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Old 04-17-2013, 09:25 PM
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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
Don't mean to be a downer, I'd expect the reel to go for at least 1/2 that price. I do however find the reels drag design very interesting, It looks like it pulls to increase drag on the plate, rather than push like a medalist.

Interesting adaptation, that I bet is equally as effective. If the reel/rod combos were in my possession, I'd definatley take them out for a spin, but don't think think there is anything of huge value.

Its not a bad purchase, as you will for sure make money by selling the items individually.

If sold individually on e-bay, I'd expect to gain 10-25$ per item.
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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.

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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
You are right about that St. Croix.

I toured the St Croix plant with the owner. At the time they still made solid fiberglass rods for many other companies. Lots of them were the kiddie rods matched with a Zebco spin cast reel.

The rod blanks were solid white fiberglass dowels that were put into a grinding machine that ground the taper to the tubular glass dowels, Then they were polished and the handle and guides put on.

The dowels went in one end and a tapered fiberglass blank came out of the other end of the tapering machine. I assumed it could be set to put any taper on any length of rod.
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