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    Re: vintage fly rod ID/info help

    Update for future reference/other's looking for info:. Took it into the tackle store, they confirmed it was no way a 12 weight rod. The staff knowledgeable in fly fishing put a 6wt reel from thier demo setups and tested it in the lot, it cast the 6wt just fine so they hooked it up with new line and backing. Thanks for the help everyone!

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    Re: vintage fly rod ID/info help

    Thank you both for the suggestion to stop into a shop and OYD for the link. Fortunately the tackle store I like to frequent is full of actual anglers and has an extensive fly fishing section (Outdoor Pro Shop in Cotati/Rohnert Park - everyone should check it out :) )

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    Re: vintage fly rod ID/info help

    Try here:
    http://fiberglassflyrodders.com/foru...4eaa9ba06a6962

    You probably will need more photos to focus in on the maker and line weight for the guys on the link.
    If you only are interested in finding the appropriate line weight for the rod, then as stated above, (1) take the rod in to a fly shop or big box store with knowledgeable fly fishing staff for guidance or (2) if you have fly lines for other fly rods, test them on the "new" old rod to get a general idea of possible line weight needed. Most old rods would cast reasonably well with a line + or - one weight of the recommended line weight.
    Good luck.

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    Re: vintage fly rod ID/info help

    Most big cities have fly shops around and some folks at the main places like Cabela's, Bass Pro, or Sportsmans have knowledge about gear of that sort. I do not fly fish but those folks may help out......Jetspray
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    vintage fly rod ID/info help

    Hi Friends,

    We found this old fly rod in my wife's parents' garage in the rafters - it was her dad's before he passed - we want to get it cleaned up for her to use (e.g., new backing and fly line) but could use a little help with identifying the weight of the rod. It's labeled as "#12" but the fly line currently on the reel is no where near that weight, more like 6-7wt. Also comparing to another fly rod we have (6wt) it's only slightly more thicker/heavier action at the tip. anyone remember these old rods or have thoughts about what kind of line we should run?

    Marked as: Custom Deluxe Sportsman - #12 8-1/2' fly rod
    paired with a Abu Garcia Delta 5 reel

    Thanks!

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    Last edited by Markj2k4; 05-19-2019 at 11:04 AM. Reason: correction

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