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 Posted: Wed Jan 14th, 2015 10:23 pm
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Ben REINERS
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@ ZXT......I did a bit of scratching on the net wrt the specific rods & Roddy reel....seems as if Heddon was the maker of the rods & reel....subject to confirmation though.

Here is a quote from the net....

Heddon

For the village in Northumberland, see Heddon-on-the-Wall.Heddon is a brand of artificial fishing lures created by James Heddon, (originally a beekeeper) who is credited with the invention of the first artificial fishing lures made of wood in the late 1890s.The Heddon Company was founded in 1902 to sell the lures, originally made by hand in the Heddon family kitchen in Dowagiac, Michigan. By 1910 they had a sales distributor inCanada and a new factory in Dowagiac. By 1950 the Heddon brand name was well known and they were producing over 12,000 lures a day. In their growth years, the company also made rods, reels and other peripheral fishing gear"

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 Posted: Thu Jan 15th, 2015 10:46 am
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Your rod certainly is similar... Thanks Ben.

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Howzit,

Regarding the rod in the 3rd and 4th pic (the green rod).

I have a similar rod which I used as my first fishing rod. Chatting to my father, he said he thinks he remembers using it on Lake Kariba in 1969.

I used to use it to catch blacktail and stumpnose off Umdloti beach in the mid 80's. I think it was paired with a small closed spool Mitchell grinder.

He couldn't find any makers names on the rod, but he thinks it was made locally.

I reckon with a bit of a refurb on the guides, it could be put to use on some grunter. Very whippy rod, which easily bends past 90degrees and 2.07m long.

They just don't make things like they used to:

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Would be interesting to hear the history of this rod.

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Also have an old fiberglass pistol grip rod. The handle also pulls out like the heddon rods. Its coupled with an old Shakespeare Direct-o-drive reels.

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 Posted: Thu Jan 15th, 2015 05:50 pm
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I also have an old split cane made in Redditch UK, a old Hardy Fly rod, and another beautiful short fiberglass rod with a wooden handle that needs all the eyes redone...

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Hi Ben. I have the same rod as yours, same colour bindings square at the end the works.
Its got the name Phantom Favorite printed on it. I had a quick look on line but no luck.

I don't have the handle for it so have just made a handle round the blank making the rod about a foot shorter. Awesome little rod.

Its my most used little rod for Grunter.

If you get tired of yours let me know.

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 Posted: Thu Feb 26th, 2015 11:20 am
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Jigger wrote: Hi Ben. I have the same rod as yours, same colour bindings square at the end the works.
Its got the name Phantom Favorite printed on it. I had a quick look on line but no luck.

I don't have the handle for it so have just made a handle round the blank making the rod about a foot shorter. Awesome little rod.

Its my most used little rod for Grunter.

If you get tired of yours let me know.

I used this little set-up for catching Kurpers years back, & it performed so well with a sizer on......it is actually awesome to see the old rods performing so well.

About getting tired of it, ..........nope:) ....I don't think so.......I always pull out this little baby, besides the new rods, when I target kurpers.

My only hassle is that the little reel packed up & I am looking for a good similar reel to use on it again.

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