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What do I look for??

babunbabun Member Posts: 11,497
edited January 2013 in The Fishing Hole!
Okay help me here...

I'm not a fisherman in any sense of the word, But I buy a lot of estate sales and yard sale box lots. Looking to resell most of the things.
I always see a lot of older fishing stuff but pass on it because I don't know anything about it.
Is there a simple way or a "list" of things I should be looking for in the rods and reels and tackle, I let pass thru my fingers.
Please if you could, a "fishing for dummies" primer.
Thanks, Bob


  • MMOMEQ-55MMOMEQ-55 Member Posts: 13,134
    edited November -1
    Most old lures are collectable. Old reels such as Abu Garcia Ambassadors are real collectable. Bamboo fly rods and old fly reels are real collectable. Not much of a market for old cheap reels such as Zebco. Not a lot of money in old fiberglass rods either.

    There is so much out there you need to get a book on the subject. There are lures out there worth a couple hundred and lures that look similar that are worth $2.00.
  • babunbabun Member Posts: 11,497
    edited November -1
    Thanks, I do see a few bamboo rods now and again. Guess I'll just take a chance next time and buy the lots and hope for a diamond in it.
    If not, look for a "GIVE-AWAY" here on GB.[:D]
  • dahmerdahmer Member Posts: 290 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Most old fishing junk is just that, junk! It takes experience and handling to tell the difference. There are people out there that will take cheap look-a-like lures and attempt to "season" them to make a good profit.
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