Steve , I know it's not bamboo, an I doesn't feel like fiberglass. It is very heavy pretty sure it's some kind of metal. Also, it doesn't fold it extends out. Cathy
Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX called a telescoping portable rod and reel combo made by St. Croix circa 1970s...there are many examples on the internet auction site eBay, such as http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-St-Croix-Fishing-Machine-Telescoping-Rod-Reel-Combination-with-Bag-/151160220006?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2331d9e966
Typically, these retail anywhere from $10 to $50 pending condition and demand at any given time--they were marketed via a wide array of markets including discount stores and even top end sporting goods stores. The company is based out of Wisconsin and is still in business today...
I reviewed about 12 for you and honestly, the retail will likely be $15 or so in this market--wish I could have given you better news!
Please let me know if I can do anything further to assist you.
Have a blessed weekend!
With kind regards,