Vintage Fly Fishing Equipment


  • I’m looking for general information on a South Bend #469.7′ bamboo combination fly and spinning rod

  • I purchased the rod in the early fifties. At the time I also purchased a Luxor spinning reel (No #) but it is green with a folding handle. Do these items have any value?

  • I inherited a fly tying kit from my grandfather. It is made by Heck from San Francisco. It is loaded with hackles, hooks, feathers, vice, threads of all colors and materials. I was wondering how much it might be worth. If you need photos i,d be glad to send them. Thanks.

  • I have a Herter automatic fly fishing reel in excellent condition in leather zippered pouch. I am not selling it I just want to know if I should fish with it or put it on the wall.
    Thank You
    Jim Myers

  • I have 2 bamboo fly rods from my Father they are hexagon and in their
    orignal cases. One is a Mastercraft and one was made in France. Purchased in the 1930’s or 40’s.


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