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I have a vintage Farlow's double-handed rod made of Greenheart for sale. This is a 14'0", 3-piece, 2-tip rod that likely dates from 1905. It's weighs about 25 ounces. Markings on the brass band at the butt of the rod read C. Farlow & Co. Ltd. / Makers / 191 Strand London. In addition, the underside of flap on the rod bag is marked 1905. After doing a bit of research on Farlow’s markings and given what is seen on the rod and bag, I think dating the rod to 1905 is accurate.
The rod looks to be entirely original. I've looked length of all four pieces and found no damage to the wood. There are scattered nicks in the finish but nothing I'd call significant. All sections appear to be their original full length. The hardware looks undamaged although someone rubbed some of the finish off of the brass piece at the butt. The rubber butt piece is dried and cracked. The ferrules fit seems fine but they'll need some cleaning to fully seat. The butt section looks straight but the mid and both tips have slight sets, likely from being in a somewhat poorly fitting bag for too many years.
It is missing one of the two ferrule plugs - that remaining plug could easily be used as a model to make the missing one. The grip is soiled. There's some missing stitching at the bottom of the bag that will need replacing although I wouldn't suggest using the bag for storage.
I think this rod could be restored and fished.
I'm asking $xxx for the rod plus $xx postage to the lower 48. PayPal only please and I'll pay their fees.
PM if interested.