Unknown Bamboo Rod

Discussion in 'Rod Building' started by dryflylarry, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Near the Fjord
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    Can anyone identify this rod. I don't know bamboo rods. No markings of any kind. Brass reel seat. 9' 6" and the extra tip is probably about up to 9'. A neighbor asked me if I could help him. Any value to this? He might want to sell cheap. Thanks.
  2. LD Active Member

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    Spokane, WA
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  3. herl Member

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    the other washington
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    I'll take a guess. Looks like an early Montague, though a lot of rods from that era look pretty similar.. Unfortunately, not much value to those, especially when they are in need of a full redo. It is likely heavy with a slow, whippy action. It could be a fun project for someone to refinish and go swing wet flies with. But to be on the safe side, wait til someone who knows more than I do tells you it isn't worth anything.

    If you do get a positive ID, please let us know.
  4. Tom Bowden Active Member

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    Black Diamond, WA
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    I checked my copy of Michael Sinclair's book. The sliding band reel seat with foot guides, grip shape, and bottle-shaped ferrules match a picture of a Chubb / Montague from 1925.

  5. CANEFLYFISH n GSPs New Member

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    Hunker, Pa.
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    i 100% agree with Herl & Tom on this one.

  6. Mike Monsos AKA flyman219

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    Redmond, Washington, USA.
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