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Offline thundley4

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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #225 on: August 13, 2017, 05:42:44 PM »
Picked up a little "gem" at a Antique Mall.








No identifying marks other than 'Made in England". Best guess is it's a Heaton from the 1920's - 30's, judging from the ivory handle. Balances the Hardy rod I posted about, very nicely.


Only paid 18 bucks for it.   :hyper:

Isn't trade in ivory illegal? 

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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #226 on: August 15, 2017, 01:48:00 PM »
It's a "bone" handle................. :-)
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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #227 on: August 22, 2017, 01:47:11 PM »




Took the Hardy rod and the Heaton reel out for a trip this past weekend. It's a very nice combo.
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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #228 on: August 22, 2017, 11:30:46 PM »
Nice!

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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #229 on: August 23, 2017, 07:14:04 AM »


Took the Hardy rod and the Heaton reel out for a trip this past weekend. It's a very nice combo.
That's a pretty big baitfish, what were you fishing for?   :whistling:

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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #230 on: August 23, 2017, 02:16:51 PM »
 :hammer:
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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #231 on: August 23, 2017, 06:19:40 PM »
:hammer:

I've caught a largemouth bass about that size on a 3 1/2" Rapala. The bass was just a little longer.  :rofl:

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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #232 on: August 27, 2017, 02:00:19 PM »
I took the Jeep up into the High Lakes. This is the "staircase" with a shot showing the guys behind me after I went through coming back out. He has more tire (35's  to my 33"s) and ground clearance.



Going in was tougher. Here is where I wanted to get to (and did):



Campbell Lake. Usually I catch very nice sized Brookies here, but today they weren't cooperating. It was still nice just to be there.





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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #233 on: November 28, 2017, 11:49:03 AM »




Picked up a South Bend 290 7 1/2' 6 wt. and a "Challenger" 9 ft. 6 wt.  The Challenger is a "trade rod" made by Wright & McGill  who also made Granger rods. It's the same as a Granger 9050, but made from lesser cosmetic quality bamboo than the Granger rods. It was a way for them (W&M) to sell rods made from bamboo clums that would have been destroyed normally, and not use the Granger name.

No pics of the Challenger yet, it's in the middle of being restored.
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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #234 on: December 10, 2017, 11:14:34 PM »
Nice!