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Spring cleanup is upon us now and I saw this old guy in his 70's throwin out a whole bunch of rods and gear. I couldn't resist, starting to collect old gear. Got this rod made out of a solid fiberglass blank with steel ferrules and a solid oak handle. Is this a collectable? Any info would be great. ???
 

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It's all a matter of what someone's willing to pay for it... I've seen resterants adorned with memories
of distant pasts and the like so you never know . ........Marko
 

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Old glass can make for good wall hangings, if your looking for the lodge look in your den or rec room. As for dollars "NOT", collectors want Greenheart & Cane; and Cane with a name/history to it. Reels are worth more, name again or odd-balls.

Cleanup is a good place to find parts, if you do your own repairs, you can never have enough parts. I picked up a bunch of old rods at last year's cleanup. I the mix I found a sweet old fly reel & a five & a half foot fly rod. Both collectors. The rod is glass, but what makes it a collector is the lenth, rod makers have not made rods under eight feets since the early 70's. My youngest daughter owns it now. When I introduced her to fishing bows in the Thom last summer she complained that the the rods we were using were too long and akward for her to use. So when we got home I refinished that short rod, (tried it out and it performs almost as good as my fast action graphite, surpise, surprise) and gave it to her. She loves it.
 

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got afew old army and navy fishmaster glass rods in the bunch also a spinning rod and a pin rod. got this giant 14' casting rod of some sort the reel sits about 2.5' up the handle and the blank is about 1.5" thick at the butt? A surf rod possibly.
 

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here is a couple of pics of that rod
 

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it is a medium action rod probably cast 22 oz no problem. no tags on it except "shakespeare medium action" i haven't researched at all just thought i'd see what other guys thought about it before it went out for spring cleanup. :thumbup:
 

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thanks for the info was thinkin about using it just for that but i've got a rod for the boat and don't think i'll be fishing from shore for those monsters anytime soon so out it went, spring cleanup just might see it on the vedder for those stinky whites this year ;D
 
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