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    What a wonderful find! I would have scooped that up myself had I the chance.

    Ard

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    Quote Originally Posted by itchmesir View Post
    Where exactly... I just looked for it and saw nothing
    I believe this is what he was talking about, a St. Croix Hollow Glass; Vintage Saint Croix Fiberglass Fly Rod 6 1 2 FeatherLite | eBay

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    Ah cool... So they used that blank for a couple of their rods back then it seems

    Now it seems only logical I need to look for a Herter's reel to compliment my rod

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctyslcr View Post
    That definitely looks different from the RFSC.... Probably because its an XLNT... The one above that Ard posted looks like the same amber/brown blank... The RFSC6 and RFSC7 both have the simple cigar cork handle with rings... no locking reel seat like the one you've posted

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    Well that St Croix rod that Ard linked to sold for the asking price of $110 which in my opinion was around $25-$35 too high.
    I suspect that who ever bought it may have been influenced by this thread as there were no bids until yesterday morning.
    Nevertheless, I'm sure that they're getting a fine fishin' pole
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rip Tide View Post
    Well that St Croix rod that Ard linked to sold for the asking price of $110 which in my opinion was around $25-$35 too high.
    I suspect that who ever bought it may have been influenced by this thread as there were no bids until yesterday morning.
    Nevertheless, I'm sure that they're getting a fine fishin' pole
    Seems to be right price then... the shipping was free... shipping rod can run a fella ~$20

    It wasn't me... I have enough fiberglass rods...


    ...for now

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    So instead of starting a new thread I'll just ask a few questions I got here:

    1) Is there anything I should do to ensure the longevity of this rod?

    2) Should I seal the cork? If so.. What does one use to seal cork?

    3) I can see that the times have changed with how much lacquer a company puts on it's thread wraps... I can see that it's covered and the wrap is not coming undone.. but it is a very thin layer as I can feel the thread... should i worry about adding a layer of epoxy to the wraps?

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    You don't have to worry much about that rod.
    Fiberglass is stronger than graphite, and I'm sure that it has plenty of finish on the wraps.
    Your only issue is going to be with that reel seat.
    If your reel isn't centered properly, the sliding rings are going to bite into the cork and eventually chip it away....
    Don't ask me how I know that
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    Cool rod! I've been looking at building one. I like the color of yours

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    The best rod I have I got at a thrift shop for $5

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