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Old 11-11-2007, 10:18 AM
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Question Old L.L.Bean Rod/True Temper Reel questions

My girlfriend's uncle recently died and I was given a bunch of his fishing gear, including a relatively old L.L. Bean fly rod with a True Temper Tempest 160 reel. The rod has an L.L. Bean sticker but no other markings to identify the model or line weight. It's a 2-pc, 7.5' fiberglass rod with aluminum screw-down reel seat. The hook holder on the rod is different than any I've seen before. Among the rest of the gear is an old fly line that still has the original tag identifying the line as nylon Royal Trout Fly Line, Size D, made by the U.S. Line Co. in Westfield, MA.

Does anyone know how to determine the approximate age of the rod & reel? Assuming that the old line is the correct line for that rod, what line weight is equivalent to "size D"?

I'm not trying to evaluate this for ebay, I'm just curious.

Thanks for any and all info you can provide.


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