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    K C Crocker rod

    I have a two piece cane rod made by K C Crocker.
    Has any one heard of him? Does any one know where i could find some info on him?
    I did a search on him with no luck.

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    Re: K C Crocker rod

    You asked about ,K C Crocker he was my Grandfather. He made fly rods
    in Rangeley Maine . He not only made rods, but made banks for other rod makers.These were the likes of F.E Thomas,Miller,Orvis etc.



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    Re: K C Crocker rod

    Ken Crocker started making rods back in 1916. He used only the best Tokin Bamboo which he seasoned for 25 years. All of his rods were made by hand. His signature, "Hand made by K. C. Crocker," was written in script near the rod butt. Having that ensured that the rod was of finest quality.

    Today, his rods are eagerly sought by collectors around the country!

    Depending on the condition of your rod, it might be a little gold mine.

    Catskill Lover

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    Re: K C Crocker rod

    Thanks for the replys. I have not fished this rod since it came into my hands some 40 years ago. To me it looks like brand new. The cork is some what darkened but not worn, it looks straight, the finish is not worn or cracked. If I could, I would attach a picture for you to check out.
    Umbagog, your Grand Dad did fine work!
    Catskill lover, The world has not beaten a path to my door yet. I if they ever do I am open to offers!

    Merry Christmas

    Bill S[IMG]file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Bill/My%20Documents/Copy%20of%20crocker1.JPG[/IMG]


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    Re: K C Crocker rod

    Thanks for the replys guys.
    Umbagog, Your Grand Dad did fine work!
    Catskill Lover, The world has not beaten a path to my door yet, but if they do, I will gladly talk.

    Merry Christmas

    Bill S


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    Re: K C Crocker rod

    Bill, I'm interested in your Crocker rod, please email me at skunkbutt @ mindspring.com


    thanks,
    bb


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    Re: K C Crocker rod

    Bill, thanks for getting in touch with me--it's a really nice rod, for sure!

    Umbagog--can you tell us more about your grandfather? What years was he active making rods? When did he die? Do you know what happened to his rod making records and equipment? He's quite an underrated rod builder who deserves to be better known.

    bb


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    Re: K C Crocker rod

    I own 3 Crocker rods and they are all well made and great casting rods. Crocker is mentioned briefly in Marty Keane's book and again briefly in Schweibert's "trout". Crocker is not that well known in the bamboo world and does not command the same value as a Leonard, FE Thomas or Edwards rods. A good 7 ft Crocker may go between $600.00 and 800.00 far short of the forementioned makers. Umbagog I lived in Bar Harbor for 20 years and would love to hear more about your grandfather. If you have any printed material I would love to see it. It has been difficult to get information on your grand father. If the picture works the 3 rods before the last rod on the bottom are Crockers.



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    Re: K C Crocker rod

    Hey, look who it is! Where've you been, Andre? Nice to see you around.

    Quote Originally Posted by Andre View Post
    I own 3 Crocker rods and they are all well made and great casting rods. Crocker is mentioned briefly in Marty Keane's book and again briefly in Schweibert's "trout". Crocker is not that well known in the bamboo world and does not command the same value as a Leonard, FE Thomas or Edwards rods. A good 7 ft Crocker may go between $600.00 and 800.00 far short of the forementioned makers. Umbagog I lived in Bar Harbor for 20 years and would love to hear more about your grandfather. If you have any printed material I would love to see it. It has been difficult to get information on your grand father. If the picture works the 3 rods before the last rod on the bottom are Crockers.



    Pictures taken before/after/during fly fishing:
    http://dcabarle.smugmug.com/Sports/F...79119552_XXeHe

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    Re: K C Crocker rod

    Andre,

    Was that a Crocker rod we cast by Bulls Island last August? That was one sweet rod.

    Jeff


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    Re: K C Crocker rod

    Jeff, yes it was it's the rod second from the bottom. Dennis been spending all my time on the bamboo board. Glad to be around. Let's go fishing again.

    Andre Valenti

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    Re: K C Crocker rod

    Hi umbagog! I googled "Crocker Fly Rods" and came upon N.E.F.F. site. I saw your posting and decided to register. Our Grandfathers were neighbor and very good friends up on Pleasant St.. My "Bamp" was Gale Ross. He and my Dad, Jim Ross, Sr., used to take me to visit the Crocker house (many, many years ago!). Can't exactly remember all the details, but I vaguely remember sitting in the living room watching Ken peel out strips of bamboo on the coffee table. This being my first forum response, I'll be brief. We can chat later. Take care! Jim Ross, Jr.


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