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Re: Current collections
Post 19 Feb 2018, 18:12 • #176 
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Fred my friend, you need to get out more ;) (of the shop that is) ;D


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Re: Current collections
Post 20 Feb 2018, 19:09 • #177 
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Location: US-WI
Here's my current arsenal - this fascination started roughly a year ago, with a few exceptions on the reels. I buy with budget in mind, and I've found some great deals!
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My favorite rods out of this collection are the Cortland FR2000 7', the Heddon Black Beauty 7 1/2' Bass taper, and the Fenwick FF756. Favorite reels would be the small J.W. Young Pridex, the Red agate J.W. Young (paid $75 for that) and the old Medalist 1494 (birdcage spool).

I have an affinity for the smaller, lighter glass rods because I always think of fishing them on the small trout streams in Wisconsin that I grew up on. For now, I'm in Oregon and it's a different game out here - I need to add some heavier rods to my collection - suggestions for good and affordable Salmon/Steelhead rods are welcome! I just added a pretty nice Fenwick FF9010 last week ($40 at flea market) - it cleaned up nicely!

Oh, and if anyone has a 1492 ringer they are interested in trading for that little 1392 in my collection, PM me!


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Re: Current collections
Post 22 Feb 2018, 11:16 • #178 
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I went to a local fly fishing show last Saturday with gearboy and met up with good friend, CarlZ. I looked at a few interesting rods but the excitement just wasn't there. It's been a fun journey but I think I might be done. Carl, on the other hand, still has the fire and came away with three rods! So after a 14 year fiberglass "buying and trying" spree since joining the FFR, here is what I have left, not including bamboo and graphite:

Black = sold, red = still have

Ed Shenk 5'6" #4 two-piece (Impossible to cast this rod. I think it was one of Ed's experiment that didn't work.)
Browning Silaflex 322960 (Why were all of the grips so FAT?)
Fenwick FF605 (As much as I wanted it to be a four it was really a five as marked.)
Leonard LEF66 6'6" #4 (Last know to be living in New Mexico at Aurelio's)
Kettle Creek Riffle 6'3" #4
Russ Peak 6'6" #3/4 (Bought for $300 and sold for $1600. That would not happen today.)
Dave Lewis 6'6" #4 (Dave's wife did the most beautiful writing on his rods.)
Winston Stalker 6'6" #3 (My good friend, Matt Leiderman is the current caretaker.)
Phillipson Royal 6'6" #6 (Never could find a reason to use this short six-weight.)
Dwight Lyons 6'8" #4
Vince Cummings Ultimate Ltd. 6'8" #3/4
Axisco Airrite Stream 7' #3 (sold to Corlay and bought back)
Berkley Stream Specialist 7' #5 (The first rod I sold on eBay. Bought by a FFR member before I knew about the FFR.)
Scott F70 (For sentimental reasons will be the last rod standing)
Scott F70/5 (one of Harry Wilson's basement rods found in a fly shop in Montana.) http://thefiberglassmanifesto.blogspot. ... grail.html
Scott F704
Kabuto 7033
Studio Thin Line 7' #3/4 (Koichi Ishizaka is now building beautiful ... guitars!)
Ijuin Imogi 7' #3 (A fun rod to cast)
Scientific Anglers System 4 7'2" #4 (More like a six-weight to me)
McFarland 7'2" #5
C. Barclay 7'2" #4
Wojnicki 217P4 7'2" #4 (The most expensive glass rod I've ever bought - temporary insanity)
Bill Carey Custom Lamiglass 7'4" #5
Winston Retro 7'6" #4 (A really nice rod IMO despite bad press)
NCA "The Sons" 7'6" #3/4 (Very much a Leonard tribute rod in glass)
Hardy Perfection 7'6" #4 (One of the smoothest rods I have ever cast - deliciously slow.)
Kabuto 7'6" #4 (I love this rod! Kab must go to another planet to source his cork rings.)
Vince Cummings Superlite III 7'6" #4 (The sweet spot)
Phillipson registered Epoxite 7'6" #5 (Why are the bags always short?!)
Heddon Pro Pal 7'6" #5 (Beautiful cosmetics)
Fenwick FF75
Fenwick FF756/4
T&T Heirloom 7'6" #4 (2)
Leiderman/T&T Kaneglass tribute on Heirloom 7'6" #4 (Fly rod building as an art form. Received Tom Dorsey's blessing.)
W&M Trailmaster 7'6" (Yikes, what was I thinking?)
Barclay Deluxe 7'8" #4 (Chris is not kidding when he says "Deluxe".)
Shakespeare Presidential 7'9" (bought for my dad almost 50 years ago at the Navy PX)
Scott F79 (A well-traveled rod - bought new in Montana, sold to a member in Ireland who sold it to a member in Finland!)
Wojnicki 237P4 7'9" #4
Claudio 805 (A very sweet fly rod given to a good friend)
Fenwick FF806
Fenwick FF807
Larry Kenney 813 (A hall of fame rod and one that folks will still covet in twenty years)
Steffen 8' #3/4
Winston Stalker (green) 8' #4 (Probably a mistake on my part - :))
Leiderman/Steffen 8' #5/6 (What can I say? Just one of the best - blank and builder)
Ted Williams 8' #6
Orvis Golden Eagle 8' #7
Abercrombie & Fitch Featherweight 8' #6 (Phillipson)
McFarland 805
Scott F80
Scott F81
Browning Silaflex 322980 (Light as a feather but another fat boy)
Kenney 8'3" #4/5
Wojnicki 8.2 5L
Wojnicki 8.2 WF5 SC (Maybe the only rod I wish I had back.)
Fenwick FF85
Fenwick FF855 (A great taper and a fairly rare Fenwick)
W&M Sweetheart 8' #6
McFarland S-glass 8'8" #4 (One of the great fiberglass fly rod tapers by one of the greatest rod designers)
Shakespeare 1390
Fenwick FF909
Claudio 910B
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Re: Current collections
Post 22 Feb 2018, 12:56 • #179 
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Heck of a journey there Duff! Thanks for adding the link about the 5pc Scott it was fun to read.


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Re: Current collections
Post 22 Feb 2018, 13:55 • #180 
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Some journey!
May I request a same list with graphite and bamboo? :)


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Re: Current collections
Post 22 Feb 2018, 16:01 • #181 
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Aaaand da winna is ...................da Duffster!!! Good on ya. :)


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Re: Current collections
Post 22 Feb 2018, 23:38 • #182 
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Duff wrote:
I went to a local fly fishing show last Saturday with gearboy and met up with good friend, CarlZ. I looked at a few interesting rods but the excitement just wasn't there. It's been a fun journey but I think I might be done. Carl, on the other hand, still has the fire and came away with three rods!

Four. Duff, You'll have to wait to see the fourth..

The 3 Duff mentioned were:
FF78
Scott F703
A Blue Narmco Conolon,

And I successfully avoided a gorgeous 8' Orvis 6wt (Yellow Phillipson) with original sock and tube in fantastic condition.


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Re: Current collections
Post 23 Feb 2018, 09:39 • #183 
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"OK'"OK" It never stops...........I also just added another T&T 7'6" 3/1 5wt. It's sickness I tell ya, a sickness. :)

Hellmtflies wrote:
For what it's worth I recently added a second Kabuto 764 in mint condition and in the yellow finish. Neat stick to compliment the other Kab.

Hellmtflies wrote:
"OK" "OK" I'm a closet Fiberglass Junkie. :) I admit it. Anyway, we all collect other items besides bamboo rods and classic reels. I simply thought I would share my passion for glass rods here as well. Some of them might even fall into the "Classic" definition. Just another sickness to indulge in. The list below corresponds with the photos below, left to right. Enjoy!
Mark

Note; These rods are all completely original including bags and tubes. All have been made by the designated maker. No repairs have been made on any of these.

Note; Photos available directly to your email address if needed. Or, click on photo image below.

Russ Peak "Zenith" 7'9" 5wt.
Russ Peak "Zenith" 7'6" 4/5wt. mint
Vince Cummings FL280 8' 5/6wt. mint
Vince Cummings FL175 7'6" 5/6wt.
Vince Cummings FL275 7'6" 4/5wt.
Ferdinand Claudio 756A 7'6" 5/6wt.
H.L. Leonard LEF70 7' 5wt.
Sila Flex Perfection 7'6" 4pc. 5wt. mint
Walt Carpenter 7'3" 3pc. 3/4wt.
Mario Wojnicki 82L5 8'2" 5wt.
Mario Wojnicki 73L4 7'3" 4wt. mint
Kabuto 7'6" 4wt. mint
Tom Morgan 7'6" 4wt.
Sage SFL679 7'9" 6wt. mint
Winston 8' 6wt.
Thomas & Thomas 7'6" 4wt
Orvis "Golden Eagle" 8' 7wt. mint
Orvis "Golden Eagle" 7'6" 6wt. mint
Orvis "Golden Eagle" 7' 5wt. mint
Orvis "Golden Eagle" "Flea" 6'6" 4wt.
Orvis "Full Flex" 7'6" 5/6wt. mint
Larry Kenney 8'3" 4/5wt.
Larry Kenney 7'9" 4wt.
Larry Kenney 7'3" 3wt.
Chris Barclay 7'10" 5wt.
Chris Barclay 7'8" 4wt.
Chris Barclay 7'2" 3wt.
Steffen Bros. 8' 3/4wt.
Steffen Bros. 7'6" 4/5wt. mint
Fenwick FF858-5 8'6" 5pc. 6wt. mint
Fenwick FF705 7' 5wt.
Scott F-2 7'7" 4wt. mint
Scott F-2 7' 3wt. mint
Cortland "Pro-Crest" 7' 6" 6/7wt. mint
Cortland "Pro-Crest" 7'6" 5wt.
Sears & Roebuck "Ted Williams" 7'6" 5wt.
Wright & McGill "Panfish" 7' 4/5wt.

https://images.fiberglassflyrodders.com/u/1/pi/xeknzrw9r~Fober%2520...%252017_002.jpg
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Re: Current collections
Post 23 Feb 2018, 13:34 • #184 
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I have a lot of admiration for anyone who manages to whittle down their collection.


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Re: Current collections
Post 24 Feb 2018, 18:53 • #185 
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I'm grateful to you all for posting a list of your rod collections. Now, I don't feel quite as crazy.
I'm looking at what Duff has listed in red.
Well, I sold my Hardy 764 Glass Perfection.
I do have the Barclay 784 with the wood & cork spacer, Kenney 813 a custom built McFarland 884. I agree... they're all great rods. It was Duff who encouraged me to get the 813. As scary as Duff's sold list looks...mine would be scarier. I'm also in my sixties so I may have had a head start on you Duff.


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Re: Current collections
Post 25 Feb 2018, 16:19 • #186 
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Lamiglass Honey 7' 3wt
Cane & Silk 7'6" 5wt Honey Eminence Build
Cane & Silk 7'6" 5wt Honey w/fighting butt
Cane & Silk 7' 4wt Ice
Cabelas CGR 7' 4/5wt
Cabelas CGR 7'6" 5/6WT
Cabelas CGR 7'6" 7/8wt

Cabelas Theorem 9' 6wt w/fighting butt
Orvis Far-and-Fine 7'9" 5wt
Orvis AllRounder 8'3" 7wt
PHY Perfectionist (Lublegrud Creek) 7'6" 4wt

Much shortened over the years....ever changing. :)


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Re: Current collections
Post 09 Mar 2018, 16:52 • #187 
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Well, guess who just purchased a mint Silaflex from another forum member. :) Just couldn't help myself. The one I had needed company.


Hellmtflies wrote:
Well, guess who just purchased a mint Silaflex from another forum member. :) Just couldn't help myself. The one I had needed company. :)

"OK'"OK" It never stops...........I also just added another T&T 7'6" 3/1 5wt. It's sickness I tell ya, a sickness. :)

Hellmtflies wrote:
For what it's worth I recently added a second Kabuto 764 in mint condition and in the yellow finish. Neat stick to compliment the other Kab.

Hellmtflies wrote:
"OK" "OK" I'm a closet Fiberglass Junkie. :) I admit it. Anyway, we all collect other items besides bamboo rods and classic reels. I simply thought I would share my passion for glass rods here as well. Some of them might even fall into the "Classic" definition. Just another sickness to indulge in. The list below corresponds with the photos below, left to right. Enjoy!
Mark

Note; These rods are all completely original including bags and tubes. All have been made by the designated maker. No repairs have been made on any of these.

Note; Photos available directly to your email address if needed. Or, click on photo image below.

Russ Peak "Zenith" 7'9" 5wt.
Russ Peak "Zenith" 7'6" 4/5wt. mint
Vince Cummings FL280 8' 5/6wt. mint
Vince Cummings FL175 7'6" 5/6wt.
Vince Cummings FL275 7'6" 4/5wt.
Ferdinand Claudio 756A 7'6" 5/6wt.
H.L. Leonard LEF70 7' 5wt.
Sila Flex Perfection 7'6" 4pc. 5wt. mint
Walt Carpenter 7'3" 3pc. 3/4wt.
Mario Wojnicki 82L5 8'2" 5wt.
Mario Wojnicki 73L4 7'3" 4wt. mint
Kabuto 7'6" 4wt. mint
Tom Morgan 7'6" 4wt.
Sage SFL679 7'9" 6wt. mint
Winston 8' 6wt.
Thomas & Thomas 7'6" 4wt
Orvis "Golden Eagle" 8' 7wt. mint
Orvis "Golden Eagle" 7'6" 6wt. mint
Orvis "Golden Eagle" 7' 5wt. mint
Orvis "Golden Eagle" "Flea" 6'6" 4wt.
Orvis "Full Flex" 7'6" 5/6wt. mint
Larry Kenney 8'3" 4/5wt.
Larry Kenney 7'9" 4wt.
Larry Kenney 7'3" 3wt.
Chris Barclay 7'10" 5wt.
Chris Barclay 7'8" 4wt.
Chris Barclay 7'2" 3wt.
Steffen Bros. 8' 3/4wt.
Steffen Bros. 7'6" 4/5wt. mint
Fenwick FF858-5 8'6" 5pc. 6wt. mint
Fenwick FF705 7' 5wt.
Scott F-2 7'7" 4wt. mint
Scott F-2 7' 3wt. mint
Cortland "Pro-Crest" 7' 6" 6/7wt. mint
Cortland "Pro-Crest" 7'6" 5wt.
Sears & Roebuck "Ted Williams" 7'6" 5wt.
Wright & McGill "Panfish" 7' 4/5wt.

https://images.fiberglassflyrodders.com/u/1/pi/xeknzrw9r~Fober%2520...%252017_002.jpg
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Re: Current collections
Post 09 Mar 2018, 18:41 • #188 
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You're going to need a bigger table. Nice acquisition!


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Re: Current collections
Post 09 Mar 2018, 23:29 • #189 
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carlz wrote:
While Hellmtflies is a gourmet, I am a gourmand. Many of my rods have a loose or rewrapped guide, are missing the original sock and tube and I favor vintage 8' or 8'6" 6wt's

However I refuse to actually count them all, let alone list them all.

I can give a good estimate of my Fenwick collection.

326
330
FF60
FF70
FF75
FF80
FF85
FF90
FF84
FF83
FF70-4
FF75-4
FF80-4
FF85-3
FF786
FF806
FF858
FF856-5
FF79
FF806-4
I found a few more hanging around
FF855
FF805


I also have a few 7'9" Wonderods
1250
1270
1280T
1290T


The 1250 1270 ff60, ff806-4 and ff855 left.
I just replaced the FF60 and picked up an FF78

I've also have been buying some nice reels, modern glass and classic graphite.

It is a sickness.


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Re: Current collections
Post 10 Mar 2018, 08:20 • #190 
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Carlz, would you volunteer for a trial study of a treatment for the sickness and based on vintage interventions that begin with PITP ( patient-initiated-triage-protocol ).

You need bright-colored ribbon cut into 4" strips: Red, yellow, green. These will be tied on the reel seat according to the outcome of your PITP.

Amass your rods in one place. Use the mystical power of threes to sort and ribbonize them as follows:

1. I have this rod because I fish it. Green

2. I fish this rod because I have it. Yellow

3. I have this rod because I have it. Red

If you have a lot left over that do not ribbonize as described, you aren't doing it right. The rods are good, but the ribbon data is faulty.


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Re: Current collections
Post 10 Mar 2018, 08:26 • #191 
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My name is Carl, and I am a flygear-oholic.


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Re: Current collections
Post 10 Mar 2018, 09:47 • #192 
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carlz wrote:
My name is Carl, and I am a flygear-oholic.



:lol , My name is Mark..........................


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Re: Current collections
Post 10 Mar 2018, 12:37 • #193 
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Here is my list of glass and graphite worth mentioning.

Glass Rods:
Scott F2 723/4 3wt
Hardy perfection 7’ 6” 4wt
Barclay 7’ 10” 5wt
Livingston 8’ 9” 5wt
Heddon Black Beauty 8’ 6” 6wt
Berkley Specialist 8’ 7wt
Cabelas CGR 7’ 6” 7/8wt

Graphite:
Winston DL4 8’ 3wt
Winston WT 8’ 3wt
Winston TMF 8’ 4wt
Paddock built AA 8’ 4wt
Fenwick HMG 8’ 6” 7wt


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Re: Current collections
Post 21 Mar 2018, 05:19 • #194 
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Have the Fenwick bug. Add: FF75, FF75, 706, 706-4, 805 and 806.


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Re: Current collections
Post 21 Mar 2018, 08:10 • #195 
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carlz wrote:
Duff wrote:
I went to a local fly fishing show last Saturday with gearboy and met up with good friend, CarlZ. I looked at a few interesting rods but the excitement just wasn't there. It's been a fun journey but I think I might be done. Carl, on the other hand, still has the fire and came away with three rods!

Four. Duff, You'll have to wait to see the fourth..

The 3 Duff mentioned were:
FF78
Scott F703
A Blue Narmco Conolon,

And I successfully avoided a gorgeous 8' Orvis 6wt (Yellow Phillipson) with original sock and tube in fantastic condition.


I finally ended up with the Orvis rod at the next show. Too good sweet to pass up. Those fullflex's are a joy.


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Re: Current collections
Post 21 Mar 2018, 08:13 • #196 
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BlackHackle wrote:
Have the Fenwick bug. Add: FF75, FF75, 706, 706-4, 805 and 806.


You do have the bug. So I'm curious, is the 706-4 a typo? I Don't recall hearing of one of those before.


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Re: Current collections
Post 21 Mar 2018, 08:39 • #197 
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Health getting better so... Dusty's 7 wgt. may be in my future.


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Re: Current collections
Post 21 Mar 2018, 09:54 • #198 
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added an IZCH PBB 8'3" #5 2/1 to the mix over the Winter...

lawn-casts are interesting!
these IZCH PBB's are so extremely parabolic.
a whole different animal.

Can't wait to swing some wets with this one.


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Re: Current collections
Post 21 Mar 2018, 12:24 • #199 
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Location: Tennessee
Snuck in two rods* this spring before the baby comes. Now I'm probably done for a while, so the collection stands at:

*Paddock 705 (A sweet, sweet taper - could be the most pleasant rod I've ever cast)
*Cortland Pro Crest 7'6" 5/6 (Stripped and rebuilt by Picketpin - really nice - a capable all around fishing tool)
McFarland yellow-glass 7'6" 4wt
Fisher 8' 5wt
Steffen 8'6" 5/6
FF79
FF75-4


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Re: Current collections
Post 10 Mar 2019, 23:03 • #200 
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I recently acquired a great rod, an Orvis Superfine Glass 703-3, and I think that will finish off my arsenal, at least for now. I am happy with the collection, but tomorrow's me might not agree with today's me, so you never know...Here's what I now have:

3-weights:
Orvis SFG 703-3
Steffen 7'6" 2/3weight
Scott F803/3 (Dark Red glass)

4-Weights:
Steffen Green S-Glass 7'
Hardy Jet 7'
Sage SFL 476
Scott F754/3 (Black glass)
Scott F2 774/3
Unstructured Glass 8' 4-piece

5-Weights:
Browning 322960 6'
Shakespeare 1245 Panfish Special 6'6"
Timberline 7' 4-piece pack rod (Lami blank)
Lamiglas S-Glass 7'6"
Cortland Pro-Crest 7'6"
Diamondback Diamondglass 805-3
Scott Pow-R Ply glass 8' (yellow glass)
Sage LL 586 graphite

6-Weights:
LL Bean "Bean's LL" 7' (Phililpson blank)
Browning 322975 7'6"
Orvis Fullflex "A" 7'6"
Fenwick FF75
Fenwick FF75-4
Sage SFL 679
Berkley Para-metric 8'

7-Weights:
Orvis Fullflex 7' 4-piece pack rod (Phillipson blank)
Sage DS 790 graphite


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