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Antique fly rod help
« on: April 18, 2017, 08:04:03 AM »

Cleaning out my parents home.  Found an old metal octagon collapsible fly rod.  Never seen anything like it.  Can't make out the name on it.  Think it says "Bristol".
Anybody see one of these before?




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Re: Antique fly rod help
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2017, 03:01:36 PM »

I don't think it's a fly rod. Some of the old timers were using them when I was a youngster in the late fifties.. Bait caster type reel and black nylon line.
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Re: Antique fly rod help
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2017, 10:48:06 PM »

I have a similar rod, my very first, 60+ yrs old and the telescopic sections appear to be brass. Mine came with a level wind reel, name escapes me at the moment, not a flyreel as depicted. They were great for creek fishing for brookies with a small spinner and a piece of worm reaching out to a hole on the far side of Big Creek, Cherry Creek, etc..
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Re: Antique fly rod help
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2017, 07:02:20 PM »

I was really surprised how long it is.  Think just under 10ft.  Might have to give it a try Brooke trout fishing then. 
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Re: Antique fly rod help
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2017, 07:32:39 PM »

My friend gave me a rod like this but the one i have is a two piece that you can switch the butt end to make it a fly rod by pulling the butt off then sticking the rod in the cork end of the butt! It is also metal and ten feet long! Dont know how to post pictures or i would! :thmb:
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Re: Antique fly rod help
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2017, 09:54:11 AM »

I took mine for a nostalgic fishing trip dead sticking for walleyes a couple years ago. Biggest fish it ever caught. Talk about the memories that came flooding back and more when dad would pick me up by the scruff of my neck to put me on the best holes in the creek and to avoid the bad spots on the banks as I was too small for hip boots yet.

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Re: Antique fly rod help
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2017, 12:53:51 PM »

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