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Post 21 Sep 2012, 16:33 • #26 
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great information! ... thanks for posting it.


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Post 06 Jan 2014, 18:09 • #27 
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Thanks from yet another Phillipson admire. These later catalogs are a bit more consistent in representation of the models than his earlier ones. I think because he built for so many other houses. Sometimes there are model numbers that come close but drop a prefix letter or add one, and appear to match a particular model - however, they may have a different color or finish, sometimes grips or seats or number of guides. Same thing with some of the later builds, but not nearly as often.

Glad you put them up. They are a real benefit in providing information that helps lend a fuller understanding of Phillipson's output over his considerably lengthy career.


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Post 03 Aug 2015, 04:28 • #28 
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Okay...I'll ask. Looking at the designations of the fly rods...Dry Fly, Light Dry Fly, Ext. Lt. Fly, etc. ???? Had no idea a fly rod taper could be so precise.....


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Post 25 Apr 2017, 18:36 • #29 
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I'm not able to see the Phillipson catalog scans tonight?


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Post 25 Apr 2017, 21:14 • #30 
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The hosting site for those images (www.pixelarchitecture.com) seems to be down.

It might be a good time to think about how we are going to save all these pictures if photobucket goes down. There's just too much good information on this forum to loose.


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Post 10 Dec 2017, 16:21 • #31 
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Does anyone have copies of these images.
I was going to do some winter reading.


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Post 08 Aug 2018, 08:02 • #32 
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Are these images forever lost? Too sad to lose such notable records.


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Post 13 Aug 2018, 11:15 • #33 
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Yes.


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Post 01 Feb 2021, 18:15 • #34 
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Thanks for posting the catalogs. Great resource.


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Post 13 Apr 2021, 23:00 • #35 
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Thanks for the posting!


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Post 04 Oct 2021, 05:58 • #36 
Sport
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Late to the party but thanks for posting, Doctor! I just picked up a mint PF80-4 Pacemaker 7 WT. I was struggling to find out anything about it, the information is scant, even on here! Looks like these rods were made in 1967 (or before) only? I don’t see them in any of the other catalogs.


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Post 04 Oct 2021, 09:53 • #37 
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Please start a new thread about your rod. Photos always make a big difference.


Tom


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Post 04 Oct 2021, 14:20 • #38 
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I have a Phillipson, with notes about the rod as follows: 4F80 Johnson Profile 400 (Eponite) 8’ 6/7 wt. (I do not have access to the rod; it did not make the trip from MT to Atlanta. I am not sure if these notes reflect what is written on the rod or my own description -- likely the former.)

Upshot is this: can anyone date this rod --and better still point to a catalog that contains it? i have it pegged at early 60's. I think i drew that conclusion from reading the wiki info on Phillipsons.


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Post 07 Oct 2021, 16:34 • #39 
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From 1962 to 1964 the Phillipson Rod Company was owned by Johnson Reels, Inc. In my opinion, the Profile 800 rods produced at this time are the prettiest factory rods from the heyday of glass. The following scanned pages are from the June 1964 Johnson Reels Fishing Guide. This may have been the last Johnson catalog containing Phillipson made rods. Bill Phillipson purchased his company back from Johnson in 1964. So far, I scanned the fly reel, spinning rod, casting rod, and fly rod pages. Note, there were no listings for Phillipson made cane rods. There is a short write-up about the Johnson Profile Rods, including their use of Scotchply material (they are silent about the Eponite process). I'll add some of the general information pages as I get the scans cleaned up.

The Johnson Profile fly rods were always marked with a suggested AFTMA line weight, but there are no line weights in the catalog. The catalog lists the rods as "Profile-8" or "Profile-4", yet the rods I have are marked Profile 800, Profile 600, or Profile 400. Don't let the minor discrepancies trip you up. Any Johnson era rods that I have seen so far have been listed in this brief catalog.


Tom



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