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Old 06-20-2009, 10:17 PM
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I have been lurking around here for a little bit, thought I would try my first post. I picked up this rod the other day. I can't for the life of me, figuire out what rod this is. All I can make out is three letters and then GRAPHITE. Here are some pics. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I know the rod feels like a 5wt with a medium fast action. Here are some pics:
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Old 06-21-2009, 04:15 AM
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Old 06-21-2009, 08:43 AM
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Brian: Welcome to the forum! I think it will be pretty hard to identify that rod without somemore identifing marks.

JP: Good one! LOL!

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Old 06-21-2009, 10:32 AM
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That is a St. Croix Pro Graphite. They were made in the USA, from SCII
graphite scrim. My first nice fly rod was a St. Croix Pro Graphite .

P.S. The Pro Graphite sold for around $90 when they were last offered in roughly
the year 2000. They perfrom well, and I still have one: 7'6" 4wt. I replaced the
cork grip and reel seat however, as I always thought they were too large. It's
a very nice casting rod, and as some people are swinging back to moderate action
rods, that may work nicely for you.
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Default Re: Rod ID help Please

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That is a St. Croix Pro Graphite. They were made in the USA, from SCII
graphite scrim. My first nice fly rod was a St. Croix Pro Graphite .

P.S. The Pro Graphite sold for around $90 when they were last offered in roughly
the year 2000. They perfrom well, and I still have one: 7'6" 4wt. I replaced the
cork grip and reel seat however, as I always thought they were too large. It's
a very nice casting rod, and as some people are swinging back to moderate action
rods, that may work nicely for you.
I would have to second that rod being a St croix pro graphite. Frank beat me to the punch...LOL...Good eye frank I had a 5wt and for the money it casted nice.
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Old 06-21-2009, 01:02 PM
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Yo! It seems you can still buy tips for the Pro Graphite: Pro Graphite Fly Rod Replacement Tip Section
$30 shipped is tough to beat. In the case of the scraped up rod, you may have to examine it more closely to find the numbers need, or send it to
St. Croix.
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hanks guys for the replys! This forum is awesomse! For those of you that had this rod, is there a line that works well or ones to stay away from?
THanks, Brian
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Old 06-22-2009, 12:12 PM
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I had Pro Graphites in 4, 5, and 6 wt configurations. The 5 and 6 would throw
any line, and both would cast one line up or down. The only PG I have now
is a 7'6" 4wt, but it'll toss a 5wt line as well. They are not finicky rods at all.
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Old 06-22-2009, 12:23 PM
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I would agree that most any 5wt line should work just fine. No need for a extra heavy one like a GPX or Rio Grand.
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