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    Default What rod is this?

    Can u guys tell me anything about my friends rod?
    8'6" 7wt. All aluminum 2 pc


    Thanks

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    Default Re: What rod is this?

    Can't tell you anything, but maybe this is worth a look.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0tJwbu4CvQ]1962 Garcia Conolon Fiberglass Fishing Rod History - YouTube[/ame]

    and this

    http://fiberglass-fly-rods.pbworks.c...Garcia-Conolon

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    Default Re: What rod is this?

    If they are the rods I am thinking of they should have metal ferrules. Do they???
    Regards,

    Silver



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    Default Re: What rod is this?

    Quote Originally Posted by silver creek View Post
    If they are the rods I am thinking of they should have metal ferrules. Do they???
    Yes. It's aluminum or same material as rod. Here's pic.

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    Default Re: What rod is this?

    What makes you think that the rod is aluminum ?

    I think that if you were to scrape off a bit of the paint you'll find that the blank is tobacco colored fiberglass and the ferrules to be chromed brass.
    G/C used the "Conoguard" baked finish on their blanks as VU protection and to hide imperfections.
    It's probably a late '60s rod as G/C went to spigot ferrules after 1970
    Last edited by Rip Tide; 12-31-2012 at 08:48 AM.
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    Default Re: What rod is this?

    It looked aluminum but I think u right. It's just the color

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    Default Re: What rod is this?

    Quote Originally Posted by romanl View Post
    It looked aluminum but I think u right. It's just the color
    I have a blue 8', 6wt and a brown 6'6", 6wt.
    It's just paint.
    The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements. --- Horace Kephart

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