Homer Jennings

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Homer Jennings

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Hi, does anyone have the contact info for Homer Jennings? A phone number or email would be great.. I appreciate it, Charles

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Pm sent
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Anyone knows if Homer is still active? I would appreciate if anyone could PM his email address, i think it has changed sometime.
I have one of his rods, that needs a little work done.

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Just exchanged emails with Homer this week....He's doing OK and working on rod orders.

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I recently acquired serial #21 of Homer's work, an 8' 2/1 #7 "Trutta" he made in the UK in 1976. I sent him these pictures and asked about the ferrules and he replied he used brass for 4 or 5 years because at that time NiAg was $$$. The rod is in mint condition which is pretty amazing for its age and the ferrule fit is still perfect. I bought it from LC to fight the spring winds in NM and because it's kinda' neat to have Homer's early work.

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Wonderful rodmaker. Beautiful styling.

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I saw that rod on the site....now I have "non-buyers" remorse...you snooze - you lose.

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Greetings all. I have 4 bamboo rods of Homer's early work. They were custom made for members of my family in 76/77 and are inscribed with may father's, grandfather's and my name. Mine was my 16th birthday present. There is a back story there. Though I have no interest in selling these - I rarely fish them and wonder if I should be using them at all. Glad to scan some pics if anyone is interested. I also have a few other bamboo rods of which I know nothing about as well.

Thanks in advance - John

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John, those rods have history in their fibers. I could imagine fishing them more often will add more memories to them.

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John: The oldest rod I fish is 97 yrs old. A well crafted rod (and Homer's are) fished properly and cared for respectfully should be enjoyed on the water as often as you wish.
Soló el que ensaya lo absurdo es capaz de conquistar lo imposible. - Miguel de Unamuno 1905

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thanks for the posts guys. I do have some other antique bamboos that i fish. Used one last night and caught a beautiful 14 inch brown. I will on occasion use Homer's rod when i am pretty sure i can do so safely.

John

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Been fishing the bamboos a bit lately. The cork on one of my Jennings rods has a small crack - should I consider a repair or leave it as is vintage?

Thanks in advance

John

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John: Since your family bought your rods from Homer, you're his "customer." You might just email Homer Jennings himself and ask him. He'll very likely respond quickly. His email is jenningsrods@gmail.com

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