The guy that sold them to me aquired the lot from another collector. This guy didn't actually collect bamboo rods, he just buys/sells them to pay for his collection of lures/classic spinning tackle (that's why he was trying to sell the whole lot- to make room for hi ACTUAL collection). And actually, this guy tends to get quite a few bamboo rods, so I'll probably end up bying from him again (he just sold a Divine for around $300, and he told me he had a Gillum that he sold to a friend for about the same )

Joe MArtin