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Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:40 pm 
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Looks to be a 130lb wood octagon shaped tycoon rod. Don't know much about was seeing if anyone had any info on it or value on it. Pretty badass rod very hard to bend. No markings on the rod. Possibly looking to sell or trade for early penn reel boxes.




Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:29 am 
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It appears to be "hexagon" (6-sided) in the photos.
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Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:57 pm 
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its cool looking but Not Tycoon, The Butt, reel seat, shape, guides, tip top - all are not Tycoon for sure. That being said i still like it, and sent you a PM.

thanks! and good luck regardless


Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:23 pm 
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Can you post a closeup pic' of one of the guides? I think I have a rod like this one.

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Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:07 pm 
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Thanks everyone but it's sold!


Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:02 pm 
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:shock: Zirilli strikes again!


Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:29 pm 
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Not this time !! I grabbed it and have started cleaning it up. Slow going the varnish is very hard coming off !! John Taylor


Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:24 am 
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Did you try denatured alcohol too John. It might be a spirit finish.
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Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:42 am 
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I did try the denatured alcohol and it worked but if you look at rod the finish is all blotchy and in big clumps. You have to work to get them off ! John E. said to try Citri-Strip so I will try that and see what happens ! Thanks Steve ! John Taylor


Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:52 pm 
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Yeah, that is like an extreme case of alligatoring. It may have been kept in an attic where there were frequent and wide swings in temperature. If the solvents start to reamalgamate the finish, but do not remove it, the globs will become even more difficult to remove. Did you try using a sharp scraping blade with a light touch..... just hitting the high spots. A scraper will fracture the finish and chip away enough so that the rest can be removed with solvents.
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Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:48 pm 
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Try a piece of softwood (pine) that has been squared, like a piece of molding. The "sharp" edge works great on the old varnish and is to soft to hurt the wood.


Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:11 pm 
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I have an old butter knife that's completely dull that I use with a light touch. Trying to save thread although once varnish is off it's dam purple so it might get retied !!! Thanks for all the tips !! I will post pictures when I have it done. John Taylor


Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:02 pm 
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Well Citri Strip was the winner !! Around 3 applications for most of rod a few more in tuff spots. I used a stiff toothbrush and pieces of that 3M brand stripping pads worked good. I was able to save wraps with only a little bit of fraying where finish came off hard.

After stripping I put on a light coat of linseed oil and let it sit for a few hours then wipped off all excess then it sat near wood stove for a couple weeks. It now has 2 coats of Spar Varnish on wraps and will get maybe 2 more.

I am happy the way it came out other than the color but it has darkened up to more of a blue purple color. Heck looking at pics it's PURPLE !! Below are a couple pictures of the new look.
Thanks ! John Taylor





Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:59 pm 
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That turned out great John!!


Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:10 pm 
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Nice work John! I'll have to send you a couple more! The guides look familiar. It's got a west coast look to them. Tight Lines Nick in NY


Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:50 pm 
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Please let me know if you have an idea who made the guides ? My buddy has a rod with similar guides we a pretty sure were made by same company only difference is his have small rollers at the bottom of rings ? Please any one who can let me know who made the guides jump in with info !! Thanks John Taylor

My guides




Guides off my buddies rod.




Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:53 pm 
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1badf350 wrote:That turned out great John!!

Thanks Chris !


Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:07 pm 
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I had a set of these guides in their original white cardboard box with red and black lettering many years ago. They were laid out by size in the box and made a nice display. I do not remember the name of the company that made them but I do remember that they were made in Miami Florida and, that is the only reason I remember them at all.

I will try and dig up more info on them but “Made in Miami” is a place for you to start your research. I hope this helps.


Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:44 am 
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It came out great John. Are there any markings on your Buddy's rod. Is it hickory? Thanks.
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Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:21 am 
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First Ed thanks for reply ! I looked around internet but still haven't found those guides so if you ever remember the company name or come across it please let me know.

Steve there are no marks on my buddies rod either but the did both turn up in Florida !!

John Taylor


Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:59 pm 
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Hi Scott,
I am looking for a nice older rod for my Coxe 9/0 wide reel. Also looking for some rods with Mildrum guides.

Cheers Paul


Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:39 am 
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Maybe I don't know what an octagon is anymore, but this rod has nothing on it reminiscent of such that I can see. Can someone please clear this up for me. Thanks.


Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:46 am 
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[quote="sdlehr"]Maybe I don't know what an octagon is anymore, but this rod has nothing on it reminiscent of such that I can see. Can someone please clear this up for me. Thanks.[/quote

Your right my rod is a Hexagon ! I stand corrected. John Taylor


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