Almost any older fishing rods can be worth something, but those from the leading manufacturers, like Payne and Young might opt for up to thousand dollars. Most collectors of antique fishing rods concentrate on 19th-century rods and also the earlier 20th-century split bamboo fly fishing rods manufactured by Orvis among others. Recently, however, other kinds of fishing rods have been receiving interest, such as the very first fiberglass fishing rods by Shakespeare and split bamboo casting and spinning rods.

The Destin History and Fishing Museum features a sizable assortment of antique fishing rods and reels The museum features a 100- foot wall showing life about the Gulf floor, vintage fishing photographs in addition to their collection of antique fishing rods. A visit will please sports and history buffs alike. The museum displays award-winning, local-caught fish and exhibits depict early life in the area through vintage photographs and artifacts.

The Salmon River International Sport Fishing Museum hosts an accumulation of more than 250,000 historical objects

The Sebastian fishing museum is situated at the southern side of the Sebastian Inlet in the Sebastain Inlet State Park. This museum displays the history from the Sebastian Inlet area and has a fascinating assortment of antique fishing rods and fishing lures.