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 Post subject: Betts Rod Info
PostPosted: 19 Feb 2012, 00:40 • # 1 
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hi all ... name is Andrew and i am new to this forum ... i was referred to this site from a collector friend of mine to see if anyone could help me with an ID ...

i was digging around in grandpa's garage before we sold his house a couple years back and came across a (presumed) fly rod with the label:

Betts Fishing Tackle
No. 29S
Betts Mfg. Co. Detroit 19, Michigan

does anyone have any information on this rod (year, use, weight, orig. price, etc.)?

a side note: it looks as though grandpa used a saw to saw of the butt of the rod at the 10" mark (measured from the top of the handle towards the butt) ... just wondering if anyone has the original pic of this rod as i want to restore it as a Christmas gift for my father ... thanks to any who can help ...


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 Post subject: Re: Betts Rod Info
PostPosted: 19 Feb 2012, 09:00 • # 2 
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I don't know much at all about the rod but as to age--it's likely from the 1943-1963 era, based on the 2-digit postal code.


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 Post subject: Re: Betts Rod Info
PostPosted: 19 Feb 2012, 11:41 • # 3 
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Got any pictures? I wonder if he cut the handle off a spin rod to make a fly rod? American ingenuity at it's best.

Mike


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 Post subject: Re: Betts Rod Info
PostPosted: 19 Feb 2012, 12:09 • # 4 
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lol ... actually from Canada ... he had an old rubber stopper from kitchen chair leg on the butt end ... looked almost like he had it rigged as a Tenkara rod or a practice rod ... will post pics shortly ...


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PostPosted: 19 Feb 2012, 13:22 • # 5 
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