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2014-04-08 Fishing tackle:

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

2013-05-26 Old Horrocks-Ibbotson 9' Fishing Rod:

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

2009-05-27 fishing rod:

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

2008-06-02 Fishing reel:

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.

2008-05-30 wright & mcgill rod:

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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