Perhaps you can help identify a rod blank manufacturer.

Discussion in 'Bamboo, Fiberglass & Classic Reels' started by fredaevans, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. fredaevans Active Member

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    Steve Gotshall, a local rod builder-custom fly line maker, got his hands on some late 1980's 11' 3" fiberglass blanks that he's building out as 'switch rods.' Casting different lines the rods appear to be a 7wt.

    Now here's the rub. No markings on any of the blanks identifying who built same. But I'm thinking something that long/time frame would have had a very limited number of potential manufacturers.

    Any ideas?
  2. tonemike fish'n glass

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    Can you give some detail? Are the blanks yellow or maybe brown. Are they ferruled? Pix and details will help.
  3. Rob Ast Active Member

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    Also, do you know their original intention (surf rod, etc)?
  4. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    Walker built fiberglass switch rods in 2pc configurations back in the 70's. I agree a photo and color would help.