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Robert Vermillion

U.S.
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I can answer questions about collecting antique fishing lures, reels, and other items. www.folkartfishingtackle.com

Timothy Howard

U.S.
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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.

J. B. Hillard

U.S.
Available
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.

Rich Mac McGaughey

U.S.
Available

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 macsrods@yahoo.com 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 .....

Jack Gaither

U.S.
Unavailable
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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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:

2017-02-07 old fishing pole:

Hi    sorry for the delay in response, missed the email notification. First the rod would have been made by a rod company for A&F, they were an outfitter not a manufacturer so figuring out the maker is

2017-01-30 kingfisher fly rod:

Phil,  Kingfisher rods were sold exclusively  by EDWARD K. TRYON CO.    They were made by two makers,  low ball by Montague and a little better model by Heddon, in the 30s. After WW II  they were only

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