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Discussion in 'Bamboo, Fiberglass & Classic Reels' started by ak_powder_monkey, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

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    Steve, I remember that barrel he had. Got quite a few of my lami and fenwick blanks out of it (still have I think 3-5 of my gear and flyrods that I built so long ago). Funny, I had to do some research awhile back mostly because I was curious what models the blanks were and couldn't remember.

    I did love those old yellow (more mustard yellow) blanks. Great rods came from them. But did prefer the ferrulite over those damned metal ferrules.
     
  2. Steve Call

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    My mustard yellow blank has the ferrulite ferrule. I found a second Lamiglass blank of the same Schoff's barrel vintage - UL 81-28 (not sure if the last digit is an 8 or S or maybe even a 9). I'm sure the UL is for ultra light. It is light as a feather for fiberglass and as soft/slow as a buggy whip. The rod is a lot of fun to catch small trout on.

    I'm just getting back into rod building again and having fun rebuilding some of these old rods I put together 30 or more years ago. Next on my list are several Lamiglass graphite gear rods I built back in the late 70's for steelhead and salmon. Also an old bamboo fly rod my uncle gave me that must be at least 50 years old.
     
  3. Steve Kokita

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    Wow, small world! I to bought several "seconds" from the barrel at Schoff's. I bought six of them, wish I would've bought the whole barrel! I remember paying $2.50 each for the 7' one pc Lami blanks. I recently finished two of them as one piece fly rods with agatine strippers from Patrick's. One had a partial "Lamiglas, Kent Wa" sticker on the bottom of the butt that I added in front of the cork. I used to buy all of my rod building supplies there, also my cousin Ross used to work there in the 60's building rods and tying flies, I still have my first flyrod he built for me when I was 10, it's a 8' Phillipson that I paid $20!---Steve
     
  4. Jerry Daschofsky

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    I'd never seen a Grizzly blank with the ferrulite. The Lami yellow blanks I have. Hmmmmm. Wish I had seen those. I literally hated the metal ferrules, but loved changing the action on those rods moving the ferrule up or down. Wish I had seen them, but maybe those were the more expensive blanks (we mostly grabbed from the bargain bin). But do remember making a few yellow Lami's with the internal ferrules.

    Yeah, it's a small world alright. Don't recall many other rod building shops back then (at least my Dad only went to Schoffs so I went where he went), so guess everyone went there in the Puget Sound area (I keep thinking Anglers Workshop didn't really take hold until the early 80's, and Schoffs was the place to go back then anyways).
     
  5. Bob Jones

    Bob Jones Still truckless now farther away

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    Back when I bought a bunch of blanks from Fosters sporting goods or it may have been Foster Road sporting goods this was in Portland and they were going out of business. I was just learning to wrap my own and my boys and I wanted to fly fish the Deschutes. At that time I had only one fly rod so I had to make up three rods because my old bamboo was getting very worn. I still have the bamboo to rebuild and I still have the Lamiglas that I built then on a CFL977F blank and sill love to fish it. It's an 8ft 7wt. Of the other two I built one was generic and was eventually broken. The other was a Fenwick gold and I thinl the same one you are asking about although it may have been longer. It was destroyed some where along the way since then but was well used by then. I still have two Lamiglas blanks for freshwater spinning, that haven't been built and a half dozen generic spin blanks to do for kids rods. I have a few more things I haven't used too, guides corks thread . whaat I haven't had is time Now I have moved back to Portland and I have things still in storage including the Fenwick catalog from that era that list that blank. I don't know when I can get to them. I need to get my own place and move there to unpack. I'm sorry about that. I'll look as I can and post it if found. the Lamiglas mmmodels are #s CFW841M Fresh Water Medium Action 7ft. and a Steelhead blank SH1095M. The fFwnwick had a self ferrule and the Lamiglas had inserts and werre the old Dark semitransparent brown. And have an old Fenwick gold blank that was broken and is missing about 16'' from the tip It's an FL 966 Fenglas and has aGI Joes tag at $8.99 but I'm sure I got it free. It was not ferruled.

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  6. wet line

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    My first fly rod was a FL 84-6 built by Hippo at Seattle Tackle. It is the same mustard yellow blank as AK's. That rod was built in 1972 and has a metal ferull.

    Ten years later I built another FL84-6 on the brown blank with the factory internal ferrull.

    Dave
     
  7. Tom Bowden

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    Here's a picture of a 9' - 9wt I made several years ago for chum fishing. It's yellow & has the internal ferrule. I bought the blank on E-Bay from a guy in Alabama.

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  8. Tom Bowden

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    I can't seem to figure out how to get a picture of the rod on the message. I uploaded a picture to my member gallery if you want to take a look.

    I apologize for the wasted posts.

    Tom
     
  9. Brookie_Hunter

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    I don't own any Fenwicks (yet at least) but I happen to have a 1982 Fenwick (Woodstream) Rod Builders and Blank Catalog. While it doesn't have your exact blank listed, it has a Feralite FL-84-5F which is a 7ft, 2pc, 5wt blank that's brown, not gold like yours and 1 5/8oz. I'll photograph that portion of the catalog and attach later.