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Robert Vermillion

I can answer questions about collecting antique fishing lures, reels, and other items.

Rich Mac McGaughey


I can answer questions on graphite fly rod building and bamboo rod restoration and making. I can guide people to restorers . I can guide people to rod building components on the internet as well as catalog. I can help them identify and value their bamboo fly rods with a picture .

If you are asking for the id of an old rod

please give a complete description send pictures especially labels or logos with detailed thorough description** to me and a complete including as much the following as you can: Is it? fly or casting rod ? Reel seat is below or above the cork handle ? Check metal for id and patents ? What is it made of; bamboo ( flat sided) fiberglass or graphite ( round)? Weight in oz? What is the diameter of the rod above the cork? Where was it purchased ? What type of metal nickel-silver, tin, or chrome platted brass? A complete description of any logos or labels. Length of rod per section and number of sections. Total rod length.

Please read the following if the rod has either of the following two labels

Montague or .....

Mark Rimmer

I have been actively fishing for forty-five years! For nearly 15 of those years I was able to fish nearly 200 days per year. Those wonderful days have left me with a plethora of knowledge to share. I have fished from the Marianas of the Pacific to the quiet tidewaters of Virginia and North Carolina, Antigua the gulf coast of Texas and many places in between. My home waters are those of the west. I am passionate about bass fishing, tournament as well as recreational. In addition, I am well versed in fishing for most other species...(Okay, although interesting, I'm not an expert on British or European style competitive carp fishing...chumming with a slingshot anyone?). I am intimately acquainted with the San Diego County Lakes, Diamond Valley reservoir in Riverside County California and numerous other exciting fishing waters from Texas (Travis County) to the Pacific Coast and south to Cabo San Lucas. I have many years of experience in blue-water as well as inshore angling of all types in Southern California with both artificial and live baits; high country fishing in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of my beloved Golden State with nothing but a backpack and a .....

J. B. Hillard

I can answer questions on areas to fish and camp in the Florida Panhandle, but primarily related to counties connected to the Choctawhatchee River and the east end of the Choctawhatchee Bay. My knowledge on tackle and lures is mostly limited to what I own and use.

Timothy Howard

I'm willing and able to answer most questions regarding northern pike and bass. I can advise on specific rods, reels, lures and fishing line for specific fishing techniques. Also, I know alot about fishing in smaller waters and can give expert answers on optimal fishing weather conditions.

Jack Gaither

PLEASE, PLEASE, READ THE FOLLOWING BEFORE ASKING YOUR QUESTION. THANK YOU. PLEASE, I HAVE BEEN GETTING MANY QUESTIONS ABOUT ANTIQUE RODS, REELS ETC. I hate to refuse questions but I really can not be of help in this. If you have an old rod, reel, lure etc. try contacting the maker if still existing or try antique fishing tackle on the web. I am genuinely sorry that I CAN NOT ANSWER SUCH QUESTIONS. I have been bass, crappie, brim and catfishing for over 70 years. Most of my recent experience has been on the Apalachicola R. in Fl. panhandle, and Lake Seminole. I can answer many questions on places to go and some ideas on tactics especially for largemouth bass in these waters. I can`t tell you what fish will bite but can give some lures and methods that have worked well for me over the last 33 years in this area. I am also well versed on boating safety and small boat handling.

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2015-10-24 old fishing line:

Hello, and thank you for the question. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Yes, indeed line will definitely lose its strength and quality over time. Monofilament line being made out of nylon will dry rot

2015-10-19 Antique rods:

Kristin    I would recommend posting photos of the full reel seat and handle for each rod on this site    you will need to register first to post

2015-10-17 Old lures and wooden lures:

Hi    there is a pretty big range in Bomber values, depending on the age, model and especially condition. Most are in the $5-15 range, but the tougher ones run over $50.    If you can send photos that

2015-10-08 fishing rod:

Hello Michael,    Thanks for the question and forgive my not getting to you more quickly. I am a Firefighter in California and this has been a horrendous fire season.    I am VERY interested in helping

2015-09-30 Need to Identify the Fish in the attached pictures:

Hello! The name Jack Cravelle is the common name of a scientific name. This fish actual name is Cravelle Jack. It's catagorized this way because it's a sub-specie of a fish. It's not named after anyone

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