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: Russ Peak Fly Rod

05-29-2001, 08:39 PM
Does anyone know about a "Russ Peak, Zenith PGG Elite"? It's 9', 4 piece with internal ferrels, 5 7/8oz, and was created for Dr Joel Bodammer #13659...a softer classic salmon rod, I suspect.
From what I can gather, Russ Peak was influential in Naval research during the 50's&60's regarding composite boat hulls, fiber glass PT boats, submarine hulls, and the move to graphites and the like...and he dabbled in custom fly rods. (A Mike Angello sort of guy?!) I have the opportunity to own this fine rod and I'm lookin' for input. Thanks!
Cheers and safe wading!

05-30-2001, 02:44 PM
Hi Pete

These guys may be able to prvide some

05-30-2001, 02:52 PM
Solo -

I also think you and I ought to go visit them in Washougal... Skamania county, WA... home of the ballistic Columbia trib summer run steelhead!

Brings back memories...

05-30-2001, 05:22 PM
Adrian, Juro...Greetings! I've tried calling the folks out in Washington but they must be out fishing...Adrian, thanks for the lead (I'll keep trying!)...Juro, when do we leave (I'll carry your bags!).