I assume this one never saw much salt water as it's in nice shape so it was probably used for trolling for Lake trout in deep fresh water lakes.
Does any one else have one or have seen one similar ?? John Taylor
John, a reel like yours and the Veeder-equipped reel seen below are shown both in my book and in an article in The Reel News, July, 2013, pp. 4-6. I prefer the Veeder cycloporn, also shown below.Does any one else have one or have seen one similar ??
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I will post pictures of the rod both before and then after the re wrap. The rod I believe is a Heddon. You can faintly make out "Heddon" on it and it says "Double Built". It also has the name "R.C. Malon" on it. The rod itself is pretty solid with just a little delamination of bamboo in the last 6" of tip that I think will be an easy repair.
The grip has checkering the same as butt on the reel and the same as I have seen on other Heddon rods. I am going to send the rod for some "ELDERCARE" !!!! Should be a neat project for John .
thanks for looking !! John Taylor
The writing is kinda hard to make out and photograph !!
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