I have two split canes, and I am presently working on restoring my third. I own two Horrick Ibbotsons both are from the early fifties ( label recognition) and I am working on a Vom Hoff a 15' five piece. Two tips, Two Mids, and a butt. ( from my reaseach, the VH is from the early 20s). I fish them and love their feel though they are old and considered to be antiques they do the job just fine. My plans for the Vom Hoff is to make two rods from it: a 7' and a 12'. for salmon. I think there's something that charges me extra when I land a fish on either.