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Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:57 pm 
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Well this won't hold a candle to the beautiful Heddon rods Mark posted back a few days ago but I just picked up this neat trolling rod. It is the first Orvis Saltwater trolling rod that I have seen. I would say it's about 30 or 50 lb. rod. it says
"Orvis Impregnated 24746" the people at Orvis say it was made December 12th 1958 and was made by Calvin Skinner and George Reed and it was sold the same year to a John Warden from St Louis Mo. Don't you wish we could find that kind of history on other Big Game rods !! Seems kind of late for building a Bamboo trolling rod as Fiberglass was around then but here it is ! John Taylor









Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:04 pm 
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That is a beaut, classic.


Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:25 pm 
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Awesome rod and I love that Orvis not only kept records but is so willing to share.

Dean.


Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:22 pm 
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She's a beauty John!


Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:08 am 
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Nice!!


Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:50 am 
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As I learn to build split cane rods, I have a whole new appreciation for rods like this. It must have taken quite a culm of bamboo to get the big strips needed.


Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:02 am 
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Great rod, thanks for sharing!


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