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Help please-Auction site rod ID

Saw this on the auction site. Looked around for awhile and noted it had previously sold for a much higher number than this last auction. Curious if these are viable sticks, if so I'm keeping an eye out! Any help with ID is appreciated, thank you.
 

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Nothing at all Mac. You brought up my other point of interest in this rod-I'd love a bamboo two hander, even if only for display, but who built these with a hardwood grip and a bamboo blank? I figured maybe someone here would know if it was in fact a mass built piece or if this was someone's handiwork. Most bamboo on the auction site is usually for parts if this inexpensive but this wasn't advertised as such.
 

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Onesunca.

From the photos I would guess that this rod was made of Ash. I also strongly suspect that this rod was intended for coarse fishing (carp, Roach, etc). From the look of the ferrules I would say that the rod is of overall low quality. She does have a certain charm to her tho and would make a great display rod or wall hanger if you are so inclined.

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My thoughts...

Victorian era

Lancewood and/or ash (too light colour for greenheart)

One piece solid wood handle tapering into the rest of the butt section was not uncommon

I would agree - a 'coarse' rod (bait, float, spinner), NOT a fly rod

low grade ferrules

relatively low value rod (~$100 max.)

not likely to be an enjoyable experience fishing such a rod today - better hanging on your den wall


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Awesome info, thanks gang. For $26 I'd hang it over the bar anyday, just another reminder of how obsessed I've become(as if I need one)!


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