Originally Posted by photron
I recently acquired a St. Croix High-Modulus Imperial Graphite Xl marked 4302-7/8-8'6", line wt.7/8. ,,,,,,,, and an Orvis Graphite 8'3" for 7 wt. line. Both of these are unused and vintage. There is no more information on the rods than I have stated. I am quite green on fly fishing and would like to know how best these rods are used. All the info I find on the internet is for current models. Maybe someone can relate these to current models. Thanks for any help you can give me.
The Imperial is a discontinued model made with SCII graphite. It is a slow to moderate action rod. I think it had good quality hardware but I am not sure. I think they were available in two and 4 piece rods.
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