Coincidentally, i’ve got a rod that closely resembles Mr. St. Claire’s rod.
I’ve also got both Robinson’s book, and St. Claire’s book, to compare the rod as described in the book and what I have in possession.
Also, I’ve included a link to St. Claire’s book available as a scanned copy online, available here, as a download via pdf file - https://www.docdroid.net/Pbm2TlH/the-mo ... ishing.pdf
I also have recently obtained what appears to be either one of Mr. St.Caire’s rods as described in the book or someone has made a considrrable effort to replicate the rod as described in the book.
I’ve already tried to find a way to post pictures, but I am having some trouble getting them to post (and I did read the post about how to use Photobucket, for which I thought I had an account, now they want me to sign up to pay for access).
Going over the rod, things seem to line up as per the book, with the exception of the configuration of the foregrip.
What is curious to me is that this appears to most certainly been built on a commercial rod blank, a fiberglass Silaflex blank.
I have several Silaflex rods that had built on Silflex blanks, and the finish looks identical. (Several of the pics show the Silflex logo along with the seahorse trademark on the blank and the blank number) I’ve been trying to find what this blank is, and that’s when found this post.
The number on the rod is BCT3RF, positioned directly below the logo.
Does anyone have a reference as to what might have been what the blank is?
BTW, this rod has one butt section and two tops, where the tips are longer than the butt section.
When I figure out how to post the pics, and get a full length, assembled pic, along with dimensions, hopefully in the next day or so, I’ll do so.