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Hey everyone,

Looking for some help here, I had a co-worker/friend ask if I still did things with our veterans, he asked if there was any venue that I had that could get some use from some old fishing rods and reels.

He brings me these, it's not so much the value that's important but more so the history/age of the equipment, I'm thinking that maybe some of the old dogs may enjoy this stuff or maybe even some of the younger generation that have an interest in this era of equipment.

My idea is to give them to the foundation that I belong with to help raise some money and or bring a little joy for someone who appreciates something like this, these came from an old Marine that just wants to give what he could.

Any info is welcome and thanks all !!!!

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I'd donate it to the organization, if they raffle it off it should bring something decent. I have a couple of those phleuger's on a shelf in the shed. that were my grandfathers, I have no idea what they are worth,. but a complete set-up with a st croix rod? pretty cool

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i got an 11 foot  moby stick, my dad bought it off of some guy back in the mid 70s.  i also have 2 big boxes of old striper plugs

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The Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum up in Hayward, WI has a pretty cool collection of almost everything related to fishing, including vintage lures, rods/reels, and even early outboard motors.  I have no idea if they're taking donations or adding to their collection, but you could give them a call and see if its something they'd be interested in putting on display.  I'm sure there's also some other museums (perhaps one locally, even) that might be interested in having such a display piece.  Its not veteran related, but it could be a good way to preserve a little piece of history.

Then again, there's nothing wrong with your original idea.  I'm all for any program that supports veterans.

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Thanks a bunch for the reply fellers !!!

I have a couple more pics of 2 identical set-ups that he brought to me as well to share with you guys that maybe someone will know about.

I like the idea of sending them to a museum, the preservation of our history is very important, I too believe as you do crazyjoeclemens, if somehow this can help my friends fellow brothers and sisters on their road to recovery, I'm all in just as he is, I will contact some places like such and see what I can come up with, great idea and thanks !!!

Fishes in trees, that too is a great idea, I don't remember seeing anything like you had mentioned as far as signage goes but I will make contact with our local store, this is really cool because they supply a lot of baits for our yearly event as well !!!

Hamma, I may end up doing that, I think I owe it to a couple of these ideas to at least do a little digging first and hopefully give my friend the help he wishes to pass along, I thought the stuff was really cool too my friend, I hope I can find some history on this stuff, my friend who gave this to me to take care of is a nerd for that kind of thing, just too old and set in his ways to get much into "computer searching" as he puts it LOL !! 

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