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12-19-2006 10:28 AM
teflon_jones It would absolutely be usable! I'd inspect it carefully for any cracks and to make sure the glue is holding ok, but it's probably fine. As with any older rod, especially bamboo, I'd just make sure you're ok with it breaking.
12-19-2006 07:07 AM
jeffnles1 Teflon_Jones,
Thanks for the info. I wasn't thinking of selling it, but just curious if it had any value. It's really very nice looking and I've kept it around just because I think it's pretty cool.

Given it's not worth much, think it would be usable for a fishing rod for occasional use?

Thanks,
Jeff
12-18-2006 09:07 PM
teflon_jones Hi, unfortunately that rod isn't really worth much, maybe $50 depending on condition.
12-18-2006 08:21 PM
jeffnles1
Old bamboo rod

Hi,
I have an old bamboo rod that was left in a closet of our first house. It's in a cardboard tube. The only markings on the tube are part of a label that says
Manufactured by Union Hardware Company. Made in USA. something?? Bamboo.

It is a 3 piece rod with an extra tip. All guides and hardware is in tact and it's in excellent condition.

Is this worth anything? I have no idea how old it is, but by the style of writing on the label, I'm assuming it's pretty old (1940's 1950's?). The woman who lived in the house was in her 90's and her husband had been dead for years. This was back in the early 80's.

Thanks,
Jeff

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