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Old 10-12-2012, 02:55 PM
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Hey everyone,

My father recently passed on and left me his gear. I'm not really a fisherman, and to be honest neither was he.

I know his rod and reel are very nice and I would like to sell them to pay for some expenses. Only trouble is I don't know what I should be reasonably asking. I did some of my own research but all I've been finding is newer models. I'm not trying to hawk them here I was just hoping for a little insight from the experts. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Rod: Sage SP 586-3 Graphite IV B
Reel: House of Hardy Ultralight Disc #6 with an extra spool

Both have only seen a river twice and are in perfect condition. His plan was to give up golf and take up fly fishing but that didn't really pan out.
I'll put some pics up if that'll help.

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Old 10-12-2012, 03:01 PM
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Sounds like some nice equipment. It's obviously your call as far as what to do with it, but if it were me I would do with it what he had intended. I'd learn it!

It sounds like you are trying to figure out value, and the best place that I would send you to is that big auction site.

Your items should pull in a pretty penny.
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Haha, when I said I'm not really a fisherman, what I probably should have said was that I'm a vegetarian and don't fish anymore. I will say aside from golf some of my fondest memories of him are us pulling in perch and coho out of lake Michigan.
Now I'm more of a sit in the river with a beer and look at the fish type. Probably blasphemy around here. But I really do appreciate the response. They will probably end up on ebay but my aunts friend is a fly fisher and said he was interested. It would be nice to keep them close to the family.

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Now I'm more of a sit in the river with a beer and look at the fish type.
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I definitely agree with that...keep it as close as you can.

And just because you're a vegetarian doesn't mean you can't catch them! Just don't eat them!
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We wear rubber pants and funny hats and stand in the water all day waving a stick and some people don't even realize that there's drinking involved...
how cool is that !
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We wear rubber pants and funny hats and stand in the water all day waving a stick and some people don't even realize that there's drinking involved...
how cool is that !
The water part makes it OK. When you do it without the water, might be time to cut back on the drinking.

I'd watch Ebay for a while and see what they go for over there. After you get a good idea of what they go for, maybe either list them or run them over to a local fly shop. I'd be sure of what you should expect to get for them before you cut them loose though.
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Nice Gear you have,I'd also use it,that way you would have fond memories of your Dad whenever you did so.
I'll add to what The Others have mentioned,Catching a Fish is The Real Bonus,also you don't have to eat Them.
Nearly everyone I know who Fishes enjoys a Drink as well.
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Go to Ebay do a search for SP fly rod. Once there look down the left side of the page until you see the completed sales block and click there. All sales, or not sold, are there of SP rods, Those that sold are in Green while unsold are in red. Do the same for that Hardy --both are popular in the resale market and you should find that those both bring a nice price. $200-$300 for the Sage and not sure on the Hardy.
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