Mr Campbell said: "It was a one-off and over 100 years old.Think about it, paintings sell for more than that." Flies also sell well.They're "not easy to display" and "they don't do very well.They're not collected in the same way as reels are." Rods which do make good prices tend to be presentation rods with engraved initials.
That sold for £920 but was "very much the upper range".
Trophies made by producers like Hardy, Farlow or Malloch are "quite sought after", according to Mr Campbell.