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Old 01-23-2013, 12:20 PM
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First time photographing for this forum so apologies for the quality. This is an 8' 6" graphite that handles a 6 or 7wt well. Moderate action. No writing anywhere on the rod.Any ideas?

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Because of the sleeve ferrule and the color I'd guess it's a J. Kennedy Fisher.

Leonard graphites had sleeve ferrules but black reel seats and orange wraps. Also they were built on the Graftec blanks which were a lighter color and easily broken. One that well used probably wouldn't still be around.

Sage built their own blanks and the early rods used sleeve ferrules but they had a brown finish and walnut reel seat

Winstons were built on the same Fisher blanks but had a green finish and green wraps
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reminds me of a Harnell rod but they were glass.
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reminds me of a Harnell rod but they were glass.
When I first saw it, I was thinking Phillipson until I saw that it was graphite. I happen to have one right here and even the wraps are very similar
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No identification suggests that it could be a custom rod.
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I have an old harnell that look identical to this. My logo rubbed off and the only way I was able to identify it was it said Venice California on the bottom.

Ill post some pic later in the week when I get back around a computer.

Edit: i just read the other comments. Might not be a harnell after all but I see me and sandfly both thought the same thing at first.
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