Rare 1921-23 Heddon's #25 Expert 5½ Ft Split-bamboo Bait Rod W/bag, Tube, 2 Tips For Sale
c.1921-23 #25 "Expert" Casting Rod
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Up for your consideration is this RARE c.1921-23 HEDDON'S #25 EXPERT 5½ Ft SPLIT-BAMBOO BAIT ROD w/BAG, TUBE, 2 TIPS. This sale includes the Heddon #25 "Expert" Bamboo Rod with 2 tips, Rod Bag, and Black Montague Rod Tube carefully packaged for the winner. The rod comes from our good friend WC and his lifelong collection of 65+ years. WC has been collecting Antique Hunting & Fishing gear since he was a kid. Our good friend has been a member of his local 'Fur, Fin, & Feather' Hunting Club for over 60 years. Watch for various Bamboo Rods, Catalogs, Lures, and lots lots more!
**** SPECIAL NOTE: This is a very special rod from this very special long-running collection. The rod needs little explanation as it is truly one of the finest from the entire collection of over 200 rods. Make sure to view every photo by going to the bottom of this sale page. The#25 is put up in a Black MONTAGUE rod tube with an excellent bag/sock. The wraps appear to be the ANTIQUE GOLD & BLACK. Both rod tips sport the YELLOW AGATE line-guides and tip-tops. Hardware is NICKEL SILVER all-around. The fore-grip is RED CEDAR on this version! No repairs are needed. No parts are missing. This is a classic Heddon #25 Masterpiece!
ROD MARKINGS: The rod shaft is not marked. The bottom of the reel seat areas read: HEDDON'S. The exact age is unknown but believed to be from the 1921-1923 era. The marking on the reel seat dates this rod! The Rod Bag is not marked. The black tube has a partial label with no company name. Photos are mostly flash-off, some do have flash-on and tend to look darker.
ROD MEASUREMENTS: Total length assembled aprox. 5-1/2 FT. or aprox. 66" inches. HANDLE section 31-7/16". TIP 1 section 36". TIP 2 section 35-5/8". Cork Handle/Grip areas total 9" to end of winding check. Cork butt-grip areas 4-1/2". Wood fore-grip 1". Reel Seat 3-1/4". Female ferrule 2-1/4" exposed. Male ferrule 1-3/8" long exposed. Rod Bag: The bag is aprox. 37-1/2" long by 3-1/4" wide taper to 2-3/4". Montague Rod Tube: 35-7/8" long by aprox. 2" diameter. NO cap for the tube!
#25 "EXPERT" ROD CONDITION: We'll start at the butt of the rod and work our way to the tip. We provide detailed photos below in order from the butt to the tip! While inspecting a rod we look for all blemishes and signs of use. The cork butt-grip is in fine shape with some of the original patina. No serious damage found anywhere on the handle or grip/reel seat areas. This is a superb Nickel Silver reel seat with all the fine details one can expect on an old Heddon. Note the rear seat hood and band are in very fine condition. The Red Cedar fore-grip presents itself in stunning fashion with a detailed wrap at the base. No cracks or serious damage found on the fore-grip, has some thick bumpy varnish. ALL wraps are intact in fine condition! ALL line-guides and the Tip-Tops are fully secure. The ferrules fit together nicely as designed. Note the HEXAGON female ferrule. Every bamboo part is what we refer to as "Rock Solid". No cracks or weakness found in any bamboo part! When Heddon made the #25 the Bamboo was carefully selected and was of the highest quality. The winner can expect to receive a Straight rod with thick gooey varnish made the old fashion way. In some areas the varnish is almost sticky from long term storage. Small blemishes are seen up and down all parts. In some areas lint from the rod bag has stuck to the somewhat old sticky varnish. I'm not exactly sure one will find one better except for having the correct tube and so forth. In our opinion this is an absolutely beautiful and stunning old Heddon #25. Again, No cracks or weakness found in any bamboo part! ROD SOCK/BAG: The rod bag should be considered in excellent slightly aged/soiled condition. NO holes or tears were found on a close inspection. All seams and divider seams are intactas there are no loose threads. The bag is not marked so we have no way of knowing if this is the bag the rod came in. The important thing is, this bag is anexcellent one and has protected this beautiful rod. MONTAGUE BLACK ROD TUBE: This Montague rod tube is in fine shape with most of the back finish nicely intact. We found just a few small scuffs or rub marks as seen in one of the photos. No cap included, probably lost long ago. This is a very good solid black rod tube with no cap. While reviewing our photos it's important to remember that the higher the rod number the better quality bamboo. The #25 is one of the finest rods ever manufactured by Heddon, bar none. The winner can cherish this rod for a lifetime because it's truly a great part of Heddon rod making history! The WC rod collection will continue to list so stay tuned-in to the pluglady56 & gfries04 accounts! Keep watching for more great items like this from this collection!
We'll let you be the judge after viewing the detailed photos below and please ask any questions prior to offerding. We describe the items the best we can. The RARE 1921-23 HEDDON'S #25 EXPERT 5½ Ft SPLIT-BAMBOO BAIT ROD w/BAG, TUBE, 2 TIPS is sold "AS IS" as seen below in the detailed photos. We think this would be a great addition for any Vintage Rod Collection. WE THINK THIS IS IN BEAUTIFUL & CLASSIC CONDITION! All of our sales End in the Evening so mark your calendar and offer today! WE DO NOT, DO NOT REMOVE ITEMS!10 DAY sale * * LOW .99 cent OPENER * offer TODAY *MONEY BACKGUARANTEE!
Payment is expected to be made with-in2-3 days after the sale has ended. There are No Exceptions! We accept PayPal payments! PayPal payments are preferred! Please make Prompt Payment for the item(s) you have won. COMBINE YOUR ORDERS AND SAVE ON SHIPPING OF MULTIPLE ITEMS. E mail if you have a question on Combined shipping or anything else! Please make sure to see our other listings, they can be found here.
*** THIS ROD SHIPS IN A CUSTOM MADE BOX or P.V.C. TUBE SOME 40" LONG. WE WILL DELETE offerS FROM COUNTRIES THAT CAN NOT RECEIVE A PACKAGE THIS LONG!
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Rare 1921-23 Heddon's #25 Expert 5½ Ft Split-bamboo Bait Rod W/bag, Tube, 2 Tips: $165