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Old 05-23-2003, 10:45 AM
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A-9,B-8,C-7,D-6,E-5,F-4,G-3,H-2,I-1.....

These number letters are based on my assortment of old cane rods and fiberglass too fairly accurate as relates to modern lines that are sold today.
That old South Bend rod sounds like it needs to be fished, you should do just that. As far as a line to use with it I suggest that you try it with a WF 6 or DT5. If you have not used cane you will be suprised at how much slower the rod will react give it a little time and practice and you might find that it is good to be slow.
Always make sure that the cane rod is completely dry before you put it back in its bag and tube. Oh yeah one other thing if the ferrules appear to be stuck don't worry they will come apart just use a pair of rubber gloves to help your grip and the ferrules will "pop" apart with ease.
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i have already fished with WF5 it is very slow and heavy but not that bad didn't catch any fish yet but will use the rod pretty often
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Hey, Moonlight, you got that WRONG!

And backwards! Line designations in letters - the lower the letter (towards "A"), the heavier the line. That's why tapered lines were listed as "HCH" or "HDH" and others.

The first "H" was for the smaller tip, the "C" (or whatever) was the part you cast, and the last "H" was for the "running line".

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Wink Thats good...

Sean, I'm glad to hear you are going to fish the rod, its best to fish the older cane rods with as light a line as you can make the rod work with. As to the extra weight of the cane it seems to disappear as you use it more often.

Bob K. I must be "Dyslexic" or whatever that thing is that makes people see things backwards my post still looks right to me!
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Whew, I thought I had too much to drink this morning. (did I say that?) I looked at the A-9, B-8... list and it seemed to make sense to me.

Actually Moonlight, dyslexia refers to the transposition of the written word and dysnumeria to the same with numbers. Given the combinations involved in your line comparisons, I fear your could suffer from one, the other or god forbid both of these afflictions. There is really no way to be sure without a specimen sample
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Whoops... Sorry. Read it wrong....

That's what happens with advancing age! Sorry 'bout that!

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first fish on the bamboo was about a 12 inch brown got off at the net
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