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Antique Kosmic bamboo fly rod


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Hey you fly people... I know next to nothing about fly fishing but was wondering if a very old antique "Net and Twine Co. Kosmic" 9 foot Bamboo fly rod has any particular value.

Thanks. Have a couple of them and want to sell them.

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I’m not really a bamboo rod guy but I enjoy the history of them and from what I can gather about your rods is this: The Kosmic line of rods were first made by Thomas, Edwards & Hawes Rod Co. This company was sold to U. S. Net & Twine around the turn of the century. I do not know how long this company produced these rods but I do know that if they were made by the Thomas, Edwards & Hawes Rod Co. they would be rather valuable as they are very rare. I can not find any information for them as the Net & Twine co. is hard to get information about.

My guess, and this is only a guess, is that because they were a “taper” designed by some very masterful men that your rod(s) are most likely worth a few bucks.

I suggest going here: http://p205.ezboard.com/fclarksclassicflyrodforumappraisalsidentificantionofbambooflyrods


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If they are in very good condition and have the bags and form cases they might be worth anywhere from $100-$200. They are not a hot item on the collectible market, but they are way above many of the old junk rods that are out there. List them on Ebay and see what happens.

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Thanks! I did list it on ebay.. we will see!

eBay item number: 7218630642 if you want to check out the add and see what she sells for. I started at $50.00 bid.. perhaps thats too high... but there has been a fair number of hits and watchers.. more than all the other vintage fishing stuff I have listed (my very old great aunt moved to assisted living and we raided her house.. which is for sale.. she said we could take everything.. there's really not much there of value but her husband was into fly fishing)

I listed lots of flies and such too.. but haven't a clue what they are worth.. we will see what they get.. if anything. nothing spectacular.

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