While steel fishing rods are a thing of the past, True Temper still manufactures some of the finest steel golf club shafts on the market! Quite a legacy don't you think?
On April 10th 2011 at Pioneer Auction Gallery in Portland, Oregon, a vintage Bristol steel fishing rod, equipped with its original canvas bag, was sold for $25.
On June 20th 2009, three vintage steel fishing rods manufactured by Heddon Pal, realised a price of $275 through Pook & Pook Inc., in Downington, Pennsylvania.
Even antique steel fishing rods in very good condition represent a relatively inexpensive collectible and prices for an individual fishing rod rarely exceed $60. Antique steel fishing rods are also commonplace and are regularly sold at auctions that specialise in vintage sports equipment.