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 J C HIGGINS SEARS FISHING 250 REEL
VINTAGE J C HIGGINS SEARS FISHING 250 REEL
$9.50
Time Remaining: 11h 29m
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Ted Williams Sears and Roebuck Fly fishing pole with reel and Carrying Case
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Time Remaining: 14h 2m
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440 HEAVY DUTY SEARS SPINNING FISHING REEL ORIGINAL BOX + DIRECTIONS
440 HEAVY DUTY SEARS SPINNING FISHING REEL ORIGINAL BOX + DIRECTIONS
$49.95
Time Remaining: 15h 17m

Vintage Sears Levelwind Reel surf casting reel FoR Parts
Vintage Sears Levelwind Reel surf casting reel FoR Parts
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Sears 64374 Level Wind reel
Sears 64374 Level Wind reel
$7.00 (1 Bid)
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SEARS MOHAWK CASTING REEL BOX ONLY SOLD BY SEARSROEBUCK
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ANTIQUE VINTAGE SEARS FISHING REEL AND SOLID GLASS 2 PIECE ROD
ANTIQUE VINTAGE SEARS FISHING REEL AND SOLID GLASS 2 PIECE ROD
$79.00
Time Remaining: 20h 16m
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Vintage Sears Fishing Reel
Vintage Sears Fishing Reel
$19.99
Time Remaining: 22h 55m
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Vintage Sears Trolling Reel Black White Chrome Made In USA LK
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vtg ny o lite spinning sears fly reel fishing tackle box
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Vintage Ted Williams Sears Roebuck Spinning Fishing Reel Model 779 41454 915
Vintage Ted Williams Sears Roebuck Spinning Fishing Reel Model 779 41454 915
$6.98 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 9m

Vintage Sears Roebuck and Co Reel MODEL 100 Japan Reels Rods N Rust
Vintage Sears Roebuck and Co Reel MODEL 100 Japan Reels Rods N Rust
$7.49
Time Remaining: 1d 16m

Sears 300 spinning reel in fair condition works good
Sears 300 spinning reel in fair condition works good
$11.70
Time Remaining: 1d 46m

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LOT OF THREE 3 FISHING REELS SEARS TED WILLIAMS 240 ZEBCO 33 RHINO TOUGH SHAKESP
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Sears Vintage Levelwind 6 4374 Fishing Reel
Sears Vintage Levelwind 6 4374 Fishing Reel
$18.00
Time Remaining: 1d 14h 52m

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
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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 Sears fishing reel open face excellent
Vintage Sears fishing reel open face excellent
$29.99
Time Remaining: 1d 21h 36m

Vintage Ted Williams Sears Roebuck Co spinning fishing reelSP45553531355
Vintage Ted Williams Sears Roebuck Co spinning fishing reelSP45553531355
$16.99
Time Remaining: 1d 21h 59m
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Sears Roebuck vintage baitcasting fishing reel w box paperwork
$20.00
Time Remaining: 1d 22h 6m
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SEARS ROEBUCK FISHING REEL
SEARS ROEBUCK FISHING REEL
$4.00
Time Remaining: 1d 23h 21m

Vintage Sears reel
Vintage Sears reel
$12.00
Time Remaining: 1d 23h 58m

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vintage fishing reels Zebco Sears Roebuck True Temper BacheBrown
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Time Remaining: 2d 39m

Two Vintage Fishing Reels Pflueger Capital And A Sears
Two Vintage Fishing Reels Pflueger Capital And A Sears
$9.99
Time Remaining: 2d 2h 10m

VINTAGE J C HIGGINS AUTOMATIC FLY REEL SOLD ONLY BY SEARS ROEBUCK CO
VINTAGE J C HIGGINS AUTOMATIC FLY REEL SOLD ONLY BY SEARS ROEBUCK CO
$5.25 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 2h 33m

Vintage 1960s Ted Williams Model 920 Saltwater Reel Japan Fishing Sears
Vintage 1960s Ted Williams Model 920 Saltwater Reel Japan Fishing Sears
$37.99
Time Remaining: 2d 2h 54m
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Vintage Surivor JC Higgins Spinning Reel Sears Roebuck Mo779
$24.49
Time Remaining: 2d 10h 4m

Vintage Sears Roebuck and Co Ted Williams Model 410 Spinning Fishing Reel
Vintage Sears Roebuck and Co Ted Williams Model 410 Spinning Fishing Reel
$29.71
Time Remaining: 2d 20h 39m
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VINTAGE Sears Roebuck Model 53539451 FISHING REEL
VINTAGE Sears Roebuck Model 53539451 FISHING REEL
$16.00
Time Remaining: 2d 23h 1m
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Vintage Sears Roebuck  Co Automatic Fly Fishing Reel
Vintage Sears Roebuck Co Automatic Fly Fishing Reel
$12.00
Time Remaining: 3d 1h 17m

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VINTAGE REEL GAMEFISHER SC 23 SEARS ROEBUCK CO MODEL NO 77931223 PUSH BUTTON
$9.99
Time Remaining: 3d 1h 25m
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Vintage Sears Robuck fishing reel model Ted Willimans 53531320e4
$19.99
Time Remaining: 3d 2h 16m

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Vintage Sears Roebuck 53531640 Fly Reel
$10.00
Time Remaining: 3d 4h 8m
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Vintage J C Higgins SEARS ROEBUCK AND CO Fishing Reel Model 250
$35.00
Time Remaining: 3d 10h 18m

Sears Ted Williams Brand 475 Spinning Reel Box With Manual
Sears Ted Williams Brand 475 Spinning Reel Box With Manual
$2.99
Time Remaining: 3d 18h 4m

Sears Ted Williams Brand 540 Spinning Reel Box With Manual
Sears Ted Williams Brand 540 Spinning Reel Box With Manual
$2.99
Time Remaining: 3d 18h 7m

2 Vintage Sears Level Wind Casting Reels Red Finish
2 Vintage Sears Level Wind Casting Reels Red Finish
$14.99
Time Remaining: 3d 21h 44m

Vintage SEARS ROEBUCK FISHING REEL NO 779 31513 Made in Japan
Vintage SEARS ROEBUCK FISHING REEL NO 779 31513 Made in Japan
$18.99
Time Remaining: 4d 1h 56m
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Vintage Sears JC Higgins Model 31239461 Fishing Reel
Vintage Sears JC Higgins Model 31239461 Fishing Reel
$14.00
Time Remaining: 4d 17h 32m
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EXC TED WILLIAMS SEARS ROEBUCK AND CO MODEL 535 CASTING REEL
$9.99
Time Remaining: 4d 23h 10m
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$100.00
Time Remaining: 5d 3h 3m
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Vintage Sears Levelwind Reel 6 41276
Vintage Sears Levelwind Reel 6 41276
$15.00
Time Remaining: 5d 3h 10m

Vintage Sears  Roebuck Spinning Fishing Reel
Vintage Sears Roebuck Spinning Fishing Reel
$25.95
Time Remaining: 5d 5h 28m
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Sears Reel 779
Sears Reel 779
$3.99
Time Remaining: 5d 16h 37m

VINTAGE SEARS MODEL 31231130 FLY FISHING REEL
VINTAGE SEARS MODEL 31231130 FLY FISHING REEL
$18.95
Time Remaining: 5d 21h 23m
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Vintage Sears Level Wind Casting Reel
Vintage Sears Level Wind Casting Reel
$10.00
Time Remaining: 6d 10m

VINTAGE Sears Roebuck Model 535312460 FISHING REEL
VINTAGE Sears Roebuck Model 535312460 FISHING REEL
$19.99
Time Remaining: 6d 49m
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VINTAGE Sears Roebuck Model 535311320 Casting FISHING REEL
VINTAGE Sears Roebuck Model 535311320 Casting FISHING REEL
$10.00
Time Remaining: 6d 1h 41m

VINTAGE SEARS SINGLE ACTION FLY REEL Model 31231130
VINTAGE SEARS SINGLE ACTION FLY REEL Model 31231130
$15.99
Time Remaining: 6d 16h 44m
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Vintage Sears Roebuck  Co Fishing Casting Reel Model  779312324 Antique
Vintage Sears Roebuck Co Fishing Casting Reel Model 779312324 Antique
$50.00
Time Remaining: 6d 20h 5m
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Vintage Sears Level Wind Reel 6 4379
Vintage Sears Level Wind Reel 6 4379
$10.00
Time Remaining: 6d 20h 6m

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: 6d 21h 3m
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VINTAGE SEARS FISHING REEL NO 779 313221
VINTAGE SEARS FISHING REEL NO 779 313221
$15.00
Time Remaining: 6d 23h
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Vintage Sears JC Higgins Engraved Fishing Reel  537 3101
Vintage Sears JC Higgins Engraved Fishing Reel 537 3101
$25.00
Time Remaining: 7d 13h 44m
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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: 7d 15h 4m
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VINTAGE JC HIGGINS LEVEL WINDING CASTING REEL SEARS ROEBUCK + ORIG BOX WORKS
VINTAGE JC HIGGINS LEVEL WINDING CASTING REEL SEARS ROEBUCK + ORIG BOX WORKS
$27.50
Time Remaining: 7d 20h 41m
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Vintage Model 719 Spinning Reel Sears Roebuck and Co
Vintage Model 719 Spinning Reel Sears Roebuck and Co
$39.74
Time Remaining: 8d 21h 29m
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Vintage Sears Roebuck  Co Spinning Reel SP 455 Good Condition
Vintage Sears Roebuck Co Spinning Reel SP 455 Good Condition
$12.95
Time Remaining: 9d 6h 36m
Buy It Now for only: $12.95

SEARS TED WILLIAMS 535 BAIT CASTING FISHING REEL
SEARS TED WILLIAMS 535 BAIT CASTING FISHING REEL
$40.00
Time Remaining: 9d 23h 23m
Buy It Now for only: $52.95

VINTAGE SEARS X PERT CASTING FISHING REEL MODEL 2 LEVEL WINDING NON BACK LASH
VINTAGE SEARS X PERT CASTING FISHING REEL MODEL 2 LEVEL WINDING NON BACK LASH
$19.99
Time Remaining: 11d 1h 34m
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TED WILLIAMS SPIN CASTING REEL 111 BOX ONLY BEAUTY SOLD ONLY AT SEARS
TED WILLIAMS SPIN CASTING REEL 111 BOX ONLY BEAUTY SOLD ONLY AT SEARS
$10.99
Time Remaining: 12d 22h 48m
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Vintage Sears Black Hawk Casting Reel  3124
Vintage Sears Black Hawk Casting Reel 3124
$99.95
Time Remaining: 13d 13h 41m
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Vintage Sears Automatic Fly Fishing Reel model 53531640
Vintage Sears Automatic Fly Fishing Reel model 53531640
$14.00
Time Remaining: 15d 13h 59m
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2 Ted Williams Spinning Reels 1 440  1 450 Sears Roebuck
2 Ted Williams Spinning Reels 1 440 1 450 Sears Roebuck
$29.95
Time Remaining: 15d 21h 2m
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Vintage SEARS  ROEBUCK 200 Fishing Spinning Reel 779 313240
Vintage SEARS ROEBUCK 200 Fishing Spinning Reel 779 313240
$13.59
Time Remaining: 17d 3h 36m
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Vintage Sears JC Higgins Engraved Casting Reel  537 31010
Vintage Sears JC Higgins Engraved Casting Reel 537 31010
$26.99
Time Remaining: 17d 22h 57m
Buy It Now for only: $26.99

Vintage Sears Roebuck Spinning Reel 500 Model No 779 414223 made in Japan
Vintage Sears Roebuck Spinning Reel 500 Model No 779 414223 made in Japan
$15.02
Time Remaining: 20d 12h 11m
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Vintage Sears Trolling Reel 6 4378 with box and papers
Vintage Sears Trolling Reel 6 4378 with box and papers
$65.00
Time Remaining: 21d 11h 6m
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NICE  VINTAGE SEARS NO77931512 SPIN CASTER REEL
NICE VINTAGE SEARS NO77931512 SPIN CASTER REEL
$14.95
Time Remaining: 21d 19h 37m
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Vintage Sears  Roebuck Co Bait Casting Levelwind Fishing Reel Model 53539660
Vintage Sears Roebuck Co Bait Casting Levelwind Fishing Reel Model 53539660
$16.98
Time Remaining: 21d 22h 1m
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Mitchell garcia 600a reel with boat pier model Sears Roebuck and Co rod fishing
Mitchell garcia 600a reel with boat pier model Sears Roebuck and Co rod fishing
$349.00
Time Remaining: 21d 22h 41m
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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: 22d 12h 25m
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VINTAGE JC HIGGINS SEARS ROEBUCK AN CO FISHING REEL
VINTAGE JC HIGGINS SEARS ROEBUCK AN CO FISHING REEL
$16.75
Time Remaining: 22d 17h 22m
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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: 23d 1h 20m
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VINTAGE SEARS TROLLING REEL WORKS FINE NICE WORKING REEL
VINTAGE SEARS TROLLING REEL WORKS FINE NICE WORKING REEL
$23.49
Time Remaining: 24d 12h 37m
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admin posted at 2010-11-15 Category: Fishing Reels