T.H. Chubb “valise” lancewood fly rod

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T.H. Chubb “valise” lancewood fly rod

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Here is a 9-piece T.H. Chubb (edit: lancewood valise) fly rod (with 5-point star trademark) in an 18” wooden form fit case. The rattan handle and 5 rod sections have red wraps and ring guides and come with 3 different tips (see photo). My assumption is that this easy carry set-up was for travel and/or camping, but I do not have access to the right T.H. Chubb catalog to date it and see how it was retailed. Thanks for any help.

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Re: T.H. Chubb “travel/pack” fly rod

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Mike, it looks like lancewood in the pictures, are you sure it's bamboo?

Chubb catalog 1895 is online about pg 39 is the Valise rod of lancewood.
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id= ... 1up&seq=39

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Re: T.H. Chubb “travel/pack” fly rod

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Lancewood no doubt! nice old stick!

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Re: T.H. Chubb “travel/pack” fly rod

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Mike mis-typed....he knew it was lancewood.

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drbaits wrote:Mike mis-typed....he knew it was lancewood.
Thanks Royce for the catalog link. The rod is so light that I just didn’t relate it to lancewood. Dr. Baits had my back, but as he knows, I’m a reel guy dabbling in rods. Thanks, also, to Jeff.

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Re: T.H. Chubb “valise” lancewood fly rod

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Nice!

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Now Mike, that rod in that condition is a helluva find. I have a different version of a multi piece Chubb fly rod. It is also lancewood and it has a few sections that are short. I still think it is a prize. my rod is circa 1915-1920 (Owned by a field ranger at Mt. Rainier in Washington who reportedly carried in his pack everywhere he patrolled) They are not near as tough as a bamboo rod so the survival rate was not that great... so harder to find and much harder in that kind of condition. Congrats..on a great find Best,Paul

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Thanks, Paul.

In looking at the catalog above, in 1895 the rod cost about $7.50 plus $.40 shipping. That $7.90 is about $225 in today’s dollar.

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