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What size is the butt ?

1978 catolog says, .970 butt = x fast, medium power 1/2- 2oz. lure. 8 tip. weight 16 oz.

1979 catolog says, 1" butt = x fast medium heavy, 1-4 oz.lure. 7 1/2 tip. weight 12.7/8 oz.*

From what I've read the brown lb967 was not made after 1980. Note the astrix after the weight on the 1-4 blank, couldn't find what that was there for, but that blank is 3 oz's lighter than the 1/2-2. ?? Were they made before 1978, probably. I'm just looking this up. No idea on value though.. Hope this helps.

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They were considered to be very good blanks back in the day, although they haven't been made for a while.

 

Not sure what they are worth today, but I wouldn't hesitate to fish them  They've caught a lot of bass and blues over the years; no reason why they shouldn't catch more.

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Fenglas was Fenwick's answer to Lamiglas' "S-glass" material.  I have several rods made with it.

 

One, my oldest and crudest, I wrapped myself.  #908, a "flipping stick" blank, and still a nice enough rod on a fluke boat - the relatively modest power makes it a nice rod for deadsticking. Ugly as sin, but that's on me.  A Big Surfstick or two (I forget what I have), two piece rods with Fenglas tips that fit over first-generation graphite butts. And one "Pacificstick," purchased as a blank, wrapped by me and then re-wrapped by someone else years later.  The Pacificsticks were Fenwick's answer to the Sabre Stroker rods made by California Tackle. I still love it but don't recall the blank number. If I get out on this Friday as planned, it's coming with me. Blackfish!

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keep in mind that fast, x-fast, etc. meant something a bit different in 1978 than it does today.  those blanks are almost certainly moderate or even slow action by today's standards.

 

 

 

 

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