in the $40-$50 range...maybe...

Fishing: rod for son in Montana, Bamboo, fly
Bamboo, fly, fishing: Bob, What a great father you are ! My old pa , god rest his soul, grew up during the depression and shall we say politely, was careful with his money. Have you considered a Granger /Wright & McGill, Phillipson , South Bend, Shakespeare, or Heddon ? Might...

Fishing: Sila-flex AF85 3, orvis rods, silk line
orvis rods, silk line, nylon line: Hi Maurice, From what I can gather, the rod is vintage 1950s. The AF85-3 indicates the following: - the F85-3 is a Silaflex Standard Fly Rod model - it is 8 6 long - it is a three piece rod - it is rated for F or E level HCH (HCF) silk line,...

Fishing: Sport King Bamboo fly rod, tonkin cane, bamboo fly rod
tonkin cane, bamboo fly rod, montgomery wards: Hi Lew, I ve seen the M/27 marking before and always assumed it was a model designation put on by the rod maker to assure that the rod was wrapped and got the proper decals for a Wards rod. These were made by one of the mass production houses (possibly...

Fishing: spring fishing, pork frog, pork rind
pork frog, pork rind, johnson silver minnow: Brandon; There are probably 50,000 or more things that a largemouth bass will bite if it is presented correctly and at a time when he feels like biting. There are times that you could throw all 50,000 of them and not get a bite. But I can give you some idea...

Fishing: ted williams roods, salt water anglers, bloodydecks com
salt water anglers, bloodydecks com, ted williams: Hi Kevin, This rod likely does not much collector value...probably in the $20-$40 range...maybe a bit more with the reel...depending on condition. Sears had their rods made by several different rod building companies and they pretty much used the Ted Williams...

Fishing: Value on an Orvis rod, orvis co inc, quality fly rods
orvis co inc, quality fly rods, serial number database: Barbara, A shorter rod is 7.5 footer or less. An average collectable rod is a 9 footer, speaking in a very general way, they can be less valuable especially with a common enough rod like Orvis . Rods are not rounded up or down. 8.5 foot rod is shorter than...

Fishing: vintage fishing lure hardware, vintage fishing lure, toilet seat
vintage fishing lure, toilet seat, e bay: Hi George, There are a few good sources for plug parts like Netcraft, Stamina, Moores, and luremaking.com. Authentic , as in the original parts, No. You would almost have to find another plug on e-bay and scrap it out for parts to get original items....

Fishing: vintage fishing reels, martin fly reels, flyfishing reels
martin fly reels, flyfishing reels, martin auto: Hello J.R. I am not familiar with the Good All reel. Your martin fly reels are probably from the late 1930 s to early 40 s. The pflueger superex is kind of hard to judge with out a picture. If it is all metal it would be from around the 1920 s if...

Fishing: Water temps, northern shoreline, southern shoreline
northern shoreline, southern shoreline, homework question: Zach; The South end and the North end of a lake warm faster. Both of the above are true but it depends on whether you live in the Northern or the Southern hemisphere. Joking aside, the northern area of a lake will often heat up faster than the southern...

Fishing: water temp, lake seminole, location depth
lake seminole, location depth, water temp: Glen; I am sorry I cannot really answer this question because it it much to broad. Do you mean what is the temp today at noon, everyday at noon, at the center of the lake at noon today, In the North end of the lake at noon, at the dam at noon today. Also...

Fishing: Year built and value of Heddon fly rod, Heddon, Deluxe
Heddon, Deluxe, Peerless: Jeff, The earliest your Heddon was made is 1951 , latest is their shut down of bamboo rods in 1954. I know this to be true because the writing is on the flats and not across them. You can confirm this information in Bamboo Rod Restoration Handbook by Michael...

Fishing: 1953 Orvis superlite, Orvis, 1953
Orvis, 1953, Orvis: Jeffrey , From the Orvis database: A Collector s Reference Copyright 2003-2008 James Gregory Reynolds ~ All Rights Reserved Revision ~ January 1, 2008 Orvis Bamboo Rod Production ~ 1940 to 2008: number date style length...

Fishing: antique fishing rod identification, pflueger reel, fishing rod
pflueger reel, fishing rod, actual condition: Hi Deb, Sorry, I don t have any data on the reel. The rod would have been built in the early 1900s by one of the companies like Horton Manufacturing, American Fork & Hoe or Orchard Industries; companies that made the steel rods for a variety of other...

Fishing: antique pole&reel, leather drag, latter 1800s
leather drag, latter 1800s, wood rods: Hi Jack, The reel is outside my area of expertise. I ll see if I can locate any information on it, but I don t really deal much with reels. The rod is likely from the latter part of the 1800s but I will need some additional data to try to narrow it...

Fishing: Baitcasting rods, daiwa millionaire, abu ambassadeur
daiwa millionaire, abu ambassadeur, baitcasting rods: Hello, Im glad you sent me a question! Your three reels are great choices, remember you have to keep in mind you dont want unbalanced equipment, for example, you wouldn t want a shimano curado E7 paired up with a rod that can only handle 8lb test maximum,that...

Fishing: Baits for blue and channel cats, golden shiner, night crawlers
golden shiner, night crawlers, hook sizes: Channels seem to like the dead baits/cut baits. But the flatheads like the live stuff. I m not up on Blues, but I believe that they also like a cut bait also over a live one. You can catch Channels on live minnows but not big bluegills like they use for...

Fishing: Bass, palomar knot, carolina rig
palomar knot, carolina rig, quarter ounce: Well, you will want to use what is called a slip rig or a Carolina rig. You will want a couple of quarter ounce to half ounce egg weights, size 2 O Shaughnessy hooks, a couple of barrel swivels, and some extra line (probably 20lb. test). You will want to...

Fishing: Bassin in Spring Creek, Spring Creek Lake, three divisions
Spring Creek Lake, three divisions, working the trees: Jeff; Maybe I should ask you to give me some pointers on those other parts of The lake. I haven t fished many other parts of the lake. I have heard of Four foot ditch but never knew just where it is located. There are lots of places that I have heard names...

Fishing: bamboo fly rod, bamboo fly rod, butt section
bamboo fly rod, butt section, j pool: Hi Mike, This is one of the several different brands of rods made in occupied Japan following the end of WW II. Typically the can be purchased in the $25-$50 range depedning on condition. This one looks to be in excellent condition so I would expect the...

Fishing: the best time of day, whitetail deer hunter, alabama deer
whitetail deer hunter, alabama deer, shellcrackers: Clay; as with all things of this type the answer is when you can get on the water . However there are answers but not an answer. Most of my fishing except in cool weather is late in the afternoon just before sunset until.... In cool weather I will fish...

Fishing: Carp angling, dough balls, plastic bead
dough balls, plastic bead, sweet corn: Carp are essentially Bottom Feeders,,,,,,the easiest way is to get a sliding sinker about 1 ounce, put that on the line, then a small plastic bead, the a swivel, and attach to the swivel a # 4 or hook,,,on the hook place 2 or 3 kernels of sweet corn, right...

Fishing: CONOLON ROD, fishing rod blanks, costa mesa ca
fishing rod blanks, costa mesa ca, santa ana california: Hi Chuck, The following was submitted by Wallace Carney as a follow-up to an answer I gave in 2008 to another question about NARMCO/Conolon. Clearly, he knows more about this company than I do. ----------------------------------------------------------------...

Fishing: the company, H-I, history
H-I, history, age: Alicia , AN interesting question and never a bother. Horrocks-Ibbotson was one of America s largest production rod companies for many years, competing head to head with Montague and South Bend. This company that came to be known as the World s Largest...

Fishing: crappie fishing, brush pile, hydrilla
brush pile, hydrilla, bobber: Otis; When it comes to crappie fishing there is one thing that stands out above all others as bait and that is live minnows. Once you have found them you con often catch more using a jig. Since I have not been out crappie fishing lately I can t give you...

Fishing: E F Payne fly rod, abercrombie and fitch, fitch new york
abercrombie and fitch, fitch new york, best guess: Hi Dave, Sounds like you have something worth fixing up and passing on or selling. I would guess the rod was made somewhere during the 1914-1940s time period. The maker name designation you describe was in use during those years after Jim Payne assumed...

Fishing: Estimate, plastic wrapping, online auctions
plastic wrapping, online auctions, thick leather: Hi Armando, I don t have this rod in my reference materials. I did some looking at the online auctions and found similar rods offered in the $400-$600 range. You might do additional searches and see how your results compare. I also don t list the reel....

Fishing: estimated prices on two old fishing rods, horrocks ibbotson, true temper
horrocks ibbotson, true temper, fiberglass rods: Hi Henry, Ike Walton is a model name used by the Horrocks-Ibbotson company, but I don t have any data on their fiberglass rods. If this is not a typo and it really is 3 feet long, I m not sure what it is...maybe a short casting rod? The True Temper probably...

Fishing: Fenwick Fly rods, fenwick fly rods, fenwick rods
fenwick fly rods, fenwick rods, model designations: Hi Ed, I didn t find much either. Do the rods have any Fenwick model designations on them...probably in the form of FF855 or similar? Here s what I did uncover... The closest thing I see to the COFI57 rod (made in USA) is a second generation Fenglass...

Fishing: Fenwick Rods Orvis Reel, fenwick rods, fishing equipment
fenwick rods, fishing equipment, actual condition: Hi Garv, I don t have any data on the FX-806 rod. I would guess the $50-$70 range. I also don t list the FF-1125 rod. I would guess this one in the $60-$90 range. The FF-706 rod would be in the $60-$120 range. The Orvis reel is not listed in...

Fishing: Fishing, kevin van dam, skeet reese
kevin van dam, skeet reese, predator fish: Hi George! How are you, great I hope! Well I did some looking around for you to answer your question, and this is what I found; The sound equipment thing is true, but it s not designed to scare fish out of cover, but to attract them to your general area, so...

Fishing: Fishing rod, telescopic fishing rods, stream trout
telescopic fishing rods, stream trout, piece rods: Hi Mike. It will probably be OK for stream trout or panfish. I have both telescopic and multi-piece rods and I have always liked the 4 piece better. They come with better guides. Eagle Claw has always made a lot of pack rods. They have been around...

Fishing: Flyrod History, actual condition, 1950s
actual condition, 1950s, orchard: Hi Randy, I believe the Actionglass rods were made by Orchard Industries in Detroit, MI, probably in the 1950s or so. They were early makers to enter the fiberglass era and their rods tend to be pretty nice. Value would likely be in the $20-$80 range...

Fishing: Found Treasure, ww ii, fly fishing
ww ii, fly fishing, fishing pole: Hi Jennifer, Post WW II occupied Japan saw several different brand names assigned to bamboo rods made there for export and sale. Most of these rods are considered average at best by collectors. As with any mass produced product, there are some better...

Fishing: CONOLON ROD, penn reels, fishing rods
Fishing: CONOLON ROD, penn reels, fishing rods, rod blanks

Fishing: crappie fishing, jack wingates, duck refuge
Fishing: crappie fishing, jack wingates, duck refuge, lake seminole

Fishing: fenwick FL72-6 glass rod, fly shop, fly rod
Fishing: fenwick FL72-6 glass rod, fly shop, fly rod, rod blanks

Fishing: langley reels
Fishing: langley reels

Fishing: Nightcrawler secrets rods, stiks, fenwick
Fishing: Nightcrawler secrets rods, stiks, fenwick

Fishing: fenwick FL72-6 glass rod, fenwick fly rods, glass rod
fenwick fly rods, glass rod, reel seat: Hi Dave, I do not list this rod in my reference material. However, I believe it is one that was manufactured in Japan for Fenwick; likely in the last 10-15 years. I would assume it would be comparable in value to some other Fenwick spinning rods and would...

Fishing: fishing, abu garcia reel, large mouth bass
abu garcia reel, large mouth bass, g loomis: Hello Hayden! Hey thanks for sending me another question! Im always happy to help you be successful at our great sport. Well I see its about catfish this time,I dont fish for catfish to much anymore,but I have in the past. So you want to know what are some...

Fishing: fishing the hillsborough river late winter early spring, pork frog, siesta key
pork frog, siesta key, slow move: Hi Jack, As much as I don t like live bait, this part of the season just lends itself to live shiners down where you are. I m sure that the weather conditions this winter aren t helping matters either. I was just down there 10 days ago and it felt as...

Fishing: fishing lures, ebay search, silver spoon
ebay search, silver spoon, wobbler: Greetings, My best suggestion is to create an ebay search. Refine it to exclude keywords -(xxx, xxx, xxxx)so you don t get as many unwanted listings showing. Then save the search and have it e-mail you when any listings come available. It might take some...

Fishing: fly fishing gear, fly fishing gear, fly fishing tackle
fly fishing gear, fly fishing tackle, vintage rods: Hi Leroy, Yes, I can certainly help you with the value of the rods. And, I can probably help with the reels as well. I have more expertise with vintage rods than with reels, but do have some reference material on reels. I m certainly happy to do what...

Fishing: fly rod, spalding bros, horrocks ibbotson
spalding bros, horrocks ibbotson, thomas edwards: Hi Joe, Yes...and...No. They sold rods made by others and made some within their own organization. They started out in 1876 as retailers of rods made by some very well known rod builders of the time. People like Thomas, Edwards, Hawes, Payne, Devine...

Fishing: flyrod, fly fishing shop, silk line
fly fishing shop, silk line, joe douglas: Hi Jackie, The 8 1/2 is the length in feet. The Letter markings are the old silk line designations for the line size suited for the rod. An HCH line is a 7 weight double-taper line. A D line is a 6 weight level line (no taper at all). These two...

Fishing: Garcia Conolon Fly Rod, dry fly, hcf
dry fly, hcf, 7f: Hi Bob, The decoding is: C = 7wt level line HCF = 7wt Weight Forward line I would use a modern 7wt line on the rod. It should not be a problem to use this rod. Check it over good to make sure there are no damaged areas. Assuming not, use it...it...

Fishing: Gliebe Excalabur #112, excalabur, boat rod
excalabur, boat rod, bristol ct: Hi Carol, I don t have exact dates of company operation but they were in business in the early part of the 1900s. I assume this is a boat rod...long wooden handle, fairly short rod shaft. Gleibe did not make rods. They had the rods they sold made by...

Fishing: Grandfather's old rod, horrocks ibbotson, power glass
horrocks ibbotson, power glass, glass rods: Hi Robert, Yes, it has a value and there is a market. The value isn t real high but the rod would be a nice one for most who like using glass rods. Value would probably be in the $10-$40 range depending on actual condition of the rod. Thanks, Jo...

Fishing: graphite fly rod??, graphite fly rod, tarpon snook
graphite fly rod, tarpon snook, fly shop: Hi J Mark, It s hard to tell from a picture but from what I see, it is probably a graphite. It looks like a fairly new rod for saltwater or bigger freshwater fish like Bass, pike or musky. For it to be fiberglass, it would have probably been made in...

Fishing: Hardy rods and reels, hardy fly reels, split cane
hardy fly reels, split cane, discolouration: Hi Jo, My reference books do not list these two Palakona models by name. That is not unusual as they don t list every model made. Discoloration of the cork is usually due to using the rod and gathering an accumulation of sweat, fish slime and dirt. Do...

Fishing: Heddon 125, Bamboo, Fly Rod
Bamboo, Fly Rod, Fishing: Bruce, I have allot of experience with Heddons , sold 4 125s in 2009. The 8.5 ft was unused went for $515 gross. Price Book: Antique %26 Collectible Fishing Rods: Identification %26 Value Guide Homel, Dan. 1997 (2nd edition 2000) add about...

Fishing: Heddon Bamboo flyrod value, Heddon, bamboo
Heddon, bamboo, fly: Terry, Heddon company history: http://www.antiquefishinglures.com/heddonhistory.htm Heddons are either loved or hated. I think they are decent rods and have a collectors value. Some books to read more about your rod at your main library: Antique %26...

Fishing: Heddon bamboo rod, Heddon, bamboo
Heddon, bamboo, rod: Dave, What you have there is a bamboo cast/spin rod. They are just not collected like fly rods. The model is Reliable, 5 length , M is medium weight. 2A is the action, whippy or stiff according to the catalog, same as weight medium. You will not find...

Fishing: Heddon Surf Rod, surf rods, surf rod
surf rods, surf rod, saltwater rods: Hi Jeff, It sounds like you found a nice rod. I don t have much information on this one. I suggest you might try to post a question on www.bloodydecks.com where the readers and participants deal with saltwater rods all the time. Several are collectors...

Fishing: horton the bristol flyrod, bamboo, fly
bamboo, fly, rod: Bill, You have an older US bamboo rod. Horton became Bristol. History : http://www.oldfishingstuff.com/horton_mfg_co.htm Bristol rods are mentioned in Antique %26 Collectable Fishing Rods: Identification %26 Value Guide Homel, Dan. 1997 (2nd edition...

Fishing: Ice fishing Brown Trout, golden shiners, wave swells
golden shiners, wave swells, light jig: Hi Bernd, The entire harbor freezes over most years but the majority is not fishable no matter how safe it looks. The three areas that are generally safe are the McKinley Boat harbor on the north end, the Lakeshore State park Estuary (by the Summerfest...

Fishing: information on spinning rod, rod models, rod model
rod models, rod model, parametric design: Hi William, I know exactly what it looks like. I like the Berkley Parametric rods. Of all the Berkley rod models the Parametric was their best. The Parametric design has exceptional damping characteristics, casts and handles well. The rod is fiberglass...

Fishing: Japanese fly rod, antique rods, butt section
antique rods, butt section, ww ii: Hi Bryan, Sakura is one of the brand names used on rods made in occupied Japan after WW II ended. These rods were mass produced for export and pretty much every US serviceman that went through Japan also sent them home to friends and relatives. Like any...

Fishing: do you know about this rod, Winchester, bamboo
Winchester, bamboo, fly: Donavan, Early Winchester rods were advertised as being built under the direct supervision of E.W.Edwards and they are considered high quality rods with significant value today. These rods usually have a four digit number designation beginning with 6 stamped...

Fishing: Lake Seminole, chatahoochee river, bush hogs
chatahoochee river, bush hogs, jerk baits: Adam; When you tell me you will be staying at Trails end that gives me a better picture of what to tell you. Trails end is located about 22 miles West of Bainbridge. It is located on the Chattahooche side of the lake. It is on the West bank of the Hooch...

Fishing: Lake Seminole, fishpond drain, bass crappie
fishpond drain, bass crappie, rays lake: James; There is quite a wide difference between putting in at Wingates Marina and putting in at the state Park. Wingates is on the South side of the lake at about the lower end of the Eastern section of the Flint arm. The state park is located on the North...

Fishing: Land locked salmon frenzy, question pool, artificial bait
question pool, artificial bait, berkley fishing: HI Luke! How are you? Well I was looking through the question pool and I think I can help you! Well I dont normally fish for salmon but if I was trying to imitate smelt with artificial bait look no further then berkley gulp and gulp alive! They actually have...

Fishing: Line weight for old bamboo fly rods, bamboo, fly
bamboo, fly, rod: Phillip, Just an observation, but the most misunderstood concept in bamboo rods is condition. For example how could your rods be in excellent condition or perfect in every way, if has just a bit of corrosion on the reel seats, and a missing snake guide....

Fishing: lake seminole bass, wingates lunker lodge, spring creek basin
wingates lunker lodge, spring creek basin, pond drain: Keith; Since you didn t say where you will be starting out from I will have to assume you will start your tournament at either the boat basin in Bainbridge or Wingates Lunker Lodge. There are several other places that you could start but these two are the...

Fishing: langley reels, Langley antique reel, e-bay
Langley antique reel, e-bay: Carl; I tried some searches and found as you say most are interested in selling. One place that I looked at was e-bay. This is a buying selling site but they do a lot of listing of antique fishing equipment for the collectors. It would probably not do you...

Fishing: lure identification, lake seminole, e bay
lake seminole, e bay, bassmaster: James; I m sorry I can t identify this lure, however, I might suggest a place where you might get it identified. Take a recent issue of Bassmaster and look for the page headed What s it worth . Send the picture to the editor of that page and he might be...

Fishing: Martin Fly Rod, graphite rod, graphite rods
graphite rod, graphite rods, fly rod: Hi Wayne, I assume this is a fiberglass rod or early graphite rod. I don t have any information on Martin rods or a listing for the model in any of my reference materials. Typically, the older glass and graphite rods, even in mint condition don t have...

Fishing: NFT Bamboo Fly / Spin combo Rod, joe douglas, cylindrical container
joe douglas, cylindrical container, fishing tackle: Hi Mark, Nippon Fishing Tackle rods were very common post WWII through the 50 s. They were mass produced and don t carry much value but are great pieces of nostalgia. Joe Douglas on this site is the old rod expert so you should probably run this past...

Fishing: Nightcrawler secrets rods, classic fly rods, fly rod blanks
classic fly rods, fly rod blanks, graphite fly rod: Hi Jonathan, Yes, Northwoods tackle is now long since past. The totem pole and building are still there along Hwy 45 but the Magazine is now owned by Midwest Outdoors and the tackle wing has been gone for 25 years. I think that the only way to find...

Fishing: old fly rod, retail department store, extrusion process
retail department store, extrusion process, true temper: Hi Greg, May & Malone appears to have been a retail department store in Chicago around the 1930s, probably earlier as well. They would not have been the maker of this rod. They would have had the rod made by another company and their name applied so they...

Fishing: Phillipson 3M Epoxite, piece fiberglass, phillipson
piece fiberglass, phillipson, actual condition: Hi Leroy, My book says this rod is fiberglass, the Midge model, and would have come in 2/2 configuration; does it have a second tip section? If it is the same model as what I m looking at here, the value with two tips would be in the $175-$300 range...

Fishing: pictures of rods and reels, bass action, rods and reels
bass action, rods and reels, reference book: Hi Leroy, The Actionrod was made by Orchard Industries in Michigan. The reference book shows value on this one to be in the $45-$75 range depending on condition. I ve had one or two of these over the years and they don t sell that high...at least not...

Fishing: Quantum spin reels, academy sports store, lb test line
academy sports store, lb test line, adjustment knobs: After researching this out, I have learned that QUANTUM is inded an open face spinner manufactured by ZEBCO,,,,,,,,,, please go to this web site http://www.quantumfishing.com/CustomerService/default.aspx and seek your model number out, then go to the frequently...

Fishing: Restringing a spinning rod, memory line, memory memory
memory line, memory memory, reel spool: Hi Justine, It could be a couple things. Yes, you may have put too much line on. You should only fill them to 1/8th inch from the edge of the spool. Second, you may have chosen a line with a lot of memory . Memory means that it retains the loops...

Fishing: rebuilding bamboo flyrods, bamboo flyrods, bamboo fly rods
bamboo flyrods, bamboo fly rods, cutoff wheel: Hi Eric, Two things....first, don t assume they are inexpensive because you got them at a reasonable price; and second, if you are interested, send me some information about each of the rods and I ll tell you what you have to work with and what they might...

Fishing: repair split section of a bamboo flyrod, graphite fly rods, bamboo fly rod
graphite fly rods, bamboo fly rod, waterproof glue: Hi Matt, It s a DAP product so likely the hardware store near you will have it. If not try Home Depot, Lowes, and paint stores. No, do not use this glue for the ferrules. Get some tiptop adhesive from any rod builders supply house and use that. It...

Fishing: rod ID and approx value, Wright, McGill
Wright, McGill, 9': Bruce, Books: Bamboo Rod Restoration Handbook by Michael Sinclair Classic %26 Antique Fly-Fishing Tackle: A Guide for Collectors %26 Anglers by A.J. Campbell Fishing Tackle: A Collector s Guide Hardcover, 1991 Graham Turner Swedish - no idea, not...

Fishing: Salmon fishing, salmon fishing, strong currents
salmon fishing, strong currents, medium action: Hi Bono, Medium refers to the strength of the rod. A medium may be OK for fish up to about 15 pounds and slow moving rivers. If you are in strong currents or are going to be catching Salmon 20 pounds or more, it may become under powered. Here on...

Fishing: Salmon fishing, pentwater river, ounce jig
pentwater river, ounce jig, salmon fish: Hi Bono, For Lake Michigan Piers, I d start out with some basic spoons like 2/5th ounce Cleos, 1/2 to 3/4th ounce Krocodiles, Kastmasters, or KO Wobblers. Silver with green or gold with orange are good starters. Four inch Gulp Minnows on a 1/4 to 3/8th...

Fishing: Shakespeare 1362-9' bamboo rod, bamboo fly rod, letter designation
bamboo fly rod, letter designation, weight rods: Hi Tom, First of all, Joe Douglas on this site knows a lot more than I do about old Bamboo rods. I would also pose this question to him. I do know that it was a popular rod often referred to as the Spring Brook. They were from the mid 30 s to the mid...

Fishing: South bend 9' fly pole, fiberglass models, salt water fishing
fiberglass models, salt water fishing, true temper: Hi Luss, The South Bend model #59 you have is 9 0 long. If there is nothing wrong with the rod other thna a little wear on the cork handle, it would likely be rated in Excellent condition. Don t clean the handle, by the way...it would lower the value...

Fishing: smelt, fish move, lunker city
fish move, lunker city, artificial bait: Hi Luke, I m not a scuba diver so my best thing to observe fish is my Aqua view. I am always surprised how little fish move when they swim. Smelt are no exception. Those wild wiggling lures are far from realistic, but they do catch fish. We fish...

Fishing: split bamboo fly rod, split bamboo fly rod, bamboo fly rod
split bamboo fly rod, bamboo fly rod, joe douglas: Hi Ron, Joe Douglas is the expert on this site regarding old rods and collecting. I do know that the H-I rods were mass produced and there are quite a few of the out there on the market. They were a lower end rod at the time. Probably from the 1930...

Fishing: splitcanerod, splitcane, pezon michel
splitcane, pezon michel, mitchel: Hi Tomas, My reference book lists a salmon rod by Pezon & Michel but not a parabolic model. The model listed would be valued in the $300-$400 range in unused condition. The P&M parabolic rods tend to be valued higher than other models. I would think...

Fishing: sport king fly rod, montgomery wards, king fly
montgomery wards, king fly, horrocks ibbotson: Hi Steve, The Sport King rods were marketed by Montgomery Wards & Company, a competitor of Sears. It is made of bamboo and was most likely made by the Horrocks-Ibbotson Company for Wards. With the original bag and tube, and with all four rod sections intact,...

Fishing: True Temper steel rod, true temper, steel rods
true temper, steel rods, mint condition: Hi Robert, Unfortunately, the older steel rods don t have a lot of collector value. In Mint condition they would be valued in the $30-$35 range each. These do make very good fishing rods and your best option might be to use them and enjoy them. Thanks,...

Fishing: Vintage fly rod worth, time fly, fly rod
time fly, fly rod, bamboo rod: Karen, What a great daughter your are, so thoughtful. The rod is an oddity , moderately rare- really not a fishing tool but would look good in a museum or collection. I have cast one. It s too heavy and awkward. My children do not fly fish either. I always...

Fishing: Vintage Name on Fly Rod, ww ii, fly rod
ww ii, fly rod, ancient god: Hi Norm, Do you have the ability to take and send photos to me via email? If so, please send some to joe@blackdogtackle.com and I ll review them. The first thing that pops to mind is maybe one of the various brand names used in occupied Japan after WW...

Fishing: value of a fly rod, joe douglas, fly rod
joe douglas, fly rod, mcgill: Hi Jeff, I m sorry, but Joe Douglas will probably have a better guess at this than I would. I know that they were mass produced so their value usually isn t that great. Probably $60-100. But pose this to Joe, as he is the collecting expert. It s...

Fishing: vintage bamboo hexagonal fishing rod, fly fishing rod, split bamboo rods
fly fishing rod, split bamboo rods, bamboo fly rods: Hi Melanie, Two things.... First, paraphrasing A.J. Campbell s, Classic & Antique Fishing Tackle reference book, John Krider was a Philadelphia gunsmith, machinist, author and maker of fishing tackle from roughly 1836 to 1880 or so. He imported,...

Fishing: vintage fenwick fishing rods, fenwick fishing rods, bloodydecks com
fenwick fishing rods, bloodydecks com, fly rods: Hi Aaron, Thank you for the data. In general, these are pretty good rods and will have a value in the $40-$60 range depending on condition. The spinning rods don t carry as high a value as the fly rods of the same era. The saltwater rods may be valued...

Fishing: vintage fenwick fishing rods, fenwick fishing rods, color models
fenwick fishing rods, color models, great shape: Hi Aaron, I can certainly try. I ll need the model and any name written on each rod plus the blank color. Models are usually something like FF805 8; FL 602; SF 74-4; etc. Also, how many rod sections for each rod, how long is each rod and anything...

Fishing: vintage true temper flyfishing rod, pflueger medalist, true temper
pflueger medalist, true temper, fly rods: Hi Craig, The older glass fly rods typically don t have a great deal of collector value. This one would be from the 1960s-1970s era and would be valued in the $10-$40 range depending on condition. It will probably handle a 7wt line pretty well, possibly...

Fishing: winchester casting rod, Bamboo, casting
Bamboo, casting, rods: Bill, I don t see a question here . So I repeat ; Sorry both casting and fiberglass rods just aren t collected, therefore not as valuable as bamboo fly rods. History of Winchester Books: Antique & Collectible Fishing Rods: Identification & Value Guide...

Fishing: wright mcgill rods, hi mike, nothing fancy
hi mike, nothing fancy, mcgill: Hi Mike, Wright-McGill still makes a version of the Sweetheart rods, if I m not mistaken. They have probably been making them for 30 years. They are nothing fancy, just good dependable rods. This rod would be valued in the $10-$20 range depending on condition....

Fishing: Zero hour bomb company reel, zebco reels, web bulletin
zebco reels, web bulletin, blackball: Hello Richard, I don t know too much about these Zebco reels but if you go to http://orcaonline.org/ipw-web/bulletin/bb/index.php and use the search funtion at the top I believe you will learn more than you ever wanted to know about these reels....

Fishing: 2 rod sections stuck together, graphite rods, butt section
graphite rods, butt section, ferrules: Hi Ted, Yes, the trick is patience. The #1 rule about ferrules is ferrules together, hands together; ferrules apart, hands apart. Regardless of what kind of ferrules, put one hand on either side close to the ferrule when you put them together, put...

Fishing: Anniversary trip to Lake Seminole, drain creek, pond drain
drain creek, pond drain, creek arm: Glenn; here s wishing you and your lady a happy wedding anniversary. If you are planning on staying on the main lake 20 miles from Bainbridge You must be staying at Wingate s Lodge and Marina. That is a good central place to stay as you are within reach...

Fishing: Antique Fly rod, Sewell, Dunton
Sewell, Dunton, blanks: Mike Here s the history : (from http://www.dunton.org/archive/SewellDuntonRods/index.htm# Sewell N. Dunton %26 Son, Inc. is not the best known rod maker, but their work commands some attention from among historic fishing gear collectors. The genealogy...

Fishing: Antique reel, antique reel, fishing reel
antique reel, fishing reel, single action: Hello Jackie, Your reel likely dates to the late 1800 s or early 1900 s. The value is hard to tell but it is probably worth more than $200 dollars and possibly more. These clamp reels are very collectable and you have a great reel there. Robin...

Fishing: Another abbey and inbrie question, Abbey and Inbrie, bamboo
Abbey and Inbrie, bamboo, fly: Tom Could not read the model number ??26I #3500 is not a usual model number but they were in business many years 1875-1930. A%26I did not build rods in-house; they contracted with several builders to produce the rods they sold. If you can provide some...

Fishing: Bass, bass tournament, bass fishing
bass tournament, bass fishing, real situation: Susan; In answer to your last question in the paragraph, the answer is definitely YES. At times bass will simply grab the tail of the worm and not get hooked. At other times they may get hooked but only in the fleshy part of the lip . I do not use worms...

Fishing: Beaverkill rod, horrocks ibbotson, split cane
horrocks ibbotson, split cane, mint condition: Hi John, The Beaverkill model was made from the 1930s-1950s by H-I. It was one of their lower priced models falling about the upper end of the lower third of their pricing structure. It sold originally in the $5.75-$9.00 range depending in which decade...

Fishing: Bristol F-7 bamboo fly rod, bamboo fly rod, bamboo fly rods
bamboo fly rod, bamboo fly rods, edwards sons: Hi Theo, The bamboo fly rods sold by Bristol (Horton) were actually made by E.W. Edwards & Sons; Horton merged with Edwards in 1930. Edwards was a maker of very high grade fly rods so you have a quality rod. The one tip being short (likely broken at some...

Fishing: Broken fenwick royale, hobbie, tackle shop
hobbie, tackle shop, fenwick: It will be way cheaper to repair the rod. I m talking about $70-$100 cheaper. You can purchase a rod repair kit off the Internet and then take it up as a hobbie, or you could just take it to a local tackle shop and they will typically repair rods. Plus,...

Fishing: Central FL lake fishing, fresh water lake, alligator gar
fresh water lake, alligator gar, equivalent diameter: Steven; May I assume that you are fishing for bass? If not I doubt that I can be of much help. Why are you trolling. If you want to catch bass on live bait get some large shiners at the bait store along with a Styrofoam float about 2 inches in diameter....

Fishing: craddock rods, vintage rods, redditch england
vintage rods, redditch england, online auctions: Hi Paul, I do not have any data on these rods. From what I found searching the net, these are considered vintage rods, they were made by E.R. Craddock & Co. of Redditch, England. I did see a few similar rods offered in online auctions but did not see...

Fishing: E.C. powell fly rod, fly rod, river names
fly rod, river names, maslan: Hi Eric, E. C. Powell opened his rod shop in 1921 and continued building bamboo rods until he sold the business to his son-in-law Tony Maslan in 1954. Maslan continued making rods marked E. C. Powell until his death. The inscription the yuba refers...

Fishing: EC Powell fly rod, EC Powell, bamboo
EC Powell, bamboo, fly: David, Edwin C. Powell made some really good rods out of Marysville, CA. I believe the patent 1932986, was on the double built , hallow rods but I have only seen 10 of his rods and haven t got a book on him. Books Antique %26 Collectible Fishing Rods:...

Fishing: F.E. Thomas Fly Rod for Abercrombie & Fitch, abercrombie fitch co, bamboo fly rod
abercrombie fitch co, bamboo fly rod, butt plate: Frank, FYI never put oil of any kind of oil on a ferrule including skin oil from noses in- you can create a vacuum and never get it apart. You can cancel an auction and bids on ebay and try again. Expect alot more action at the end of the auction. I recommend...

Fishing: Fishing gear, holy grail, bamboo rods
holy grail, bamboo rods, fishing gear: Hi Melissa, It sounds like you may have some things that my be desirable to a collector. I would want a true tackle collector, not an antique dealer, to look at the items. There are a few sites where these passioned collectors frequent. You may want...

Fishing: Fishing Reels, old reel collectors association, horrocks ibbotson
old reel collectors association, horrocks ibbotson, reel collectors: Hello Derek, a good place to dig up info and possibly even sell your reels would be. http://orcaonline.org/ipw-web/bulletin/bb/index.php This is a link to the Old Reel Collectors Association, the guys here will answer any of your questions and there...

Fishing: Fishing on the river, grass weeds, fishing in the river
grass weeds, fishing in the river, hook point: Hi Mary, I m glad to know you got my reply! Well,the float and fly would work great around that type of structure,because the entire rig is suspended by a float so you wouldn t get hung up at all! Here s what your going to need to rig up the float and fly;...

Fishing: Fishing Secrets, fish philosophy, bass fisherman
fish philosophy, bass fisherman, fish clubs: LeRoy; I am in complete agreement with your sentiments concerning teaching someone to fish or sharing your knowledge. I am not a guide nor do I think that I know all there is about bass fishing. If anyone tells you that they do they are either fools or liars...

Fishing: Fly rod set, tip section, bamboo rod
tip section, bamboo rod, question thanks: Hi Harv, Sorry...ignore my last message. I thought you were asking some sort of follow up to the question I answered just before yours arrived. I m old...I make mistakes. If you are trying to remove a set in the tip section of your bamboo rod, you...

Fishing: 2 rod sections stuck together, graphite rods, joints
Fishing: 2 rod sections stuck together, graphite rods, joints, few minutes

Fishing: fishing bobber, bobber, avail
Fishing: fishing bobber, bobber, avail, egg

Fishing: fly rods, brule wi, bamboo fly rods
Fishing: fly rods, brule wi, bamboo fly rods, fly fishing rod

Fishing: old fiberglass true temper, bronson
Fishing: old fiberglass true temper, bronson

Fishing: Shakespeare - Honor Built, Honor Sold
Fishing: Shakespeare - Honor Built, Honor Sold

Fishing: Trueline fishing rods, lucky man, d8
Fishing: Trueline fishing rods, lucky man, d8, reel seat

Fishing: Vintage Rod, fly rod, steel line
Fishing: Vintage Rod, fly rod, steel line, fly

Fishing: vintage cane pole, tonkin cane, cane river
Fishing: vintage cane pole, tonkin cane, cane river, jeremiah

Fishing: fish cribs, fish magnets, wooden pallets
fish magnets, wooden pallets, exhibition project: Hi Teagon and Sharon, That is a great project. Fish cribs are artificial habitat and cover placed in a lake to give fish a place to live. They are often placed in lakes that don t have a lot of natural cover for them to hide or spawn. Nearly all...

Fishing: fishing, salmon egg, bug guts
salmon egg, bug guts, frozen corn: Yes, some fish will eat corn. In fact, for carp it is one of the better baits. Where chumming is legal you can toss some corn in the area and then bait you hook with three to four kernels. Some steelhead fishermen use corn, not because steelhead love...

Fishing: fishing bobber, fishing bobbers, fishing bobber
fishing bobbers, fishing bobber, metal eye: Hi Pete, No, you aren t crazy, but I also don t think you are going to find them anymore. I haven t seen that item around for years. You may run into one on e-bay if you keep an eye out for them. But to find one in a tackle shop will be nearly impossible....

Fishing: fishing rod value, ceramic rings, fishing rod
ceramic rings, fishing rod, speedstick: Hi Kyle, I don t believe any of these have any real collector value. Probably $5-$15 each for value depending on condition. The possible exception might be the Lew s rod. If it is a SpeedStick and marked clearly as such, it may have additional value....

Fishing: fishing rods, pflueger reels, fishing rods
pflueger reels, fishing rods, steel rods: Hi Dave, They are indeed made of steel. They made both solid and extruded (hollow) steel rods. Value on the older steel rods is not high among collectors. These would each be in the $10-$25 range depending on actual condition. The reels are probably...

Fishing: fly fishing in ponds, streamer patterns, matching the hatch
streamer patterns, matching the hatch, purple work: Hi Nick, It depends a lot on what fish you are trying to catch. It also depends a lot on what is going on in the pond. Are there insects hatching? Are there minnows around? Leeches, crawfish, etc, etc? Matching the hatch , or the food source present...

Fishing: fly rod eyes, Snake, Guides
Snake, Guides, history: Marlon, First let me lead you to the most commonly used idiom , which is not eyes but guides. I always assumed snake guides were put into production with the later industrial revolution or so. In the later 19th century machines were making snake guides....

Fishing: fly rods, Fiberglass, fishing
Fiberglass, fishing, rods: Dan, I have never heard of your rod maker or model.But I am a bamboo fly rod guy. The wire guides are common on fly rods. I d fish them - they are probably not collectable but I d check ebay and fiberglass information sites http://fiberglass-fly-rods.pbwiki.com/...

Fishing: Grampus fishing rod, Japanese, bamboo .
Japanese, bamboo ., fly: Ray, You rod is Japanese.I know the name Grampus from experience. Originally sold by the thousands to GIs in a light long box with lures and huge flies . Mostly considered trinkets by collectors but memorial to GIs , they have little resale or fishing value....

Fishing: Grandfather's fly rods, Wright-Mcgill, Trimpact
Wright-Mcgill, Trimpact, bamboo: John, All Wright-Mcgill bamboo rods were handmade.They were probably made from 1920 to 1946. I can pin them down further with pictures to macsrods@yahoo.com History Books: Antique %26 Collectible Fishing Rods: Identification %26 Value Guide Homel, Dan....

Fishing: Hardy, Hardy, ID
Hardy, ID, rods: Jeanette, According to an old Hardy and Greys website and a CD copy I have the serial number indicates your rod was made in 1890-91. I would need more information but an experienced guess would be that you could get some decent money for it/them. ...

Fishing: HEDON DELUXE BAMBOO FLY ROD, bamboo fly rod, aluminum case
bamboo fly rod, aluminum case, fishing pole: http://www.antiquefishinglures.com/heddonhistory.htm This website should help you find what you need because I really need more info, like what is written on the rod or tags on the sack and tube. But I hope it helps. You can always ask a follow up question...

Fishing: Heddon Fly Rod, sears stores, fly rod
sears stores, fly rod, gbf: Hi Edmond, The Heddon $125 Expert was made by Heddon to be sold exclusively in Sears stores. The GBG or GBF or B mean the following... GBG = DT (double taper) 8wt fly line GBF = WF (weight forward) 8wt fly line B = Level 8wt fly line This...

Fishing: Heddon Pal MARK IV fly rod, joe douglas, pal mark
joe douglas, pal mark, fly rod: Hi Chris, Unfortunately there are a lot of those out on the market and not sought after by collectors. Is that a fiberglass? If so, probably $40 or so. Joe Douglas on this site is really the antique rod expert. If you submit this to him, he will have...

Fishing: Heddon Rod, Heddon, spin
Heddon, spin, bamboo: Lynn, It is bamboo , not fly probably is a casting or surf rod. They aren t collected and so history has not been kept on them. The two metal guides with ceramic/ stone inserts have a value as parts to a rod restorer - maybe ebay Heddon- there is history...

Fishing: heddon bambo rod, Heddon, fishing
Heddon, fishing, rod: Carl, How do you know it is bamboo is my first thought. Is it flat or round sided. I believe a 7 foot Heddon rod , with pal and the number 700 on it, is round and made of fiberglass. I also think it s a casting rod. Not very collectable If so , fish it....

Fishing: Ike walton, Ike walton, fishing
Ike walton, fishing, rod: Walter, I assume you have a bamboo fly rod , if not all bets are off. Antique & Collectible Fishing Reels: Identification, Evaluation & Maintenance Homel, & Jellison. 1996. I looked for your reel, sportfisher 33, and there is no maker Sportfisher, nor...

Fishing: jim dandy bamboo fly rod, bamboo fly rod, jim dandy
bamboo fly rod, jim dandy, joe douglas: Hi Dean, Unfortunately many of these bamboo rods were mass produced and not worth a lot today. I may be wrong, but I think the Jim Dandy was the lower end line of rods. This rod may be worth $50 or so. That all said, I am not the old rod expert here....

Fishing: Kingfisher bamboo rod, bamboo fly rod, bamboo rod
bamboo fly rod, bamboo rod, bamboo rods: Hi James, The Kingfisher brand was used by Edward K. Tryon company on rods made for them by Montague and Heddon. I do not show a lisitng for a 12 0 Kingfisher rod but it is possible. Montague made a 12 0 salmon rod and they certainly could have provided...

Fishing: kalamazoo fly reel, fly reel, fly reels
fly reel, fly reels, model c: Hello Rodney, This is not a high dollar collectable reel so I would say go ahead and fish with it. People do collect these automatic fly reels but they just don t seem to bring alot of money. I would say it would probably bring around $20 in a sale. Put...

Fishing: Lake Seminole, brush piles, pond drain
brush piles, pond drain, live minnows: Jim; If I am correct the Seminole campground, lodge and marina is located on the west side of the Chattahoochee River just North of Sneads. If that is right your best bet for crappie would be to head across to the main channel of the Hooch and try in the...

Fishing: Lake Seminole, pond drain, lake seminole
pond drain, lake seminole, alabama border: Hi Michael; I may be a bit biased but I do think this is one of the best bass lakes in the country. Not necessarily for really big bass, a ten pounder is still a challenge that I have not met but there are a lot of 5-8 pounders in here if you can find them....

Fishing: low memory fish line, fish line, memory line
fish line, memory line, water bait: Frank; One thing to begin with is that all lines have some memory BUT it is usually not the memory that causes the difficulty. Since you did not say whether you are using a casting reel or an open faced spinning reel (I do not consider the closed face spinning...

Fishing: milward fly rod, cloth case, paul gill
cloth case, paul gill, eight inches: Hi Paul, My reference book does not list the 8 0 model so I ll estimate the value on the rod in the $300-$450 range depending on condition. I don t have any data on the reel or the line at all...but I wouldn t let them go cheap if this all comes as one...