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Cannonx4

Recieved a gift...

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A guy I work with found out I was a fly fisherman and he brought me a gift, 2 bamboo fly rods. One is a Montague, Lake Pleasant and the other one doesn't have a name on it. They were his brothers and he past away a couple of years ago. The guy said he was just waiting on finding someone that would use them. He said they were bought in the 50's. I have never even handled a bamboo rod and these are not in the best of condition. Maybe some of you can give me some idea of it's even worth tying to have fixed.

 

From where the guy had them rubber banded together, they are bowed a little. Which would be good if you wanted to throw a curve I guess. Both rods need to have the guides wrapped again and even replace a couple of guides. Handle don't look bad at all. I will try and take some pictures this evening and update this post. Any ideas, are they worth trying to salvage?

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You should get some responses on that! There might even be a few on here willing to rebuild those for you.

 

Good luck.

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Since you paid nothing for them, then yes, it's worth the cost to have them refurbished, providing they haven't delaminated. Find a local bamboo rod builder to get an estimate and/or recommendations.

 

Value is a totally different issue. Refurbished production bamboo rods from the '50's usually bring $150 to $300 depending on the desirability of the taper. You really need to show them to someone who specializes in antique bamboo rods to get an estimate of their value, but I'd be really surprised if it was anything more than my ballpark figures above.

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