These old timers are very desirable. They display beautifully in a fishing tackle display. They date back to the 1800’s
Most were made of hickory wood, although some were greenheart wood
The maintenance of these rods is very simple . Every six months give them a good wax coating and watch them come to life. Besides it keeps the wood moist and inhibits mildew growth.
Remember these rods are the precursors of the big game fishing rods.