tobiasfrost

Grandpa's fly fishing gear

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Had these stuffed in a closet for years, never looked for any information about them before.

 

Perrine free-stripping automatic fly fishing reel.  Made in Minneapolis, MN.

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South Bend No. 59 9' 3 piece bamboo fly rod.  It has an extra tip piece.

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Fenwick FS60 case for the rod.

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Anyone remember when Osco Drug sold tackle and you could get a spoon for 26 cents?  Me either.

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Just some quick phone camera photos, sorry for the quality.

 

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That's good stuff.  I like that the reel shows signs of good use.  Likely it will still give service.  Good bamboo rods in good shape are a definite plus.  

Put a new 6-wt line on it and of have some fun.

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Rehabbing my grandfather's old gear now (latest gear of his is from the 80s, some could go back as far as the 40s)

 

No sign of a fly rod nor flies/fly tying gear (very likely gave it all to a very deserving cousin) but I did come across these two reels, in fact, I'm not even sure if the second one even is a fly reel as it's quite heavy

 

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1 hour ago, tobiasfrost said:

Had these stuffed in a closet for years, never looked for any information about them before.

 

Perrine free-stripping automatic fly fishing reel.  Made in Minneapolis, MN.

20220926_164507.jpg.668212047c3302bc2b23f50b793edecc.jpg

20220926_164521.jpg.b50b9e2bc8ec9f040f2242ab1c751a2b.jpg

 

South Bend No. 59 9' 3 piece bamboo fly rod.  It has an extra tip piece.

20220926_164616.jpg.9f20a6e565d8b9ef3130705ba03cca8e.jpg

20220926_164625.jpg.e20b5b413e61db09b42935e538f01268.jpg

 

Fenwick FS60 case for the rod.

20220926_164606.jpg.cda139c793e8d0aed8e524ca38aebb61.jpg

20220926_164642.jpg.62f22df32c815b7ad7ca175ead2e2fb5.jpg

 

Anyone remember when Osco Drug sold tackle and you could get a spoon for 26 cents?  Me either.

20220926_164534.jpg.c80624db3d1d985a6338e89a6c0ef98a.jpg

 

Just some quick phone camera photos, sorry for the quality.

 

The bamboo rod is flamed cane , has very nice finish. Wrapping look good! Probably made by Montaque Rod , that’s amazing 

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2 hours ago, RAW said:

Probably made by Montaque Rod

Did a quick search and South Bend is the brand.  Made by a WWI veteran named Wesley D. Jordan who co-founded a place called Cross Rod Co. in Lynn, MA in 1920, later moving to South Bend in Indiana.  At some point he worked for Orvis in Vermont too.  They did a lot of early work designing machines to reduce production costs and competed with Montague.

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3 hours ago, tobiasfrost said:

Had these stuffed in a closet for years, never looked for any information about them before.

 

Perrine free-stripping automatic fly fishing reel.  Made in Minneapolis, MN.

20220926_164507.jpg.668212047c3302bc2b23f50b793edecc.jpg

20220926_164521.jpg.b50b9e2bc8ec9f040f2242ab1c751a2b.jpg

 

South Bend No. 59 9' 3 piece bamboo fly rod.  It has an extra tip piece.

20220926_164616.jpg.9f20a6e565d8b9ef3130705ba03cca8e.jpg

20220926_164625.jpg.e20b5b413e61db09b42935e538f01268.jpg

 

Fenwick FS60 case for the rod.

20220926_164606.jpg.cda139c793e8d0aed8e524ca38aebb61.jpg

20220926_164642.jpg.62f22df32c815b7ad7ca175ead2e2fb5.jpg

 

Anyone remember when Osco Drug sold tackle and you could get a spoon for 26 cents?  Me either.

20220926_164534.jpg.c80624db3d1d985a6338e89a6c0ef98a.jpg

 

Just some quick phone camera photos, sorry for the quality.

 

Those are some great pieces of history.  This is my grandfather's rod on the wall and I also have a small popper minus the hooks on every Keychain I've ever had since 16 years old. 

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1 min ago, tobiasfrost said:

Did a quick search and South Bend is the brand.  Made by a WWI veteran named Wesley D. Jordan who co-founded a place called Cross Rod Co. in Lynn, MA in 1920, later moving to South Bend in Indiana.  At some point he worked for Orvis in Vermont too.  They did a lot of early work designing machines to reduce production costs and competed with Montague.

At times South Bend bought from other manufactures, I know the W Jordan story . Many of these early guys moved around, resellers bought where they could. The model could probably be found in a Sinclair book and be dated. Very nice rod , enjoy

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