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Old 11-13-2000, 10:10 AM
isoh isoh is offline
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RE:Not quite quintessential

Trout on a 7 wt. is - how to describe this? - overkill!

I've decided to go old school on this one. Last night I made a bid on a Horrocks-Ibbotson bamboo 5 wt. rod. To my surprise, I won the bid! It will need some rewrapping of the guides so I'll be visiting Smitty soon. I'm currently researching this rod to see if an orginal restoration is possible. If anyone knows of this rod or can offer anything in the way of historical errata, I'd appreciate it. It's the Cunnigham model and sold for $35 in 1947. Word has it this was the top of the line model for it's day. Now I'm starting to wonder why I picked it up so cheap.....
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