Older bamboo rod, 2 piece, surf casting???

Discussion in 'Bamboo, Fiberglass & Classic Reels' started by kurtataltos, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. kurtataltos Active Member

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    This is one of those "the neighbor found it under is house during a remodel and gave it to me but I don't know what to do with it so now it's yours..." kinda things. It's a two piece bamboo rod, probably 40's or 50's, may be a "hardware store" quality rod or not. Don't know. It appeared to have a label on it at one time, long gone. There is script on it that says "North Point". It's about 8'10" long. Looks like a stout rod for it's time, whenever that time was. Regardless, it's one of those "now what do I do with it" kind of things. Anyone ever seen one of these before? Insights appreciated.

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  2. ganglyangler Bird Dogs and Fly Rods

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    Cool looking rod, I'd fish it. Looks stout!
  3. kurtataltos Active Member

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    If someone didn't want to fish with it they could use the grip end to dip honey. Only 3 guides. Don't think it was meant for 4" brook trout (as cute as they may be). The finish is showing age but I don't want to touch it. It has... character. That's my excuse and I sticking to it. For now.
  4. kurtataltos Active Member

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    My wife is now suggesting I add it to the pile for a garage sale this weekend. That seems... cruel (to the rod). Cruel to me? nah... I'm used to it. Regardless, I may have to have this as an "object on an obtuse wall in the cabin" decoration. I tried looking up "North Point" online but, alas, no help. Dang...
  5. zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    I got an old bamboo trolling rod and it's a display item. Tell your wife "she doesn't understand"
  6. kurtataltos Active Member

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    I told her that 35 years ago... so far, it hasn't worked. I could cling to a glimmer of hope but, alas... I think it will go on the wall rather than be stolen, er..., sold for $15 at a garage sale and broken by a kid using it to swat bugs in the back yard.
  7. zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    Grow a set, stick up for yourself. You can be single again and decorage with anything...even a beer bottlecap table.

    If taking my advise ends up in singledom... then I disavow all responsibility.
  8. kurtataltos Active Member

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    I have a set. Golf clubs. Teeth. Chess. Dishes. Poker chips. Whine... er... wine glasses. Sizing dies. I have another set but I have temporarily forgotten what I am supposed to do with "them". Pondering...
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  9. Red Shed "junkyard spey"

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    That I believe is a trolling rod. I've had a couple of them and fished with them in years past. Mate that with a big Pflueger Sal Trout reel and some leadcore or braided copper line and it would be a great setup. In a different lifetime we used those rods with big wooden plugs to fish for Lake trout.
  10. Kevin Pidone New Member

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  11. Jerry Daschofsky Moderator

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    Its a trolling rod. I still have a couple. One still set up the way my grandpa left it.

    Red shed, i still have 2 old meat lines as you described set up still. Just mine are old fiberglass. Still has steel cable on it, used in Puget Sound.