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.

VINTAGE Sears Roebuck Model 53539451 FISHING REEL
VINTAGE Sears Roebuck Model 53539451 FISHING REEL
$15.00
Time Remaining: 4h 18m
Buy It Now for only: $19.50

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: 17h 3m
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VINTAGE TED WILLIAMS 540 SIGNATURE BAITCASTING FISHING REEL SEARS ROEBUCK
VINTAGE TED WILLIAMS 540 SIGNATURE BAITCASTING FISHING REEL SEARS ROEBUCK
$24.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 17h 22m

Vintage JC Higgins Single Action FLY FISHING REEL no 3113 w Box Sears NIB
Vintage JC Higgins Single Action FLY FISHING REEL no 3113 w Box Sears NIB
$29.99
Time Remaining: 17h 36m
Buy It Now for only: $50.00

Vintage Sears and Roebuck Fishing Reel Model 410
Vintage Sears and Roebuck Fishing Reel Model 410
$3.99
Time Remaining: 18h 42m

Vintage Ted Williams Sears 340 7 Fishing Rod Reel Case
Vintage Ted Williams Sears 340 7 Fishing Rod Reel Case
$99.99
Time Remaining: 23h 31m

Vintage Ted Williams Sears Roebuck Spinning Fishing Reel Model 779 41454 915
Vintage Ted Williams Sears Roebuck Spinning Fishing Reel Model 779 41454 915
$9.98
Time Remaining: 1d 3h 40m

SEARS ROEBUCK FISHING REEL
SEARS ROEBUCK FISHING REEL
$4.00
Time Remaining: 1d 5h 14m

Sears Belmont 3126 Fishing Reel With Box And Manual Engraved Scene
Sears Belmont 3126 Fishing Reel With Box And Manual Engraved Scene
$9.99
Time Remaining: 1d 7h 49m

Vintage Sears Ted Williams Possum Belly Tackle Box Model 34552
Vintage Sears Ted Williams Possum Belly Tackle Box Model 34552
$45.00
Time Remaining: 1d 23h
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Very Rare Ted Williams 300 Sears Reel Italy Bail less and Sweet
Very Rare Ted Williams 300 Sears Reel Italy Bail less and Sweet
$39.99
Time Remaining: 2d 2h 24m

VINTAGE J C HIGGINS SEARS FISHING 250 REEL
VINTAGE J C HIGGINS SEARS FISHING 250 REEL
$9.50
Time Remaining: 2d 3h 4m
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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
Time Remaining: 2d 4h 35m
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Vintage Sears Ted Williams Spin Casting Reel 240 Model 535 312550 EM Old Fishing
Vintage Sears Ted Williams Spin Casting Reel 240 Model 535 312550 EM Old Fishing
$3.99
Time Remaining: 2d 4h 50m
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VINTAGE SEARS TED WILLIAMS 225 FISHING CASTING REEL
VINTAGE SEARS TED WILLIAMS 225 FISHING CASTING REEL
$9.99
Time Remaining: 2d 5h 45m

VINTAGE SEARS TROLLING REEL WORKS FINE NICE WORKING REEL
VINTAGE SEARS TROLLING REEL WORKS FINE NICE WORKING REEL
$24.99
Time Remaining: 2d 17h 15m
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Vintage Old Antique JC Higgins Sears Fly Fishing Reel
Vintage Old Antique JC Higgins Sears Fly Fishing Reel
$19.99
Time Remaining: 2d 18h 58m

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: 2d 19h 5m
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SEARS PLATED BRASS REEL WITH CUSTOM HANDLES
SEARS PLATED BRASS REEL WITH CUSTOM HANDLES
$39.99
Time Remaining: 2d 19h 7m
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Pair Vintage Ted Williams Reels 440  540 UNTESTED Sears
Pair Vintage Ted Williams Reels 440 540 UNTESTED Sears
$15.00
Time Remaining: 2d 19h 57m

Vintage Ted Williams 440 Spinning Reel Sears Roebuck
Vintage Ted Williams 440 Spinning Reel Sears Roebuck
$15.00
Time Remaining: 2d 23h 58m

VINTAGE SEARS  CO FLY REEL NICE+CLICKER MADEUSA BOLD RED ACT NOW
VINTAGE SEARS CO FLY REEL NICE+CLICKER MADEUSA BOLD RED ACT NOW
$29.21
Time Remaining: 3d 2h 19m
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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: 3d 3h 15m
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1940s TED WILLIAMS EDITION SIGNATURE SERIES SEARS AND ROEBUCK REEL AND ROD
1940s TED WILLIAMS EDITION SIGNATURE SERIES SEARS AND ROEBUCK REEL AND ROD
$100.00
Time Remaining: 3d 4h 32m
Buy It Now for only: $130.00

Vintage Large Sears Baitcast Levelwind Fishing Reel 6 41274
Vintage Large Sears Baitcast Levelwind Fishing Reel 6 41274
$29.95
Time Remaining: 3d 5h 25m
Buy It Now for only: $49.95

Vintage JC Higgins Sears Roebuck Baitcaster Fishing Reel Model  53539660
Vintage JC Higgins Sears Roebuck Baitcaster Fishing Reel Model 53539660
$9.99
Time Remaining: 3d 5h 25m
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Sears Roebuck and Co Vintage Fishing Reel
Sears Roebuck and Co Vintage Fishing Reel
$39.99
Time Remaining: 3d 5h 33m
Buy It Now for only: $69.99

Vintage Ted Williams VI SearsRoebuck and Co Spinning reel NICE
Vintage Ted Williams VI SearsRoebuck and Co Spinning reel NICE
$9.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 3d 5h 36m

J C Wiggins Sears  Roebuck Spinnning Reel No 779 31512
J C Wiggins Sears Roebuck Spinnning Reel No 779 31512
$9.99
Time Remaining: 3d 5h 56m

Vintage JC Higgins Automatic Fly Reel Sears  Roebuck
Vintage JC Higgins Automatic Fly Reel Sears Roebuck
$24.95
Time Remaining: 3d 6h 50m
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Vintage J C Higgins SEARS ROEBUCK AND CO Fishing Reel Model 250
Vintage J C Higgins SEARS ROEBUCK AND CO Fishing Reel Model 250
$35.00
Time Remaining: 3d 14h 21m

SEARS PLATED BRASS REEL WITH CUSTOM HANDLES
SEARS PLATED BRASS REEL WITH CUSTOM HANDLES
$39.99
Time Remaining: 3d 19h 35m
Buy It Now for only: $39.99

VINTAGE JC HIGGINS Fly Fishing Tackle Reel Sears Roebuck  Co RARE
VINTAGE JC HIGGINS Fly Fishing Tackle Reel Sears Roebuck Co RARE
$34.99
Time Remaining: 3d 20h 37m
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Vintage Fishing Reel 415 Sears Roebuck and Co
Vintage Fishing Reel 415 Sears Roebuck and Co
$0.99
Time Remaining: 3d 22h 59m
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Vintage Sears Roebuck and Co Spinnng Reel MODEL 100 made in Japan
Vintage Sears Roebuck and Co Spinnng Reel MODEL 100 made in Japan
$8.49
Time Remaining: 4d 3h 14m

Vintage Sears  Robuck fishing reel model Ted Willimans 53531320e4
Vintage Sears Robuck fishing reel model Ted Willimans 53531320e4
$19.99
Time Remaining: 4d 3h 29m

Vintage Sears Fishing Reel in used Condition
Vintage Sears Fishing Reel in used Condition
$4.99
Time Remaining: 4d 3h 36m

SEARS ROEBUCK  CO VINTAGE FISHING CASTING REEL NO 779 313221 JAPAN G 481
SEARS ROEBUCK CO VINTAGE FISHING CASTING REEL NO 779 313221 JAPAN G 481
$9.99
Time Remaining: 4d 4h 22m

3 VINTAGE FISHING CASTING SPINNING REELS PFLUEGER SUPREME SEARS WTC 200 USA
3 VINTAGE FISHING CASTING SPINNING REELS PFLUEGER SUPREME SEARS WTC 200 USA
$14.99
Time Remaining: 4d 4h 24m

25 VTG FISHING CASTING REELS LOT MONOGRAM 1703 BLACK HAWK MCHAWK SEARS CASTER
25 VTG FISHING CASTING REELS LOT MONOGRAM 1703 BLACK HAWK MCHAWK SEARS CASTER
$41.00 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 4h 26m

Vintage Sears Gamefisher SP56 Shakespeare 2441 Spinning Reel Omori
Vintage Sears Gamefisher SP56 Shakespeare 2441 Spinning Reel Omori
$26.99
Time Remaining: 4d 5h 13m

Sears Gamefisher SP13
Sears Gamefisher SP13
$18.00
Time Remaining: 4d 5h 36m

SEARS 6 31522 JAPANESE MADE FLY REEL WORKS GREAT WITH LINE FROM GRAMPAS STORAGE
SEARS 6 31522 JAPANESE MADE FLY REEL WORKS GREAT WITH LINE FROM GRAMPAS STORAGE
$27.95
Time Remaining: 4d 6h 19m
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Vtg Old Antique Jc Higgins Sears 2475 756 Fly Fishing Reel Maroon Candy Red
Vtg Old Antique Jc Higgins Sears 2475 756 Fly Fishing Reel Maroon Candy Red
$44.99
Time Remaining: 4d 20h 15m
Buy It Now for only: $44.99

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
Time Remaining: 4d 21h 19m
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Vintage JC Higgins Sears  Roebuck Fishing Reel 779 35100
Vintage JC Higgins Sears Roebuck Fishing Reel 779 35100
$15.00
Time Remaining: 5d 3h 29m

Vintage Sears trolling reel model 6 4378
Vintage Sears trolling reel model 6 4378
$5.00
Time Remaining: 5d 4h

VINTAGE JC HIGGINS SEARS ROEBUCK AN CO FISHING REEL
VINTAGE JC HIGGINS SEARS ROEBUCK AN CO FISHING REEL
$19.75
Time Remaining: 5d 8h 6m
Buy It Now for only: $19.75

Vintage Ted Williams Sears Model 236 SpinCast Fishing Reel
Vintage Ted Williams Sears Model 236 SpinCast Fishing Reel
$9.00
Time Remaining: 5d 17h 21m
Buy It Now for only: $9.00

vintage Sears Roebuck WLS fishing reel chrome open face reel made in usa
vintage Sears Roebuck WLS fishing reel chrome open face reel made in usa
$17.27
Time Remaining: 6d 3h 10m
Buy It Now for only: $17.27

Sears Levelwind 6 4374 Reel 7
Sears Levelwind 6 4374 Reel 7
$9.99
Time Remaining: 6d 4h 10m

SEARS TED WILLIAMS 535 BAIT CASTING FISHING REEL
SEARS TED WILLIAMS 535 BAIT CASTING FISHING REEL
$80.00
Time Remaining: 6d 5h 25m
Buy It Now for only: $80.00

VINTAGE TED WILLIAMS 475 SEARS ROEBUCK SPINNING FISHING REEL MADE JAPAN
VINTAGE TED WILLIAMS 475 SEARS ROEBUCK SPINNING FISHING REEL MADE JAPAN
$35.99
Time Remaining: 6d 6h 7m
Buy It Now for only: $35.99

VINTAGE SEARS MODEL 31231130 FLY FISHING REEL
VINTAGE SEARS MODEL 31231130 FLY FISHING REEL
$15.95
Time Remaining: 6d 7h 27m

ed Williams  915 Fishing Reel  Box  Owners Manual Sears Roebuck Baseball
ed Williams 915 Fishing Reel Box Owners Manual Sears Roebuck Baseball
$15.00
Time Remaining: 6d 16h 30m

Vintage Sears JC Higgins Model 31239461 Fishing Reel
Vintage Sears JC Higgins Model 31239461 Fishing Reel
$12.00
Time Remaining: 7d
Buy It Now for only: $12.00

SEARS TROLLING OR CASTING REEL BOX ONLY+PAPERWORK VINTAGE 1960S
SEARS TROLLING OR CASTING REEL BOX ONLY+PAPERWORK VINTAGE 1960S
$10.99
Time Remaining: 7d 1h 33m
Buy It Now for only: $10.99

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: 7d 7h 58m
Buy It Now for only: $29.95

1953 JC HIGGINS SIMPSON SEARS SPINNING REEL EXPOSED BAIL SPRING SALMO RARE SWISS
1953 JC HIGGINS SIMPSON SEARS SPINNING REEL EXPOSED BAIL SPRING SALMO RARE SWISS
$350.00
Time Remaining: 7d 14h 57m
Buy It Now for only: $350.00

TED WILLIAMS BY SEARS RED CREAM SIDE PLATE ORIG CASE GORGEOUS SHINY READ TEXT
TED WILLIAMS BY SEARS RED CREAM SIDE PLATE ORIG CASE GORGEOUS SHINY READ TEXT
$61.99
Time Remaining: 7d 17h 41m

Sears Roebuck Open Face Fishing Reel sp 455
Sears Roebuck Open Face Fishing Reel sp 455
$15.00
Time Remaining: 7d 23h 2m
Buy It Now for only: $15.00

SEARS MOHAWK CASTING REEL BOX ONLY SOLD BY SEARSROEBUCK
SEARS MOHAWK CASTING REEL BOX ONLY SOLD BY SEARSROEBUCK
$10.99
Time Remaining: 8d 5h 25m
Buy It Now for only: $10.99

Vintage Sears Roebuck and Co Ted Williams 440 Spinning Fishing Reel
Vintage Sears Roebuck and Co Ted Williams 440 Spinning Fishing Reel
$15.00
Time Remaining: 8d 17h 18m
Buy It Now for only: $15.00

Vintage Sears Levelwind Reel surf casting reel FoR Parts
Vintage Sears Levelwind Reel surf casting reel FoR Parts
$8.79
Time Remaining: 8d 20h 46m
Buy It Now for only: $8.79

Vintage Sears Trolling Reel Black White Chrome Made In USA LK
Vintage Sears Trolling Reel Black White Chrome Made In USA LK
$19.99
Time Remaining: 9d 3h 48m
Buy It Now for only: $19.99

Vintage Sears Ted Williams Casting Reel Model 535 39981 NEW IN BOX
Vintage Sears Ted Williams Casting Reel Model 535 39981 NEW IN BOX
$169.99
Time Remaining: 9d 18h 57m
Buy It Now for only: $169.99

Vintage SEARS J C Higgins Green Aluminum Fishing Reel
Vintage SEARS J C Higgins Green Aluminum Fishing Reel
$31.49
Time Remaining: 9d 22h 22m
Buy It Now for only: $31.49

Vintage Ted Williams Sears Roebuck Co spinning fishing reelSP45553531355
Vintage Ted Williams Sears Roebuck Co spinning fishing reelSP45553531355
$14.44
Time Remaining: 10d 2h 37m
Buy It Now for only: $14.44

Vintage Sears Roebuck and Co Ted Williams Model 410 Spinning Fishing Reel
Vintage Sears Roebuck and Co Ted Williams Model 410 Spinning Fishing Reel
$31.45
Time Remaining: 11d 1h 8m
Buy It Now for only: $31.45

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: 12d 6h 35m
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vintage fishing reels 1960 jchiggins sears shakespear bronson martin 500
vintage fishing reels 1960 jchiggins sears shakespear bronson martin 500
$100.00
Time Remaining: 13d 7h 42m
Buy It Now for only: $100.00

VINTAGE FISHING REEL  ROD CASTING SEARS 666 REEL ON SEARS ROD 535301006 4 FOOT
VINTAGE FISHING REEL ROD CASTING SEARS 666 REEL ON SEARS ROD 535301006 4 FOOT
$29.95
Time Remaining: 15d 1h 41m
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VINTAGE SEARS FISHING REEL NO 779 313221
VINTAGE SEARS FISHING REEL NO 779 313221
$15.00
Time Remaining: 15d 3h 38m
Buy It Now for only: $15.00

Vintage Sears JC Higgins Engraved Fishing Reel  537 3101
Vintage Sears JC Higgins Engraved Fishing Reel 537 3101
$25.00
Time Remaining: 15d 17h 7m
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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: 15d 19h 43m
Buy It Now for only: $24.99

Vintage Model 719 Spinning Reel Sears Roebuck and Co
Vintage Model 719 Spinning Reel Sears Roebuck and Co
$39.74
Time Remaining: 16d 1h 6m
Buy It Now for only: $39.74


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