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Post 04 Jul 2020, 11:07 • #1 
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I have a 1260 wonderod (spinning) from 1957 but the first owner gouged out the cork to attach a reel on the slide rings Burns my butt cause otherwise it is in beautiful shape I know it was the lowest line but 9.00 in 1957 was 76 today I will gather some pictures this week



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Post 11 Jul 2020, 11:28 • #2 
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[Please use the forum image uploader for photos. Thanks. Tom]


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Post 12 Jul 2020, 13:25 • #3 
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A book came out back then and the author suggested doing this to make it more comfortable to use all day without fatigue. I have the book and have read it but it doesn't come to mind right now.


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Post 13 Jul 2020, 05:50 • #4 
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Lee Wulff rods had the cork cut that way, and if looking for a source for such a book, that's where I'd begin.
I'm thinking this has more to do with indexing reel position rather than grip comfort.
Think I'd look at South Bend Comficient grip and PHY variations on cut cork grips for the comfort aspect.

This is Andy's interpretation of Lee Wulff cork (on the rare Lami 605)


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Post 14 Jul 2020, 15:48 • #5 
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From a collector standpoint it is a bummer that it was altered



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Post 14 Jul 2020, 17:30 • #6 
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the rod has beaver cork - if you wanted a collectible, you want one with a hang tag still on it.
What you have is a rod to fish, and it has the karma of having been fished by the original owner.
There's nothing there that affects the value of the rod - if his reel indexing affects your ability to fish the rod, that becomes a disappointment for you.
It was his rod before, just like it's your rod now.

Here's one I sold to a big-time Shakespeare collector in NFLCC. The rod had no use to me to fish when put next to my others, and I thought it belonged in his collection.
After he received it, he said the blade and handle don't match - I was certainly fooled - they look pretty perfect to me, and the ferrule fit perfectly. But apparently his catalog showed different.


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Re: 1260
Post 14 Jul 2020, 22:47 • #7 
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That’s a nice looking rod

I have my spinning wonder displayed at my office with a waltco-ny-o-life reel on it
It sure is pretty with some of my other collectible rods, some glass some graphite but a nice display all around I think Mebbe I snap a few pics this week?




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