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.