Back in 1983, I was in Seattle on a business trip. I lodged at a downtown hotel, so after an early dinner I went for a walk and happened on to a Eddie Bauer store.
I had been looking for a travel fly rod for some time and Eddie Bauer had the perfect rod for my needs. It's a 4 piece, 8', 6 weight fiber glass rod in a 24" aluminum case.
As luck would have it I only had an opportunity to use it one time, so it has been in storage for more than thirty years.
A few years back I gave all my fly fishing gear to my daughter, but overlooked the Bauer rod. When I discovered it - I considered selling it on Ebay. I did some research, and learned it was made by premier California fly rod maker J. kennedy Fisher.
|The writing on these two rods leaves no doubt about who the maker is.|
After learning its collector value I decided to hang on to it just in case I might want to do some fly fishing at some future date.
This has been a long hard winter for several reasons, so I'm planning on doing a little fly fishing on the upper Owens River when trout season opens.
I even bought the perfect reel to match up with my old Fisher made Bauer rod. It's a 3 1/2", 6 weight, Hardy Brothers Princess from the late 1960s.
See you on the river.