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.

Ted Williams Salt Water No 915 Reel  Box  Owners Manual Sears Roebuck Fishing
Ted Williams Salt Water No 915 Reel Box Owners Manual Sears Roebuck Fishing
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Vintage Ted Williams Sears Model 236 SpinCast Fishing Reel CLEAN
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Rare Vintage Sears Roebuck Co Spinning Reel SP 455 Good Condition
$9.95
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Vintage Ted Williams Sears Model 236 SpinCast Fishing Reel
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Vintage Sears Roebuck Simpson Fishing Reel
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Vintage Sears Ted Williams 340 spin casting fishing reel NEVER FISHED
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Vintage Sears Roebuck and Co Ted Williams 440 Spinning Fishing Reel
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Vintage Sears Ted Williams 535312921 EN Reel
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Vintage Sears JC Higgins Engraved Fishing Reel 537 3101
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Vintage Model 719 Spinning Reel Sears Roebuck and Co
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Vintage Sears Roebuck Co No 77931512 Spinning Fishing Reel
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Vintage Sears Levelwind Reel 6 41276
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Vintage SEARS Automatic Vertical Fly Rod Reel No 53531670
$9.95
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Sears Model 53531670 Fly Reel
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Vintage Sears Ted Williams Nice Color Early Model Marked
$19.95 (1 Bid)
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Sears Mohawk Engraved Level Winding Casting Reel
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VINTAGE Sears Roebuck FISHING REEL
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VINTAGE SEARS ROEBUCK SPIN CAST MUSKIE FISHING REEL MODEL 779414222
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Vintage Sears Levelwind Reel surf casting reel FoR Parts
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VINTAGE SEARS AND ROEBUCK SPIN CAST FISHING REEL 410 MODEL 77931317 LEFT HAND
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Vintage Sears Trolling Reel Black White Chrome Made In USA LK
$19.99
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$14.95
Time Remaining: 6d 7h 28m

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$6.95
Time Remaining: 6d 7h 32m

SEARS ROEBUCK FISHING REEL
SEARS ROEBUCK FISHING REEL
$4.00
Time Remaining: 6d 8h 40m

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Vintage Sears Roebuck Co Reel
$6.50
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Vintage SEARS J C Higgins Green Aluminum Fishing Reel
Vintage SEARS J C Higgins Green Aluminum Fishing Reel
$41.99
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Vintage Ted Williams Sears Roebuck Co spinning fishing reelSP45553531355
$14.78
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Vintage Sears Roebuck and Co Ted Williams Model 410 Spinning Fishing Reel
$37.00
Time Remaining: 7d 23h 22m
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Vintage SEARS ROEBUCK FISHING REEL NO 779 31513 Made in Japan Antique
Vintage SEARS ROEBUCK FISHING REEL NO 779 31513 Made in Japan Antique
$18.99
Time Remaining: 9d 6h 43m
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VINTAGE SEARS FISHING REEL NO 779 313221
VINTAGE SEARS FISHING REEL NO 779 313221
$15.00
Time Remaining: 12d 3h 46m
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Vintage Sears JC Higgins Engraved Fly Reel  537 3101
Vintage Sears JC Higgins Engraved Fly Reel 537 3101
$24.99
Time Remaining: 12d 19h 51m
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Vintage Surivor JC Higgins Spinning Reel Sears Roebuck Mo779
Vintage Surivor JC Higgins Spinning Reel Sears Roebuck Mo779
$34.99
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Vintage Johnson Graphite 710  Sears Gamefisher SC290 Spinning Reel Lot of 2
Vintage Johnson Graphite 710 Sears Gamefisher SC290 Spinning Reel Lot of 2
$24.97
Time Remaining: 13d 5h 28m
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VINTAGE Sears Roebuck Model 535311320 Casting FISHING REEL Nice
$25.00
Time Remaining: 13d 17h 22m
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Vintage Sears Roebuck Simpsons Automatic Fly Fishing Reel Working Condition
Vintage Sears Roebuck Simpsons Automatic Fly Fishing Reel Working Condition
$25.99
Time Remaining: 18d 3h 22m
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Vintage Sears Roebuck and Co Ted Williams Model 410 Spinning Reel Parts Repair
Vintage Sears Roebuck and Co Ted Williams Model 410 Spinning Reel Parts Repair
$9.99
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2 Ted Williams Spinning Reels 1 440 1 450 Sears Roebuck
$29.95
Time Remaining: 21d 1h 49m
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Vintage Ted Williams Hi Speed 420 Sears Roebuck Fishing Reel 391313840 Italy
Vintage Ted Williams Hi Speed 420 Sears Roebuck Fishing Reel 391313840 Italy
$29.99
Time Remaining: 21d 2h 35m
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VINTAGE Sears Roebuck Model 53539451 FISHING REEL
VINTAGE Sears Roebuck Model 53539451 FISHING REEL
$16.00
Time Remaining: 21d 5h 56m
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SEARS  ROEBUCK MODEL 53539971 CAST REEL
SEARS ROEBUCK MODEL 53539971 CAST REEL
$29.99
Time Remaining: 21d 18h 22m
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Vintage SEARS  ROEBUCK 200 Fishing Spinning Reel 779 313240
Vintage SEARS ROEBUCK 200 Fishing Spinning Reel 779 313240
$16.99
Time Remaining: 22d 8h 23m
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BAIT CASTING REEL TED WILLIAMS 430 MODEL USA EM SEARS ROEBUCK  CO
BAIT CASTING REEL TED WILLIAMS 430 MODEL USA EM SEARS ROEBUCK CO
$43.95
Time Remaining: 25d 21h 55m
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Vintage Sears No 779312322 Green Fishing Reel
Vintage Sears No 779312322 Green Fishing Reel
$9.50
Time Remaining: 26d 2h 3m
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Vintage Sears Ted Williams Spin Casting Reel 240 MINT Model 535 RARE Old Fishing
Vintage Sears Ted Williams Spin Casting Reel 240 MINT Model 535 RARE Old Fishing
$20.00
Time Remaining: 26d 8h 29m
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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: 27d 17h 11m
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Vintage Sears Fly fishing reel 6 31522
Vintage Sears Fly fishing reel 6 31522
$19.99
Time Remaining: 27d 17h 25m
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Vintage Rare Sears and Roebuck and Co Large fishing reel model no 779414221
Vintage Rare Sears and Roebuck and Co Large fishing reel model no 779414221
$19.23
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Vintage Sears Roebuck and Co Ted Williams 460 Spinning Fishing Reel
Vintage Sears Roebuck and Co Ted Williams 460 Spinning Fishing Reel
$29.99
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VINTAGE JC HIGGINS Fly Fishing Tackle Reel Sears Roebuck  Co RARE
VINTAGE JC HIGGINS Fly Fishing Tackle Reel Sears Roebuck Co RARE
$39.99
Time Remaining: 29d 7h 44m
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Vintage Sears Levelwind Fishing Reel 6 41272
Vintage Sears Levelwind Fishing Reel 6 41272
$17.50
Time Remaining: 29d 9h 15m
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VINTAGE SEARS TROLLING REEL WORKS FINE NICE WORKING REEL
VINTAGE SEARS TROLLING REEL WORKS FINE NICE WORKING REEL
$22.74
Time Remaining: 29d 17h 23m
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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
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admin posted at 2010-11-15 Category: Fishing Reels