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Fiberglass rod blank identification
Posted by: Adam Ganshirt (---)
Date: February 09, 2024 12:14PM

Hello,

I recently purchased several vintage rod blanks from an online seller. Included was an unmarked glass blank. I am hoping someone may be able to help me determine a possible brand and use.

It is a 7'6" 2 piece glass blank weighing 2.3 oz. with a tip-over-butt ferrule. The male ferrule has a rubber ferrule plug. The butt section measures approximately .70" and the tip is a size 6. The blank is "beer" brown; less red than Fenwick ferralite blanks. I'm thinking it is a spinning rod blank based on the taper. However, I have no idea how to determine appropriate lure/line weight.

I do have photos, but I'm not very computer/forum savvy and have not been successful posting photos in the past.

Any input is appreciated.

Thanks,
Adam

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Re: Fiberglass rod blank identification
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: February 09, 2024 01:20PM

Could be a Fenwick, I have had 3 or 4 color blanks over the years, one yellow and the rest browns.

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Re: Fiberglass rod blank identification
Posted by: Adam Ganshirt (---)
Date: February 09, 2024 01:27PM

That's what I was thinking. Just not sure how to figure out an appropriate lure weight for it.

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Re: Fiberglass rod blank identification
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: February 09, 2024 10:58PM

I don't see it in my catalog, a couple 7 1/2 ft. blanks, pretty close to the right butt diameter, 5 - 5.5 tips, all in the 3 oz. range.

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Re: Fiberglass rod blank identification
Posted by: Adam Ganshirt (---)
Date: February 10, 2024 11:07AM

Spencer Phipps Wrote:
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> I don't see it in my catalog, a couple 7 1/2 ft.
> blanks, pretty close to the right butt diameter, 5
> - 5.5 tips, all in the 3 oz. range.

Thanks for checking. It is a surprisingly light blank considering the dimensions.

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