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 and Roebuck Fishing Reel Model 410
Vintage Sears and Roebuck Fishing Reel Model 410
$5.99
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Vintage SEARS J C Higgins Green Aluminum Fishing Reel
Vintage SEARS J C Higgins Green Aluminum Fishing Reel
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Time Remaining: 14h 55m
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Vintage Ted Williams Sears Roebuck Co spinning fishing reelSP45553531355
$14.44
Time Remaining: 19h 10m
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vintage fly fishing reel sears
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$9.99 (1 Bid)
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Vintage Sears Roebuck and Co Ted Williams Model 410 Spinning Fishing Reel
Vintage Sears Roebuck and Co Ted Williams Model 410 Spinning Fishing Reel
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Vintage Sears Fly fishing reel 6 31522
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Sears Gamefisher SP13
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deal SEARS 200 SPINNING REEL vintage
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Vintage sears fishing reel model 77939952 red black
$17.99
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Vintage JC Higgins Levelwind Baitcaster Fishing Reel model Sears Roebuck
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Ted Willimans Model No 440 Fishing Reel Sears Roebuck Etc
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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
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Vintage J C Higgins SEARS ROEBUCK AND CO Fishing Reel Model 250
$35.00
Time Remaining: 2d 23h 33m

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Vintage Sears JC Higgins Casting Reel  250
Vintage Sears JC Higgins Casting Reel 250
$9.99
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VINTAGE SEARS MODEL 31231130 FLY FISHING REEL
$15.95
Time Remaining: 3d 16h 39m

Vintage Sears Roebuck  Co No 77931512 Spinning Fishing Reel
Vintage Sears Roebuck Co No 77931512 Spinning Fishing Reel
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Vintage Baitcaster Fishing Reel model JC Higgins Sears Roebuck cat 53539660
$7.49
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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: 3d 18h 45m

Vintage Ted Williams Model 440 casting fishing reel Sears
Vintage Ted Williams Model 440 casting fishing reel Sears
$10.99
Time Remaining: 3d 19h 46m

Sears Ted Williams 535 Vintage Casting Reel Fishing
Sears Ted Williams 535 Vintage Casting Reel Fishing
$14.99
Time Remaining: 3d 21h 10m
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Vintage Sears Gamefisher SP56 Shakespeare 2441 Spinning Reel Omori
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Vintage SEARS FISHING REEL NO 779 31512 Spinning Roebuck Made in Japan Antique
Vintage SEARS FISHING REEL NO 779 31512 Spinning Roebuck Made in Japan Antique
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$100.00
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Vintage Sears JC Higgins Engraved Fishing Reel 537 3101
$25.00
Time Remaining: 4d 9h 29m
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Sears 150 Fly Reel by Ted Williams 31555
$45.00 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 10h 9m

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Vintage JC Higgins Sears Roebuck Fishing Reel 779 35100
$15.00
Time Remaining: 4d 19h 58m

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SEARS MODEL 31231130 FLY REEL
$19.99
Time Remaining: 4d 21h 29m

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Vintage Sears Ted Williams 535312921 EN Reel
$15.00
Time Remaining: 5d 12h 49m
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VINTAGE SEARS ROEBUCK SPIN CAST MUSKIE FISHING REEL MODEL 779414222
$4.79
Time Remaining: 5d 13h 27m

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VINTAGE SEARS TED WILLIAMS 535 BAIT CASTING FISHING REEL VERY NICE CONDITION
$29.99
Time Remaining: 5d 19h 2m
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VINTAGE SEARS FISHING REEL NO 779 313221
$15.00
Time Remaining: 5d 20h 11m
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Vintage Sears Levelwind Reel 6 41276
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Vintage Sears Roebuck Ted Williams 3 Wheeler Tricycle
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Time Remaining: 5d 20h 58m
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Vintage Sears Mohawk Jeweled Baitcasting Reel Engraved Scenic Anti Backlash
$5.99
Time Remaining: 5d 21h 25m

JC Higgins Sears Roebuck Multiplier Fishing Reel Model 30442120
JC Higgins Sears Roebuck Multiplier Fishing Reel Model 30442120
$11.00
Time Remaining: 6d 9h 5m

Vintage Sears JC Higgins Engraved Fly Reel  537 3101
Vintage Sears JC Higgins Engraved Fly Reel 537 3101
$24.99
Time Remaining: 6d 12h 15m
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$15.99
Time Remaining: 6d 12h 29m

Sears Levelwind Vintage Fishing Reel
Sears Levelwind Vintage Fishing Reel
$20.00
Time Remaining: 6d 13h 7m

Vintage Model 719 Spinning Reel Sears Roebuck and Co
Vintage Model 719 Spinning Reel Sears Roebuck and Co
$39.74
Time Remaining: 6d 16h 50m
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$27.50
Time Remaining: 6d 17h 51m
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vintage TED WILLIAMS old Sears Roebuck 535 CASTING REEL PRICED 2 SELL
$5.99
Time Remaining: 6d 21h 26m

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: 7d 18h 17m
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Vintage JC Higgins Automatic Fly Reel Sears  Roebuck Co
Vintage JC Higgins Automatic Fly Reel Sears Roebuck Co
$14.99
Time Remaining: 7d 22h 38m
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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: 8d 3h 45m
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VINTAGE J C HIGGINS SEARS FISHING 250 REEL
VINTAGE J C HIGGINS SEARS FISHING 250 REEL
$10.00
Time Remaining: 8d 13h 1m
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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: 8d 20h 20m
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Used TedWilliams 540 BALL BEARINGS casting Reel By SEARS ROEBUCK CO
Used TedWilliams 540 BALL BEARINGS casting Reel By SEARS ROEBUCK CO
$34.88
Time Remaining: 8d 21h 36m

Vintage Sears Roebuck 53531640 Fly Reel
Vintage Sears Roebuck 53531640 Fly Reel
$10.00
Time Remaining: 9d 15h 14m
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Vintage Sears  Roebuck Simpson Fishing Reel
Vintage Sears Roebuck Simpson Fishing Reel
$9.00
Time Remaining: 9d 21h 28m
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Vintage Sears Roebuck Simpsons Automatic Fly Fishing Reel Working Condition
Vintage Sears Roebuck Simpsons Automatic Fly Fishing Reel Working Condition
$21.99
Time Remaining: 11d 19h 47m
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Vintage Sears Black Hawk Casting Reel  3124
Vintage Sears Black Hawk Casting Reel 3124
$99.95
Time Remaining: 12d 10h 52m
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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: 14d 18h 13m
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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: 14d 18h 59m
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SEARS  ROEBUCK MODEL 53539971 CAST REEL
SEARS ROEBUCK MODEL 53539971 CAST REEL
$29.99
Time Remaining: 15d 10h 46m
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VINTAGE Sears Roebuck Model 53539451 FISHING REEL
VINTAGE Sears Roebuck Model 53539451 FISHING REEL
$16.00
Time Remaining: 15d 13h 38m
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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: 16d 47m
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Vintage Surivor JC Higgins Spinning Reel Sears Roebuck Mo779
Vintage Surivor JC Higgins Spinning Reel Sears Roebuck Mo779
$24.99
Time Remaining: 17d 7h 57m
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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: 18d 21h 26m
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Vintage Sears No 779312322 Green Fishing Reel
Vintage Sears No 779312322 Green Fishing Reel
$9.50
Time Remaining: 19d 18h 52m
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Vintage Sears Ted Williams Spin Casting Reel 240 Model 535 312560 EM Old Fishing
Vintage Sears Ted Williams Spin Casting Reel 240 Model 535 312560 EM Old Fishing
$20.00
Time Remaining: 20d 53m
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NICE  VINTAGE SEARS NO77931512 SPIN CASTER REEL
NICE VINTAGE SEARS NO77931512 SPIN CASTER REEL
$14.95
Time Remaining: 20d 16h 48m
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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: 21d 9h 35m
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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: 22d 21h 7m
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VINTAGE SEARS TROLLING REEL WORKS FINE NICE WORKING REEL
VINTAGE SEARS TROLLING REEL WORKS FINE NICE WORKING REEL
$23.74
Time Remaining: 23d 9h 48m
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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: 23d 11h 37m
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SEARS PLATED BRASS REEL WITH CUSTOM HANDLES
SEARS PLATED BRASS REEL WITH CUSTOM HANDLES
$39.99
Time Remaining: 23d 11h 39m
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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: 23d 19h 47m
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Vintage JC Higgins Automatic Fly Reel Sears  Roebuck
Vintage JC Higgins Automatic Fly Reel Sears Roebuck
$24.95
Time Remaining: 23d 23h 22m
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SEARS PLATED BRASS REEL WITH CUSTOM HANDLES
SEARS PLATED BRASS REEL WITH CUSTOM HANDLES
$39.99
Time Remaining: 24d 12h 7m
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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
$34.99
Time Remaining: 24d 13h 9m
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admin posted at 2010-11-15 Category: Fishing Reels