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need help with a mystery rod


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#1 Noahguide

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 08:50 AM

I hope this is the correct place to post this.
A club member brought in a rod given to him 30+ years ago in Worcester MA. It's a 7.5' three piece made from hard wood, not cane. It has a carrying tube and a hand made denim or RR cloth case. No machine or manufacturer marks.
Any ideas as to origin?

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#2 tjm

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 11:25 AM

just a guess, greenheart  from pre-WW2

 

Try asking on http://classicflyrodforum.com



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Posted 13 March 2019 - 11:55 AM

just a guess, greenheart  from pre-WW2
 
Try asking on http://classicflyrodforum.com


TJM, thanks. Based on your thought of Greenwood, I have been able to find several close matches. Looks like several Chubb rods and tubes and with matching grips and ferrules. 1890s?

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 04:35 PM

I'm far from expert, Noah, but the hardware made me think 1890-1930ish, but I don't collect and just have casual interest in such things.

Ferrules, guides and reel seats are often identifiable and if patented may lead to close dates and specific builders. In your case that  carry "tube" might be a unique identifier as to builder.



#5 mikechell

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 05:43 PM

That carry tube might be worth more than the rod!  Unique to anything I've seen before.

 

I like the grip. 


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Posted 14 March 2019 - 11:20 AM

I've seen a case just like that for an old bamboo rod at an antique store.  Been debating picking it up, but the lady is asking $35 for it.  Good luck!

 

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