8 ft “OLD JOE"

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Gflyfish
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8 ft “OLD JOE"

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I have an old two piece 8ft bamboo rod. Decal on butt section says “OLD JOE” and what I think is Crichton Sta. Mobile Ala. Part of that is obscured. Suspect it might be a Montague rod. Sections are 48 1/2 inch, cork is good, has a hook keeper. Butt has one stripping guide, one snake. Metal reel seat. Upper section has 5 snake guides and tip top. Wraps are not great. Cloth bag is longer than rod, red cardboard tube with screw cap is also longer (55 1/2”). Ferrule fits well. Curious about age (suspect pre 1950s), origin. I would like to sell the rod. I inheirited it, never fished it.
Will try to attach pictures. Thanks.

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uppercreek
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Re: 8 ft “OLD JOE"

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I've handled a few. Believe they were made in Japan. Better quality than most. Maybe $50-75 value.
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bugslinger
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Re: 8 ft “OLD JOE"

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I agree with uppercreek, I have one similar with a cheap red anodized metal reel seat. It's a decent 5 wt rod with added guides. Mine cost me $30 in good shape.

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Re: 8 ft “OLD JOE"

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I had one about 10 years ago, got it on ebay for about 20 bucks, its Japanese, and not a very good caster

Gflyfish
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Re: 8 ft “OLD JOE"

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Thanks to the above guys who furnished a little information on the “Old Joe” rod I have. I’ve never used it, so can’t comment on the performance. I don’t know what the connection is to Mobile, Alabama.
I would like to sell the rod and am open to offers. Any interest out there? Thanks.
Gflyfish.

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