Re: Wonder Rod information
I took her out tonight for a quick outing to see how she casts. It was glaringly obvious from the get-go that failure to slow down equals failure to cast. It is far slower than my rebuilt Berkeley B40, yet seems to cast better the farther out you go. I need a few trips to figure this rod out. The stripping guide is so small, it really seems to hurt the ability to cast. I need to find the right line to minimize that negative.
At the auction I spoke with the late previous owner's niece, and told her I intended to use her uncle's rod and keep it as nice as he did. I will keep this promise. Oh yes, and I caught a nice rock bass on it, in his honor.
All in all, fishing old rods is like taking a '65 Malibu for a drive...you don't do it for the handling or the speed...you do it because it's just fun to do.