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Engineering Degree (unrelated to collecting).
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hello The bamboo rod looks like an early bait casting rod, is there any marking on it? The other looks like an early ice fishing rod. both look to be pre 1920 rods. I cant tell exactly which point
Hello Your rod is a split bamboo rod, six wedged shaped pieces of bamboo are glued together to make the rod shaft. Horrocks Ibbotson was one of the largest maker of fishing rods in its day. They
Barry Garcia rods are higher quality fiberglass rods. I would estimate the value of $50-$75. Maybe more depending on the specific model, etc. Note: the most coveted rods are American custom made
Bronson Meteor is worth $5-10 The Shakespeare Direct Drive is worth $10-20 Unfortunately these are economic/low priced reels in there day and dont command a high value in the collectors market.
Wright & Mcgill made nice quality bamboo and fiberglass flyrods. The early bamboo rods are most sought after. Wright & McGill aquired the Goodwin Granger Co after WWII to add rods to their tackle line
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