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Old 11-29-2013, 04:32 PM
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I found this old rod about 8 years ago when I purchased my current house. I recently stumbled across this forum (I am currently very interested in getting back into fly fishing after a 20 year hiatus) and thought maybe one of you could identify it.

I has no name on it, only some faint writing... The letters/numbers in parentheses are merely a guess... D,L5p , (BthT6) , (PCF) , WF7F

It's 8 foot in length, 2 piece. The connection point for the 2 pieces is metal, and I "think" the rod is fiberglass...

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Old 11-29-2013, 05:01 PM
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The first "D" signifies a level 6 line
"L5F" (?) level 5 floating (?)
"HDH" is a the equivalent of a DT6F
"DT6F" is the next in the sequence
"HCF" is old style for WF7F
"WF7F"
so basically that whole line is telling you that the rod is a 6/7wt

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Looks a bit like my first fly rod, which was a Cortland.
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The first "D" signifies a level 6 line
"L5F" (?) level 5 floating (?)
"HDH" is a the equivalent of a DT6F
"DT6F" is the next in the sequence
"HCF" is old style for WF7F
"WF7F"
so basically that whole line is telling you that the rod is a 6/7wt

Still working on the ID
Knowing what weight pole it is is still very helpful, thank you!!
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Post it on the glass forum... Someone will ID it in a heart beat
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Default Re: Help identifying old rod..

A photo of the reel seat and grip would be helpful. The extensive line weight identification, the winding check, and wraps remind me of J C Higgins (Sears). Many of these Sears rods were built by St Croix who also built rods for Cortland among others.
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