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PostPosted: 03/03/19 12:54 • # 1 
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Just curious, no real reason.

Does anyone have a copy of Max Yerxa's signature?

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PostPosted: 03/03/19 13:54 • # 2 
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On a rod and on a letter, let me see if I can get a copy.

"Outside a dog, a book is man's best friend...inside a dog, it's too dark to read!" Groucho Marx


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PostPosted: 03/03/19 14:53 • # 3 
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pgwulf wrote:
On a rod and on a letter, let me see if I can get a copy.


Would be great! Thank you.


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PostPosted: 03/03/19 15:46 • # 4 
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If there is no real reason, why are we bothering?????


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PostPosted: 03/03/19 16:27 • # 5 
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PM sent

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PostPosted: 03/03/19 17:42 • # 6 
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hopkintoncane wrote:
If there is no real reason, why are we bothering?????


Just curious. Have seen a rod of his and a few pictures of his work. The info on Mr. Yerxa is not as plentiful as other makers.

Thank you


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pqwulf, no pm sent, thanks


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PostPosted: 03/03/19 18:18 • # 8 
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ozarkwater wrote:
hopkintoncane wrote:
If there is no real reason, why are we bothering?????


Just curious. Have seen a rod of his and a few pictures of his work. The info on Mr. Yerxa is not as plentiful as other makers.

Thank you

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Here's the 9' 9 wt Max made for me

"Outside a dog, a book is man's best friend...inside a dog, it's too dark to read!" Groucho Marx


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PostPosted: 03/03/19 18:45 • # 9 
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pgwulf wrote:
ozarkwater wrote:
hopkintoncane wrote:
If there is no real reason, why are we bothering?????


Just curious. Have seen a rod of his and a few pictures of his work. The info on Mr. Yerxa is not as plentiful as other makers.

Thank you

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Here's the 9' 9 wt Max made for me


9' 9 wt. My goodness. Fighting butt. So you actually communicated with him? That is incredible.

What color of wraps are those if I may ask? Seems as if the Yerxa rods I have seen all had those wraps.

Just very neat that one can have some history about the maker and rod.

When a "no nothing" kid I once wrote a letter to whichever Young ran PHY in the late 70s [ sorry cannot recall who exactly ] and got a hand written response back from him! Had the letter and envelope for years. Long gone, no clue what happened.

Thank you much for the pictures. I know there is a book out there that has a small write up on Mr. Yerxa. Need to find a copy and the funds to pick it up.


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PostPosted: 02/09/20 21:29 • # 10 
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I can check later on in a couple days and see if I can find a good signature of his! I just joined and am reading on all these post about my grandfather & hoping to answer some questions


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PostPosted: 02/10/20 10:12 • # 11 
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Danielle,

Welcome to the forum. Sent you a private message (PM).

Chris


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PostPosted: 02/10/20 14:16 • # 12 
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I have Max's signature on a letter that he sent.


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PostPosted: 02/13/20 03:10 • # 13 
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Danielleyerxa13 wrote:
I can check later on in a couple days and see if I can find a good signature of his! I just joined and am reading on all these post about my grandfather & hoping to answer some questions



I would be very interested!
I recently bought one of his rods, an 8 ft. probably very late production.


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PostPosted: 02/13/20 13:35 • # 14 
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Not an owner of one of his rods, but this summer I cast a 9ft6” yerxa steelhead rod this summer that I swear I could have cast clear across town. The most effortless and amazing 8wt I have ever laid my hands on.

Leave it as it is. The ages have been at work on it and man can only mar it. T.R.


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PostPosted: 03/02/20 09:48 • # 15 
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Well since no one else has managed it...

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PostPosted: 03/02/20 17:49 • # 16 
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Although no signature information here but since we're on the topic, and if anyone is interested, here's a copy of a Yerxa rod catalog. (It's a three fold pamphlet that I had to lay flat on the scanner bed so that's why it appears somewhat reversed.)
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I acquired the above catalog and the price list below in 2003 from a Mr. Jere Moss [sic] whom I recall was making and marketing Yerxa rods at the time. I understand Mr. Yerxa passed about that time and don't know the business relationship between himself and the Yerxa family nor if he acquired the Yerxa equipment, cane, etc.
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-Dwight


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