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Divine Bamboo rod
Posted by: Norbert Holt (---.dhcp.stls.mo.charter.com)
Date: October 28, 2005 07:14AM

I would like information on a discovery in my old fly rod collection. It's a fine looking old bamboo fly rod that has one (1) identifying mark " THE DIVINE ROD" on the reel seat. The rod butt is 38 7/8", the mid section is 36 1/2' and the tip is 31". the grip is similar to a cigar style but not as pronounced as most. here may have been a hosel at the top of the grip but its gone. The rod has been stripped for refurnishing but the light bamboo still shows that there was a lot of wrapping (about every inch and a half). Somewhere in the vast articles on vintage bamboo, I read a little blurp on Divine Rod mentioned in the same sentence as H L Leonard rods. There are some websites that include "The Divine Rod", but I am unable to bring up any text. Any help you can give is appreciated.

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Re: Divine Bamboo rod
Posted by: Sam Schalley (---.adobe.com)
Date: October 28, 2005 09:40AM

Golden Witch (a sponsor on the right) has a book "Fishing Rods by Divine - Michael Sinclair". I'm not sure if this is what you're looking for but it might be worth checking out.

Here's the link (the book is listed near the bottom of the page):

- Sam

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Re: Divine Bamboo rod
Posted by: Art Parramoure (---.252.147.92.Dial1.Chicago1.Level3.net)
Date: October 28, 2005 01:13PM

The Fred Devine Rod Co. of Utica, New York from 1893 to 1935.

Rod Model: "The Devine Rod" bamboo fly rod, 9'-0" 3/2 (3-piece, with 2 tips sections) circa: 1910.

Book value: $90 - $420

This is all the info I got,,, you can email me privately and maybe I can help you more.

Tight lines,



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Re: Divine Bamboo rod
Posted by: John Bumstead (---.s395.apx1.lnh.md.dialup.rcn.com)
Date: October 28, 2005 03:34PM

I have a book listing values that is several years old now and they list "The Divine Rod" Early fly rod 9' (3/2) ; "Fairy" fly rod 7 1/2' (3/2) sold by Folsom c. 1930 ; Divine Calcutta trout fly rod 8' (3/2) c. 1900 ; Fred Divine fly rod 8'(3/2) c. 1925 ; Fred Divine fly rod 8 1/2' (3/2) ; Fred Divine "Browntone" fly rod 9' (3/2) ; "Gloriwest" fly rod by Divine 9' (3/2) ; Antique greenheart wood fly rod 10 1/2'(3/2) form case ; and a Devine baitcasting rod 6 1/2' (3/2) c. 1915. John

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