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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admin posted at 2010-11-15 Category: Fishing Reels