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Re: Winston
Post 29 Jul 2019, 12:48 • #51 
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Three rods with common heritage linked to Tom Morgan:

1) Winston Leetle Feller 7.5ft #3/4 (1974)

2) Winston Stalker 7.5ft #4 (1975 probably)

3) Tom Morgan Rodsmiths ‘Mini Stalker’ 6.9ft #3 (the blank is the Japanese 'L' version). Rod built by my friend Nico of Yamame rods (2019). After lawn casting I think I prefer it with a #2 line as it feels so crisp and has no tip bounce at all. Maybe when fishing my opinion might change.


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Re: Winston
Post 29 Jul 2019, 13:45 • #52 
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Some great history there, plus modern excellence. Thanks for showing!


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Re: Winston
Post 22 Sep 2021, 06:10 • #53 
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A letter from Tom Morgan at Winston to Harry Darbee promoting the new Stalker series he just introduced.



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Re: Winston
Post 22 Sep 2021, 09:58 • #54 
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$75, I'll take one of each!!

I had the pleasure of hanging out with Harry at his home, less than a year before his passing. I went specifically to meet him and get him to sign my copy of "Catskill Fly Tyer." The funny part of the story was I stopped at Walt Dette's shop first and not really knowing either him of Harry by sight, I asked Walt if he was Harry Darbee...

If you knew Walt you could imagine the reaction before he told me where to go ;) to find Harry's house.

Harry was a total gentleman as was Tom (Walt was OK too!)

Great letter!!


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Re: Winston
Post 24 Sep 2021, 14:13 • #55 
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The Stalker's original price would be around $400 today. Still a steal!


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Re: Winston
Post 24 Sep 2021, 14:15 • #56 
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For sure!


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Re: Winston
Post 27 Sep 2021, 12:26 • #57 
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docbluedevil wrote:
I grabbed them all out just to see if there truly are some consistent differences or not.

*Serial nos. present on a couple of MT rods.

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That is one of the best shots of Winston's I have seen.. very nice.
And very jealous.


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Re: Winston
Post 27 Sep 2021, 13:56 • #58 
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docbluedevil wrote:
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Doc, what models do we see here?


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Re: Winston
Post 27 Sep 2021, 16:16 • #59 
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ibookje wrote:
The Stalker's original price would be around $400 today. Still a steal!


I think $75 in '74 is around $700 today.


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Re: Winston
Post 27 Sep 2021, 20:05 • #60 
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https://www.usinflationcalculator.com/ More like $400, but within a given market, various labor, material and manufacturing costs could make any one typical item have a lower or higher price than a straight inflation calc reveals. Probably higher in the case of near custom, small production, high quality fly rods.


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