You are probably already aware that yours truly, the “Luresmith”, loves old fishing tackle. So much so that I am digging deep into the vault for equipment to fish with on up coming trips. What you see in the photo is one of my restorations I did early this spring. It is a 1938 Heddon model 900 bamboo musky rod. This rod was in good restorable condition a couple of years ago when I obtained it. The main shaft and handle were ok but the finish, silk wraps, and one of the guides was in need of some serious TLC! To add to the combination is a pre-WWII South Bend model 1200 baitcasting reel. Follow us on our trip this August and see this rod in action hopefully with a musky putting a serious bend in it!