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    my neighbor brung this over to show me. says it was friends gpa's? told him i post it and see. this thing is old. it looks like fly line from nowadays wouldn''t even fit though the guides? also the rod tip is kinda rusted. here is a few pix.
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    GMF,

    If there is no makers mark you would need a bamboo pro to ID it. It has been re-varnished as I can see the cork was not spared in the process, I don't recognize the rod. With all the intermediate windings it reminds me of an old Hardy Palakona but the reel seat and grip are not correct. It is most likely a copy of a Hardy rod dating in the late twenties to late thirties.

    That's my guess, I'm no expert;

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    ok thanks I will tell him next time I see him. what did they used to use for line back then? these guides were tiny!
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    Silk, braided silk dressed with mucilin or any number of dressings of that time. The rod would not be worth much on the market, maybe $25 maybe more or less.

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    ok thanks
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    Here's what that old flyline looked like....
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