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#1 melanieg

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Posted April 14 2007 - 07:35 AM

I'm interested to find out whatever I can, including value, of my grandfather's Montague Flash fly fishing rod. It is in almost new condition, has been stored in it's metal container for decades, and is a three-piece outfit with an extra tip piece.

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Posted April 14 2007 - 10:47 AM

Depending on length, if it's an 8 1/2' rod worth maybe 100-125 in great condition, if it's a shorter rod it's worth a bit more. Now for other info, the Montague "Flash" model was foirst made in the early 1930's. The rod was in the lower spectrum of Montague rods, and sold for 5.00 The rod came with a cigar type grip, nickle plated brass reel seat and ferrules, red silk wraps tipped with green. In the 1940's the rodwas selling for 6.25 By the 1950, the "Flash" model moved up in the lineup and was now a middle of the road model selling for 16.50. In the 1950's the Flash had red wraps tipped white so this might be a way to age your rod. Montague was considered a working man's rod, sort of like a Shakespeare ugly stick Now. Nice to have something like that in great condition with a Family connection.

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Posted April 14 2007 - 12:33 PM

Montague's are usually considered hardware store rods because they were so common. I've used one for years ands have fun with it since I'm not scared of breaking it.