Bamboo Fly Rod over 60 years old - Colorado Fishing Forum

LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-23-2018, 05:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
pescatore's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Aurora, CO
Posts: 27
Send a message via AIM to pescatore
Default Bamboo Fly Rod over 60 years old

My uncle used to make fly rods from bamboo and sell them. I have one and don't fly fish. (I boat fish) It is new and told it may be a collectible. Does anyone know the best place to bring it for an appraisal. Thanks, Joe
pescatore is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 05-23-2018, 06:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 1,750

any markings on it? Brand, length? wt?

one tip or two?

There are few types that can be worth some coin but usually not so much.

Does it have the original case and can you tell me anything about that as well?
cochise is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-23-2018, 07:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 11,176

I'd try here. Being handmade by your uncle, I'd imagine to be worth much, monetarily, he'd have to have been known, with a fairly significant number of sales. But at the minimum, you may have a fun rod to fish, handmade by your uncle. And, you could always try fly fishing out of your boat.

Last edited by hobiecat; 05-23-2018 at 07:50 PM.
hobiecat is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 05-23-2018, 08:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
Junior Member
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Estes Park
Posts: 15

Classic Fly Rods online is a good place to start. If you want to have a person-to-person conversation, and you don't mind a bit of a drive, South Creek, on Main Street in Lyons is a (relatively) local bamboo nexus to check out. At the least, you could get some advice on quality and, perhaps, market value. HPH
DrCloud is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Colorado Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bamboo rod history book Goodwin Granger: The Rod Man from Denver Michael Sinclair Buy and Sell 1 07-07-2011 10:06 PM
Old Bamboo fly rod for sale or trade. FishingGodBilly Buy and Sell 1 12-28-2010 05:19 PM
Old School Bamboo Boat Rod w/Wooden Handle Firedawg Buy and Sell 0 04-30-2007 08:27 PM

» Forum Search
» Insurance
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:05 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL3
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.