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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.

Robert Vermillion

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

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.

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2017-04-20 Gliebe Co. pole:

Gliebe was a sporting goods store in Brooklyn NY from 1902 thru 1960. They didn't make their tackle, other companies made tackle under their name. Your rod is mostly likely from the 1950s when fiberglass

2017-03-14 fenwick lunker stick:

Kevin,    This is not my area of expertise, however, two people bid it up the rod to $840, one was "private" which makes me suspicious of the auction.     If you check out this ebay item, your model sold

2017-02-25 More info on South Bend split bamboo fly rod:

Frad,  The model #47 appeared in the latter 1930s and continued into the 1950s.  If it  has the "Comficient" cork grip, thumb rest, it is from the 1940s-1950s.  It is a nine foot rod.  HCH or C is line

2017-02-16 mohawk fishing rod:

Dan    Steel rods were the low cost, high volume rods sold before fiberglass was developed. Mohawk is a line of tackle sold by Horrocks Ibbotson, NY. I am wondering if there is a mix of parts to explain

2017-02-14 old fishing pole:

Hi    this looks like an early rod from the 1920s, since its missing eyes, it would need a restoration. I would expect to sell in the $100-150 range.    I recommend you get a second opinion at this site:

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