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 Me and Steve were having a PM and I cant send pics of the rod so here it is.

(You may be very confused if you are not Steve) 

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You and Steve were having a Private Moment?  

Build that one yourself, Landon?

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No. I wish! My grandpa gave it to me awhile ago and it doesn't have any markings on it except "1895" right above the handle. I was trying to figure out what weight it was. I did some calculations thing and figured it is around a 6 weight. 

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Ah, got it.  You can't show a picture on here without SOME explanation.  It's not allowed.  😉

The rod looks to be in good shape.

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The guy that gave it to him used to get return boxes of st croix rods. Basically this one could be 3 different rods I thought that was pretty cool!

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Hard to know Landon. It's for sure and older rod obviously, but I would almost lean toward it being one someone built themselves. The seat looks like an older Pac Bay perhaps which is my first clue, then also the bit of waviness in the finish in front of the grip makes me think someone that was still somewhat new to building did it. But really hard to say for sure. I'd try to 6 or 7wt line on it and see how it feels and use it if I were you.  Looks like a couple rings are separating near the front of the grip so if you can get a bit of glue in between there and wipe it real quick that'll help keep it from getting worse.

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That not the trick I was thinking of.  It went something like:

  1. If you can feel and read the date, pick up a penny, flip it in the air AND catch it, you have a one weight.
  2. If you drop the penny after flipping it, it's a two weight.
  3. If you drop it before flipping it ... three weight.
  4. Can't pick it up ... four weight.
  5. Can't read the date ... five weight.
  6. Bend the penny and pound it into the ground ... six weight. 
  7. Repeat the above steps with a quarter for seven through 12 weight rods.

I'm not sure where I got that trick ... seems to have just popped into my head, so it must be from the future, maybe?

 

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Ask some friends to loan a couple of reels with different weight lines to try.

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