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I recently acquired some vintage rods. Is there a market for them? They're in extremely good condition. Two 9-10 ft deep sea rods, 2 6'6" heavy action surf rods, and a two piece (I'm hoping it's supposed to be two and not missing the middle section) montague fly rod. They need a little cleaning and one of the deep sea rods need a new eyelet. I figured it'd be a fun restoration project but I was curious if it'd be worth it to fix up and resell. I took some pictures but I was in a rush and they're not the best quality. I'll work on a better set tomorrow. 

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Lots of people collect old fishing gear, just a matter of finding one of those people and determining what they're worth. I wouldn't go trying to fix anything on them though. People aren't going to buy them to use and when you throw a new part on an old rod or reel that is solely for collecting, you're more likely to hurt the value than help it. 

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I see. Thanks for the tip, cuz I totally wanted to use 2 of these rods before I learned that they were surf rods.. I couldn't tell from the picture and the guy didn't know anything about them. I may hold onto this montague though. It's a beauty. 

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There might be value in fishing gear....I think you really have toknow  what you after though. 

I can't see myself buying and restoring garage sale rods for a living or extra bucks. 

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6 hours ago, Bluebasser86 said:

Lots of people collect old fishing gear, just a matter of finding one of those people and determining what they're worth. I wouldn't go trying to fix anything on them though. People aren't going to buy them to use and when you throw a new part on an old rod or reel that is solely for collecting, you're more likely to hurt the value than help it. 

Probably little or no value. Old rods are usually used for display, not for fishing.

 

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If you're into cat fishing, where deploying multiple rods matters, you might get some use out of them in that way.  A friend of mine has a very interesting collection of busted, cracked and shattered surf rods that got that way fishing for cats on the Missouri river.   The largest one that he's ever landed was in the 50 pound range.   It is pretty common knowledge that there are much bigger fish in the Missouri river than that.

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Those surf rods would make killer catfish rods. They're designed for long casting from shore and there's lots of places that you've gotta hit a current seam 50 yards out or there's no fish. What Montague is it?

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5 hours ago, roadwarrior said:

Probably little or no value. Old rods are usually used for display, not for fishing.

 

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This! 

I have about a dozen or so old rods. Some solid glass, some steel rods and some tubular glass. Used to decorate my man cave. If I put them all up for sale, probably wouldn't get enough money to buy a lightning rod. 

Hootie

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Sentimental value? Perhaps, but any monetary value will be pretty small. The only old or vintage rods that are worth something are either vary rare or highly sought after models.

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Fenwick yellow jackets and boron x rods..i bought a boron x rod with a abu 4600c along with a 4600 c3 for $60 sold the boron x the next day on the bay for $80

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