within.cmd%3Fform_state%3Ddefault_state%26searchWithin%3Dtrue%26N%3D0%26Ntk%3DAllProducts%26Ntt%3D50th%26search%3D50th%26nttWithin%3Dknife%26x%3D0%26y%3D0&Ntt=50th&WTz_l=Unknown)"You have a bamboo fly rod manufactured by one of the most prolific of all rod companies--the Montague Rod & Reel Company of Montague City, Massachusetts. The firm was formed in the 1880s and expanded in 1891 with the purchase of Thos. H. Chubb's rod factory in Post Mills, Vermont. They ran Chubb as a separate division until the early 1930s, when the firm was purchased by Paul Johnson's Ocean City Manufacturing Company of Philadelphia. They made millions of inexpensive to moderately priced rods, and lately people have come to appreciate the qualities of fly rods like your Sunbeam. Your Sunbeam is a late 1930s model, and was made in four lengths between 8 and 9.5 feet. They range in value from around $150-$175 for a nice condition (two piece, two tips) 8 footer to less than $100 for a nice condition 9 1/2 footer. And I suggest you think about taking this rod fishing. Nothing--and I mean NOTHING--beats the feel of a bamboo fly rod in your hands. For a 1940 catalog cut of your Sunbeam rod, click here."