I was very fortunate to acquire this Bimini King rod. The name on it is Bill Fagen.
Captain Fagen was a legendary figure in the formative years of big game fishing.
He fished out of Florida and the Bahamas. Bill stablished himself as an innovative captain, contributing to many new techniques used in big game fishing.
His legendary boat Florida Cracker is iconic and reminds us of the years when the sport was just getting started. Who knows what stories this rod could tell.
The preservation of this rod is imperative. It must be kept in a relative dry environment, with no extended exposure to sunlight. A periodic cleaning with a dry cloth and at least once a year a coat of a high grade wood wax.
A treasure to own.