H & I 9'2" cane rod

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H&I
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H & I 9'2" cane rod

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Hello, this is my first post here and I'm trying for some information on an old fly rod I've had for many years. AFAI can remember, I picked it up at a garage sale some 20+ years ago and it went directly to the "get around to it" pile in the garage. I came upon it the other day and decided to check it out more thoroughly and Google led me here to the site.
I took it out of the old looking brown cloth bag/sleeve and here's what I found. Pardon me for not knowing the correct terms for all these parts.
In the bag, I found 5 pieces with a decal HORROCKS-IBBOTTSON Ithaca, NY on the main part of the rod. The decal is diamond shaped and has black script on a GOLD background. The ITHACA NY is on a RED background.
The total length for a three piece rod is 9' 2" with each piece being about 3' long. That's the first 3 pcs. Also included in the bag were TWO more pieces so it seems you can take the main piece with the flyreel connection at the end and ADD to it
a. The FIRST Two pieces or
b. the OTHER TWO pieces to end up with a 3 part rod being 9'2" long.

Total is 5 pcs of rod and the bag.
I'll try to attach a few pics and what I'm looking for is some info regarding the age and/or Model of the item. It may need to be mounted as an antique on the wall in my den along with my Winchester .44-40 Model 1892 carbine and US Cavalry saber c.1880.
Any information would be appreciated.

Alan
PS. the memory card in this tablet won't let me ADD pics.. I'll send the msg I've been typing, One fingered, for 10 min and add the pics later..First post..😱🙃

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Re: H & I 9'2" cane rod

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I see there are choices as to SIZE of pic posts to this Forum.
What size do you suggest ?
A

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Re: H & I 9'2" cane rod

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Post by wrong66 »

The decal you describe likely dates the rod from the 1920's to very early 30's. Photos will confirm.

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Re: H & I 9'2" cane rod

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The TAB didnt have the memory to add these pics so here they are from the laptop.
I see a reference to an old 1930 s H&I catalog but cant find it so I wonder what I have here ?

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Re: H & I 9'2" cane rod

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Post by wrong66 »

You have a c.1930 H-I "Utica" model rod, with a more modern replacement reel seat and an extra mid section that is from another rod.

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