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Old Fly Rod Question
Posted by: Donald La Mar (---.lightspeed.lsvlky.sbcglobal.net)
Date: May 09, 2018 09:13PM

A buddy inherited an old Cortland fly rod, 8', 2 piece, single tip, labeled as a 6 - 7 weight. Suspect it is a glass rod. Rod has metal ferrules, under wraps for ALL guides, is very attractive, and appears to have never been fished.

Before I help my buddy leave the Dark Side of bait casting and join the ranks of enlightened fly fishermen, thought it would be a good idea to first determine if his rod is just another old fly rod or might have collector value.

My request is where ought I look obtain a valuation before I do something maybe stupid and let him fish it?

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Re: Old Fly Rod Question
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: May 09, 2018 09:28PM

It has no monetary value to speak of.

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Re: Old Fly Rod Question
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---.hsd1.or.comcast.net)
Date: May 09, 2018 10:08PM

$ 70 for a really good one, most of the metal ferruled ones are the earlier FR-2000 rods. Soft by todays glass rod standards, even softer than the old FenGlass fly rods. You'll probably be happier with a 5 wt line on it.

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Re: Old Fly Rod Question
Posted by: John DeMartini (---.res.bhn.net)
Date: May 11, 2018 03:38PM

Donald

It may be fun for your friend to try it, it will be a good experience to see how development of materials has advanced over the years. Comparing early glass rods with today's composites should be a real eye opener.

I think displaying the rod and offer show and tell sessions will give your friend a lot more satisfaction.


Good fishing

John

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Re: Old Fly Rod Question
Posted by: Norman Miller (---.lightspeed.jcsnms.sbcglobal.net)
Date: May 11, 2018 06:54PM

The very first fly rod I ever owned was a Cortland 8’ 6-7 wgt., which was paired with a Pflueger Medalist reel. Because it was my first fly rod it was quite special and I still have very fond memories of that rod and the fish I caught with it. Things have really changed over the years, but that rod was a lot of fun to fish.
Norm

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Re: Old Fly Rod Question
Posted by: Michael Enston (---.home1.cgocable.net)
Date: May 19, 2018 11:06AM

Check on the Fiberglassflyrodders website.There are people on there that will know all about it.

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