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    Refinishing old Bamboo Flyrods

    Brought a couple of bamboo flyrods from the early 50's back to life for a buddy last winter. They were stored in a garage and the bamboo sections were separating. They are now fishable.

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    Awesome work, I made a couple ice rods a few years back.
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    Great job on the flyrods.
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    Nice work.
    I have one in Mi. needing restored. Some day!
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    I bought an original Morrison, for $50, and sold it for $3,500.00 - Sweet Market!

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    I happen to grow a lot of varieties of bamboo on my property and I'm always catching kids trying to cut some down for a "fishing pole". I have to educate them that it isn't any good until a certain age. Love old bamboo poles.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Soloman View Post
    I bought an original Morrison, for $50, and sold it for $3,500.00 - Sweet Market!
    Terry, bet that was a Garrison flyrod you sold! They are priceless!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD51 View Post
    Terry, bet that was a Garrison flyrod you sold! They are priceless!
    I think you are right. Show's how lucky I was to trip over that deal!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Soloman View Post
    I think you are right. Show's how lucky I was to trip over that deal!!
    You hit the jackpot there Terry! The buyer even got a deal! I have a first edition book titled, "A Master's Guide to Building a Bamboo Fly Rod" written by Everett Garrison with Hoagy B. Carmichael. The book alone is now worth over $200. Garrison only made around 650 flyrods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by releventchair View Post
    Nice work.
    I have one in Mi. needing restored. Some day!
    Check to see if there is any label or writing on the butt section just above the cork handle. They will be the more valuable rods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SD51 View Post
    Check to see if there is any label or writing on the butt section just above the cork handle. They will be the more valuable rods.
    They are in the dehumidified basement I visit about once a month. Not sure which one is a Wards ( must be Montgomery/ monkey)Thoroughbred ,but think the one needing restoration is older. I'll check next time.

 

 

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