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smallieman 04-15-2013 12:45 AM

good deal $15 bucks? maybe
 
So I am new to the site. I am not new to fiberglass fly rods. I am a long time fly guy and i live in NWI/CHI area. So i was with my wife and we went to a flea market. I came across this guy packing up and asked him how much for these rods. He wanted $30 bucks but I got him down to $15. I can not find anything about this rod other then this page http://www.fishingtalks.com/st.-croi...t.-356989.html

But I looks like the same rod but not in that good condition. Can anyone shed some info on this rod???
http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...79877886_n.jpg
http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...19336822_n.jpg
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...08836939_n.jpg
http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...84836471_n.jpg
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...47349639_n.jpg
I am planning on using this brown for the fish no one thinks is in NWI feeder creeks native browns
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...54193578_n.jpg

Then i have this rod also picked up. This rod looks like it wood? it has a rough texture feel with it.
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...98853656_n.jpg
http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...19300788_n.jpg
http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...56135089_n.jpg
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...81304045_n.jpg

any info would be helpfull.

also got this reel in the same deal with rods for $15
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...94884312_n.jpg
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...75175941_n.jpg
http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...30199249_n.jpg

flytie09 04-15-2013 01:51 AM

Re: good deal $15 bucks? maybe
 
Looks like something from grampas garage. Do they smell like moth balls too? Ha ha. Love the nostalgic stuff!

MoscaPescador 04-15-2013 02:41 AM

Re: good deal $15 bucks? maybe
 
Looks like the reel is a Medalist or a rebranded Medalist.

Sorry. Don't know anything about the rod.

Just respool the reel with backing and line, add a leader, tie on a fly, and go fish the snot out of the rig.

Let us know how it goes.

Dennis

fishiowa 04-15-2013 05:29 AM

Re: good deal $15 bucks? maybe
 
I'm not familiar with either rod but St. Croix is located in Park Falls, WI. Might be worth an e-mail or phone call to them.
Rich

pszy22 04-15-2013 07:45 AM

Re: good deal $15 bucks? maybe
 
In looking at pictures, the white rod looks to be a spinning rod by the looks of the handle configuration and guides being used and length. I can't tell for sure, but the same may be true for the brown rod.

That's not to say they weren't worth the $15 you spent on them to yourself or someone else.

Rip Tide 04-15-2013 08:47 AM

Re: good deal $15 bucks? maybe
 
Both of those rods are spinning rods with little to no value. The white one is a St Croix.
The reel is a re-branded Olympic 440.
With a little work it could be a nice reel and might be worth as much as $40-$50

Jackster 04-15-2013 09:06 AM

Re: good deal $15 bucks? maybe
 
I posted this before but do so again thinking the might be the environment the white rod was built in...

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y21...StCroixWeb.jpg

Rip Tide 04-15-2013 09:07 AM

Re: good deal $15 bucks? maybe
 
FrankB2 has an Olympic 440 on page 2 of the reel-love thread
His is newer and has a Medalist style drag, but that's what it is

http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/fo...-thread-2.html



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shimloom 04-15-2013 01:39 PM

Re: good deal $15 bucks? maybe
 
The rod with the brown rough finish "might" be a Trueline. There is another blank of a older rod co. that look like that put can't remember the name at present.

Rip Tide 04-15-2013 01:52 PM

Re: good deal $15 bucks? maybe
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by shimloom (Post 547130)
The rod with the brown rough finish "might" be a Trueline. There is another blank of a older rod co. that look like that put can't remember the name at present.

Most all of the early hollow glass rods were made from that same coarse tobacco brown fiberglass. Many were painted over but are still that same brown underneath.
That white St Croix is probably solid glass


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