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Like provenance of father's Bronson bamboo flyrod, model 330-9
Posted by: Sam Slack (---.res6.spectrum.com)
Date: November 17, 2020 12:43PM

Curious about the provenance of my father's old Bronson bamboo rod, 9', 3 sections, model 330-9. It is in bad shape but is
it worth refurbishing? I suppose sentimental value only. Tip section has lost male ferrule, other two ferrules rusty, but still
work. Wonder what color wraps it had originally ? Blank needs old varnish taken off, various mid-wraps (to hold it together
I suppose when glues not as good as now). I think the rod dates from before WW II or right after. Anyone help?

Thanks for anyone's help,

Sam Slack

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Re: Like provenance of father's Bronson bamboo flyrod, model 330-9
Posted by: Tony Boschi (---.biz.spectrum.com)
Date: November 20, 2020 08:48AM

I can't help with anything you are looking for but that sounds like an awesome project!

One guy who is on this site who is pretty knowledgeable about fly rods is Herb Ladenheim.

He might be a guy who can help you out.

Tony Boschi
Banana River Rods
Merritt Island, Florida

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Re: Like provenance of father's Bronson bamboo flyrod, model 330-9
Posted by: Herb Ladenheim (---.68.237.121.hwccustomers.com)
Date: November 20, 2020 10:45AM

Tony,
Thank you for that vote of confidence - but I don't deserve it regarding bamboo fly rods.
That is a craft that I know very little about.
Sam - I am sure that a simple Google search will put you in touch with people qualified to render advice.
Try: [www.kretchmanflyrods.com]

Good luck,
Herb

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Re: Like provenance of father's Bronson bamboo flyrod, model 330-9
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: November 21, 2020 07:26PM

Your rod is novel but has little monetary value, even in excellent condition. In useable shape maybe$100.

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Re: Like provenance of father's Bronson bamboo flyrod, model 330-9
Posted by: Sam Slack (---.res6.spectrum.com)
Date: November 24, 2020 01:24PM

Thanks Herb and Tony..... Tom this rod is not about money... but sentimental value of something my father fished for years. I want to honor that.

But does anyone know if "The Classic Fly Rod Forum" still exists?

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