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Any info on these old/vintage rods
Hi,

My father in law gave me 3 of his dad's old rods. They are at least 30 years old, probably closer to 40, 50 or more.

The first few pics show a rod that reads:
Acme
Mermaid
Made in Tokyo

It looks to have been repaired before as you can see the
resin repair kit in the box.

The next few pics show a rod that reads:
TF 8 1/2
Great Lakes
Tubular Hollow Glass
Deluxe Fishing Rod

The third is apparently a Fenwick fly rod.
On the side of the tube it reads:
Fenwick Products Inc.
On the top it reads:
Model: 315 4
Length: 7

On the rod it self, in addition to the above text it looks like it says it's a 3 1/3 oz. rod.

I'm guessing they are all fiberglass.

I don't have any plans to use these rods and my father in law said he doesn't care if I sell them, keep them, or throw them away. I don't really want to throw them away as I'm sure there's somebody out there who collects them.

Can anybody provide more info on these rods and or their value. Which I'm sure isn't much but if I find any willing buyers I might consider selling them. Thanks.

















(This post was edited by Dryrod on Jul 8, 2009, 2:33 PM)
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Re: [kicking back] Any info on these old/vintage rods In reply to
Hey there kickingback - looks like you have some classic rods in your possession. Here is a link to the Fenwick glass rod:
http://fiberglass-fly-rods.pbworks.com/.../#008000]


It would help to reduce your pictures to no larger than 45-mp wide and then do an in-line upload. In that manner all of your pictures would show up in your post. I can do that if you like.




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(This post was edited by Dryrod on Jul 8, 2009, 11:03 AM)
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Re: [kickingback] Any info on these old/vintage rods In reply to
I was going to say the same thing.
You might want to fish with them. I fish glass and love it!
Other than these look like heavier line weights.



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Re: [Dryrod] Any info on these old/vintage rods In reply to

Your rod pics have been posted.

(This post was edited by Dryrod on Jul 8, 2009, 2:35 PM)
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Re: [Dryrod] Any info on these old/vintage rods In reply to
Thanks Dryrod, I had to scale them down from 10mp and I'm not sure I'd have a clue on how to get to both be sized right and look good. You are more than welcome to fix the rest.

Yeah, the Fenwick is nice, thanks for the link. Maybe I'll throw on that extra reel I purchased.

The only one that looks used regularly is the Acme Mermaid.

My father in law has a few more left, I believe one is bamboo but I dont remember. Once I find my camera battery charger I'll try and get some pics uploaded.

Thanks again, you guys are great. Smile
(This post was edited by kickingback on Jul 8, 2009, 1:44 PM)