Dating heddon lure boxes
Includes replacement bag and original labeled aluminum tube. The rod has a Garcia rubber butt cap which we believe is original since Russ worked with Garcia on blank design and fabrication. 8' EF80 Registered Epoxite 3M rod (special brown color) with brown thread wraps tipped with white thread. Includes Phillipson 3M cloth bag and labeled aluminum tube.
The fiberglass blanks are dark brown with brown thread wraps. Burgundy colored blank, Perfection spinning guides and a carbide tip top. The blank is made of the 3M Scotchply straight filament inner taper. Un-fished, new old stock, from a former Phillipson employee's estate. Fiberglass ferrules, Cigar cork grip with cork insert with down-locking aluminum hardware. Includes original cloth bag and aluminum tube with labeled cap.
Very good condition.8'6" Model FF85 Weighing 3 3/4 oz.
Feralite Model FF112, serial number G 154242 dating this made in USA rod to 1966 - 67.
Includes a Phillipson cloth bag and A&F labeled gold anodized Phillipson aluminum tube.
Letter/Number Designations Parts and Years Offered Leather Case Information Cleaning and Maintenance Desirable Reels Early ABU Ambassadeur 6000 Model My name is Fred and I've collected Ambassadeur reels since late 1994. If you already have a Phillipson rod with a detachable grip, you can use it with a shorty rod. Cork fore and rear grip with anodized aluminum butt cap. Includes original Phillipson cloth bag and labeled aluminum tube. Gold plated carbide stripper guide and tip top with spiral snake guides which are wrapped with Belding Corticelli Turf Tan #1248 thread with black spiral wraps. Excellent plus condition.6'6" Model SP65R-2S, 2 piece spinning rod. Garcia fabricated many of Russ's blanks according to his specifications. Excellent condition with minor scuffing on the butt cap and the blank. This Shorty fiberglass rod was originally built to test cast Johnson reels on Phillipson offset bait casting grips. Hard chrome plated ring guides and tip tops wrapped with green thread with spiral. Offset handle of light weight, smooth streamlined construction.All information on this page is my interpretation and opinion about the history of the Ambassadeur reel as I understand it.