0374: J.C. Higgins, model 3001, by Montague, varnished 6-strip bamboo fly rod. 9', 3/1 for #6 line. 'Scrulock' reel seat with green plastic barrel. 7" 'Straight' solid cork grip. Nickel ferrules with rolled welts. Black, hardened steel snake guides. Blackened stripper guide, 'Perfection' style tiptop. Green wraps, no tipping, medallion wraps near the grip. Strap & Ring hook keeper. Custom sewn, segmented cloth sleeve with label.
This early example of the 'J.C. Higgins' model 3001 fly rod was sold exclusively by 'Sears Roebuck' circa 1940. A serviceable example ready to go fishing again. All joints are full length and straight. The rod and wraps have two or more coats of new UV protective Spar varnish.
Sold by 'Sears Roebuck and Co.'; made by Montague. An entry level split-bamboo fly rod. The straight grip is clean with but a few minor honest wear points. The varnish, snake guides, hook keep and wraps are all new insuring many trips to the stream for years to come. The partial (80% complete) 'J.C. Higgins' decal remains and easily identifies the rod as a "J.C. Higgins, model , Our Own Trademark" rod. Fish, or grace the wall in your sports den with this affordable example of a vintage split-bamboo fly rod. VG-Exc. $70