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: Help with a rod

12-24-2013, 03:55 PM
Hello everyone
I was givin a new rod today for Christmas and know nothing about it and am looking for some help. It is a Diamondback Wetern series fly rod from around 1993-95 it has a model number of 8656 any help would be gresat thanks

12-28-2013, 08:55 AM
DB rods came out around then if I recall, they have a great casting action but didn't bother with fancy hardware to keep cost down (e.g. plastic reel seat). 8656 is probably an 8'6" 5-6wt, so if you're a beginner load it with a 6wt; if you know how to cast try a 5wt. Not worth a heck of a lot on the resale market so I would fish it and have fun with it.