I bought an old fiberglass fly rod from P.D. Walsh's Country Store in Falls Village, Conn. yesterday for a whopping $31.92 with tax.
I don't think it's ever been used. Seven feet long, casts well with a four weight and even better with a five. It's got to be 40 years old at least, probably older.
But imagine my surprise and delight when I opened the cardboard tube and saw the madras rod sock.