Three years ago I purchased a used cane fly rod on e-bay. I wanted to use it to fish for carp.
I paid about $125.00 for the rod. Since my investment was small, I was less cautious about
the care of the fly rod. As a result one of the guides fell off.
I sent the rod out to be repaired. A few days later I got a call from the repair shop. They
wanted to know how much I paid for the rod. I explained how much I paid . The repairman
explained that my rod was worth a great deal more than what I paid. So now I have a 3 piece
nine foot cane rod with a retail value of $800.00! I am no longer willing to fish for anything with
this fly rod.
In an effort to protect my $800.00 trophy rod, I went back online to look for a less valuable
cane fly rod. I won a 4 piece (2 tips) 9 foot cane fly rod. This time I paid only $89.00
The fly rod on the right is now worth $800.00 and the rod on the left is worth $89.00
But now I'm faced with the dilemma of fishing either rod because each rod appears to be in
The label is intact on the $89.00 rod
This rod appears to be like new. The cork grip is soiled but that can be easily fixed.
Look at the ferrules and raps on this rod.
I've caught a few carp on this rod but that was before I knew it's true value.