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  1. Sorry tjm, I'm a little confused by the terminology. I'm not sure whether the ferrules are tip over but, spigot or sleeve over. I admit I'm no rod expert (I'm actually very, very, very far from it). But, I wasn't the one who built these rods. These were actually given to someone else as a gift (my old neighbor actually). Since he was growing old, he had no use for them anymore (I'd personally keep them my entire life). So, he gave the rods to me along with the rest of his old fishing gear. Anyways, both rods are only one piece, and the rod is question is only around 6 feet. Thanks for trying to help though.

  2. I got a little more information on the rods, and yes, they were blanks. You guys pretty much answered the first one, which I thank you for. I'm still really confused on the second one. I've found no information on it. I'll send a picture showing the model number that was put on the rod. Thanks for all the help that everyone has given!

  3. Hello everyone, and sorry if I'm posting this in the wrong place. I have a question about these two old Fenwick rods I got from someone. I have no plans on selling them, but I'd at least like to know what they are. Their model numbers are FL84-5 and FL/2-6. I took the FL84-5 out to a warmwater creek and had a blast. Two bass and two gill, and they felt great for their small size. Thanks for any help, and I'm really sorry if I'm posting in the wrong place. My curiosity is killing me.

  4. I always carry Hemostats as well. To carry just clip them to my shirt or vest.

    Remember to crush the barbs either at the bench or before fishing.

    What size hooks are you using?

    I was using a size 10 Muddler Minnow I made myself. I do carry hemostats, but its hard to get the hook out sometimes even with those. And I always try to crimp my barbs, but sometimes I forget to. I got a disgorger today, and I feel that will really help my problem.

  5. Well its been along time since I've visted the site, had a busy year of fishing but my fav if i have to pick would be channel cats. Up here in Manitoba on the Red they average between 34 to 38 inches which I'm guessing would e 20 plus lbs range. There are cats that also go over 40 inches here. You battle one of these big boys and you have to take a break after to rest your aching arms. Man that wa a tought call because we got big Carp here Freshwater Drum, Big Buffalo alot of different species to test you......Pineriver

    You can catch cats on the fly rod?!

  6. Is a Ketchum Release Tool the same as a disgorger? I've had some panfish getting hooked deep in the throat, and I want to know if this product would provide a solution to getting the hooks out of their mouths quickly. I'm sorry if this isn't the right place for this, but I want to know if any of you have experience with this product and its ability to unhook flies from a fishes mouth. I'd also like to know if you guys have any solutions for getting flies out of the throats of panfish. Is there any way of preventing panfish getting hooked deep in the throat? Is it something I'm doing wrong? Any input on this would be much appreciated!

  7. I'm not trying to be facetious ... but is there such a thing as "bad" bucktail?


    I've experienced some bad body or belly hair ... too short or too brittle to flare without breaking. But the three different color bucktails I have, were all picked up at sales or club events ... and they all seem to be good quality.

    When it comes to bucktail, I'm kinda a noob. It could very well be that I'm just bad at working with the stuff.

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