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Whitman75April 24th, 2012, 6:20 pm
san diego

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I just picked up 2 fly rods at a local yard sale 2.help me.get started on a new hobby call fly fishing. Anyway I think they be to old to fish with and maybe have value I don't want to damage them being a newbie. This is a piece rod its about 8.6 ft tall and has 10 eyes. Made of like a fiberglass.
Whitman75April 24th, 2012, 6:21 pm
san diego

Posts: 2
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WbranchApril 24th, 2012, 7:34 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2733
Yep, sounds like you have an heirloom fly rod. Might be worth thousands of dollars. You should probably do the right thing and donate it to the American Musuem of Fly fishing.

Check out these links;

NARMCO Conolon Rods - Rodbuilding.org :: rodboard
Soon after World War II Narmco was fortunately able to introduce the first tubular fiberglass fishing rod invented by Dr. Glenn G. Havens, noted physicist and head of ...
http://www.rodbuilding.org/read.php?2,206979

Specials and Stories Staff Web Log | JP Ross Fly Rods & Co.
NARMCO never referred to its fiberglass fishing rods as "hollow" NARMCO always referred to themselves as "originator of the tubular fiberglass fishing rod"
http://www.jprossflyrods.com/staff/specials_and_stories/entry.php?id=925

Mitchell Fishing Reel Museum
NARMCO - National Research and Manufacturing Company - started production in 1946 of the fiberglass fishing rod. In 1947 full production was in progress of what would ...
http://mitchellreels.net/index.php?option=com_easygallery&act=categories&cid=572&Itemid=72

Vintage Narmco Garcia Conolon Fiberglass Fishing Rod 1950s in ...
Vintage Narmco Garcia Conolon Fiberglass Fishing Rod 1950s in Original Plastic in Sporting Goods , Outdoor Sports , Fishing , Vintage , Rods | eBay
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Narmco-Garcia-Conolon-Fiberglass-Fishing-Rod-1950s-Original-Plastic-/260943542617
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
FalsiflyApril 24th, 2012, 9:25 pm
Hayward, WI.

Posts: 661
Thanks Matt, It wasn't until I read your post that I remembered that the first fly rod I ever cast was my dad's Conolon back in the late 50's. Now if I could just remember what the hell happened to it.
Falsifly
When asked what I just caught that monster on I showed him. He put on his magnifiers and said, "I can't believe they can see that."
WbranchApril 24th, 2012, 9:51 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2733
Think I'll start a thread "What was your very first fly rod".
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
FalsiflyApril 24th, 2012, 10:07 pm
Hayward, WI.

Posts: 661
"What was your very first fly rod".

To that I would have to reply "I can't remember". But then again I spent some time in San Francisco in the early sixties, in Haight-Ashbury of all places. Is that an acceptable excuse?

Bumped to Matt's new topic.
Falsifly
When asked what I just caught that monster on I showed him. He put on his magnifiers and said, "I can't believe they can see that."
WbranchApril 24th, 2012, 10:13 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2733
"in Haight-Ashbury of all places. Is that an acceptable excuse?"

Yes, your are forgiven, considering where you were, and what you might of done, you might be lucky to be able to still remember your name.

But what about the first rod you can remember when you had a clear head?
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.

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