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Sabre Rods

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Thread Starter 
Just landed a nice vintage Sabre rod- not Penn. Its factory wrapped 15-30lb. Can anyone give me some insight on these rods?
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post #2 of 9
I had a rod like that made from a sabre blank many yrs ago. It was a 61/2' one pc. caught many fish with it no problems,excell rod. I lent to my brother several yrs ago, he caught a load of fish in RI using it. I may get it back one day.
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Is there a modle #on it, possible and probably made by Leon Todd. Theres a thread started by TimS 2-1-2000 with alot of info. Leon designed the Stroker Sabre655,655h,655x,655xxh,6455 and others. Then went to own Calstar Rods. I haven't used one but the earlier west coast Sabres were said to be some of the best for their era bubs
post #4 of 9
They are great rod blanks. The factory wrapped boat rods were butt heavvvvvy. I have a bunch of custom wrapped honeys and grafast rods from ultralights to surfcasters. Love the old school action.
post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thx guys. Yeah i read up that they are from CA. The old school rods are very nice, they look like really good bass rods. I didnt get it yet but when i do i will look at the ratings and model #. I know its a 15-30lb class rod. I do like fishing with older rods, have a few Kunnan spin and conventionals and a few Fenwicks that i use. They sure do look butt heavy, pretty thich at the butt. There are several on fleabay right now
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Yea, usa kunnans and usa fenwicks are sweeeeet too. I would also include the older shikari's and kencor's magnuflex in the mix. BTW, the penn sabre steelhead rods (usa model) makes an excellent light plugging rod.
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Say Mike, i noticed yours has a metal reel seat, as did mine, however mine was not a varmac, is yours? It's hard to beat a varmac seat. there Heavy, but so what.
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I have an old grafast custom, I love it. There's a guy down the street from me that still has a stockpile of golden sabres and grafast blanks. If I get bored I can pick up a 30.00 blank to keep myself busy over a rainy weekend.
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Originally Posted by Local66 View Post
I have an old grafast custom, I love it. There's a guy down the street from me that still has a stockpile of golden sabres and grafast blanks. If I get bored I can pick up a 30.00 blank to keep myself busy over a rainy weekend.


I also know someone who has a stockpile of blanks. That's how I've been getting my stash. He grew up in San Clemente and has since moved down here. Good friends with Del Marsh from what I understand.
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