Sears Reel

How old is my fishing pole and reel?

I found a pole and reel that looks real old. On the pole it says "Sears Roebuck and Co. Genuine Fiber Glass. JC Higgins." Then there are some numbers. They are 309-29990-4 1/2' What do they mean? Im guessing its a 4 1/2 foot pole, but what about the others? The reel must have came with the pole and also says JC Higgins. Does anyone know what year it was made or some information about it? A website that talks about them would be great, as I could not find one. Thanks-

309.29990 is a model number, circa late 50's, Higgins reels were sold by Sears Roebuck & Co. and over the years by various other companies. Sears started using Ted Williams as a brand early 1960 as J.C. Higgins had been dropped.
Does the label also say Simpson Sears Ltd?

John Higgins was an employee of Sears, the C was added by Sears.

I have a good amount of parts for spinning and conventional reels plus bicycles with the brand name J.C. Higgins and some wooden lures.

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VINTAGE TED WILLIAMS IV SEARS ROEBUCK FISHING REEL
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VINTAGE Sears Roebuck Model 53539451 FISHING REEL
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SEARS ROEBUCK FISHING REEL
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Time Remaining: 6d 17h 11m

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Time Remaining: 7d 1h 43m
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$35.00
Time Remaining: 8d 19h 47m
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2 Vintage Sears Level Wind Casting Reels Red Finish
$14.99
Time Remaining: 8d 23h 7m

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$19.99
Time Remaining: 9d 1h 13m
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$24.99
Time Remaining: 9d 1h 47m
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Vintage Sears Automatic Fly Fishing Reel model 53531640
$14.00
Time Remaining: 10d 15h 23m
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$29.95
Time Remaining: 10d 22h 26m
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Vintage SEARS ROEBUCK 200 Fishing Spinning Reel 779 313240
$13.59
Time Remaining: 12d 5h
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$15.02
Time Remaining: 15d 13h 34m
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Vintage Sears Trolling Reel 6 4378 with box and papers
$65.00
Time Remaining: 16d 12h 30m
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NICE VINTAGE SEARS NO77931512 SPIN CASTER REEL
$14.95
Time Remaining: 16d 21h 1m
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Vintage Sears  Roebuck Co Bait Casting Levelwind Fishing Reel Model 53539660
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$16.98
Time Remaining: 16d 23h 24m
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$349.00
Time Remaining: 17d 5m
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Vintage Sears Roebuck Co JC Higgins Fishing Reel Instruction Manual Original
Vintage Sears Roebuck Co JC Higgins Fishing Reel Instruction Manual Original
$12.95
Time Remaining: 17d 13h 48m
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Vintage Fishing Reel 910 Sears Roebuck  Co Model 77941425 Rare Reel
Vintage Fishing Reel 910 Sears Roebuck Co Model 77941425 Rare Reel
$40.00
Time Remaining: 18d 2h 43m
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VINTAGE SEARS TROLLING REEL WORKS FINE NICE WORKING REEL
$23.49
Time Remaining: 19d 14h
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6276 Vintage Sears Roebuck Co 415 FISHING REEL in soft case UNUSED NICE
6276 Vintage Sears Roebuck Co 415 FISHING REEL in soft case UNUSED NICE
$94.99
Time Remaining: 19d 15h 50m
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Vintage SEARS  ROEBUCK CO Fishing Spinning Reel Model No 779
Vintage SEARS ROEBUCK CO Fishing Spinning Reel Model No 779
$29.95
Time Remaining: 20d
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Vintage JC Higgins Automatic Fly Reel Sears Roebuck
$24.95
Time Remaining: 20d 3h 35m
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Sears Roebuck and Co Vintage Fishing Reel
$39.99
Time Remaining: 20d 22h 8m
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SEARS 6 31522 JAPANESE MADE FLY REEL WORKS GREAT WITH LINE FROM GRAMPAS STORAGE
$27.95
Time Remaining: 21d 5h 24m
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$44.99
Time Remaining: 21d 17h
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Vintage Sears Roebuck Simpsons Automatic Fly Fishing Reel Working Condition
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Time Remaining: 22d 1h 8m
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VINTAGE JC HIGGINS Fly Fishing Tackle Reel Sears Roebuck Co RARE
$24.99
Time Remaining: 22d 17h 24m
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$54.95
Time Remaining: 23d 1h 1m
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VINTAGE TED WILLIAMS 475 SEARS ROEBUCK SPINNING FISHING REEL MADE JAPAN
$39.99
Time Remaining: 23d 2h 52m
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Vintage Ted Williams Sears Model 236 SpinCast Fishing Reel
Vintage Ted Williams Sears Model 236 SpinCast Fishing Reel
$9.00
Time Remaining: 23d 15h 38m
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VINTAGE REEL GAMEFISHER SC290 SEARS SPINCAST REEL
$14.99
Time Remaining: 23d 18h 5m
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Vintage JC Higgins Sears Conventional Reel 304 42140 Penn 180 FRC
Vintage JC Higgins Sears Conventional Reel 304 42140 Penn 180 FRC
$29.95
Time Remaining: 24d 4h 43m
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admin posted at 2010-11-15 Category: Fishing Reels