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    Default 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???





    I am planning on using this brown for the fish no one thinks is in NWI feeder creeks native browns


    Then i have this rod also picked up. This rod looks like it wood? it has a rough texture feel with it.





    any info would be helpfull.

    also got this reel in the same deal with rods for $15



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    Looks like something from grampas garage. Do they smell like moth balls too? Ha ha. Love the nostalgic stuff!

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    Default 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.

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    Default 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

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    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.


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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
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    I posted this before but do so again thinking the might be the environment the white rod was built in...


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    Default 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

    Reel Love; the Fly Reel Picture Thread



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    Default 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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shimloom View Post
    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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