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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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    Default Re: help identifying this rod

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by sandfly View Post
    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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    Silver



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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.
    Troy

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