New to the forum, but have been fishing a long time and had many rods slip through my fingers over the years, via trade, gifting, or sales. Most of the time I feel good about putting fiberglass rods in the right hands..especially friends...and I am grateful for the rods, reels etc that I have received, often gratis, but look back wistfully on occasion on the ones I no longer own.
Seeing current prices on a vintage Orvis 6&1/2' glass rod (Golden Eagle?) I gave to a fellow who ran a forum here in AZ for his then young son to fish in the White Mts. He posted pictures for years of his son...now 6'6" himself a college football player.... with nice fish, so not too many regrets there. Someone gave it to me, so passed it on.
2 Shakespeare Wonderrods...one 6'6", the other 7' sold and traded.
Phillipson 7' well-used rod in original tube
Abercombie&Fitch (Philiipson) glass spinning rod...to a good friend who still uses it
Fenwick 7' glass rod..sold
Fenwick 8' custom (ugly) build I recently gave to a guy who let me fish his bass/bluegill pond..bought 2 for $10 each that turned out to be Fenwick blanks
Browning Silaflex 7&1/2' rod..given to a friend who still fishes it. We caught 10 channel cats to 7&1/2 lbs one day on an urban lake
St. Croix 8' 6/7 Commemorative glass rod to a relatively new flyrodder, who is a St Croix "pro" for his bass tournament successes..I fished it once and liked it a lot, but really fun to see him catch fish on it
Sold a Winston 6'6" glass rod with the white spigot ferrules..more than $200 years ago..for a guy with a wonderful collection of vintage gear he needed to get rid of
Sold an A&F (Phillipson) 7'9" rod and Ocean City reel for a good friend's widow after he passed..he caught a lot of fish on, having bought it new at the San Francisco store in the 60's or 70's
They are all in good places, I guess, and there is definitely something about finding the right hands to put them in...but don't get me started on reels
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