We have a old bamboo rod at our cabin and I am trying to find out who was the maker? There is just a portion of the sticker left on it, maybe someone on here will recognize the logo? Thanks for looking.
Age could be from 1928 (I think that was first production of Rapidan) to 1955. The Rapidan was Montague's multi-build rod, considered a lower ended high-end rod, or a higher ended low-end rod, built in many many configurations. Your trout sized rod would be more valuable/desirable. There are ways to determine the approximate age (of which I'm only a little familiar with), including the color of thread on the wraps, the real seat material (and configuration I think), etc. Your best bet would be to post a lot of pics on the classic fly rod forum w w w.classicflyrodforum.com. IIRC is a book by Michael Sinclair that describes the Montague rods in great detail.
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