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    Default Bruce and Walker Mark1 Fly rod.

    Bruce and Walker Mark 1 9ft Fibreglass fly rod.
    My Dad has an old fly rod as above, does anyone know anything about it, how do I find out what line it is rated for as I can't see anything on the rod at all.

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    Default Re: Bruce and Walker Mark1 Fly rod.

    Maybe get in contact with the company and they might be able to give you the information you need..


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    Default Re: Bruce and Walker Mark1 Fly rod.

    Way back in the 'Olden Days' fly lines were given a letter designation rather than a 'number.' The letter, or combination there-of,' indicated the 'what.' Here's a link to the old converted to the 'new.'

    http://css.sbcma.com/timj/flyline_chart.htm

    Just an educated guess on my part but if this rod was used 'just' for lake trout fishing it's probably a 5 or 6. If moving water a 6 or 7.
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    Default Re: Bruce and Walker Mark1 Fly rod.

    It was one of the first rods specifically designed for trout fishing from the bank on reservoirs, it would date from the mid-60s, up to then we were using sea trout rods that were not designed for long casting and made your arms hurt after a day's use. From memory I think it threw a 9wt shooting head.

    It was shortly followed by the B&W Ultralite and Hardy RW Superlite.
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    Default Re: Bruce and Walker Mark1 Fly rod.

    Quote Originally Posted by sewinbasher View Post
    It was one of the first rods specifically designed for trout fishing from the bank on reservoirs, it would date from the mid-60s, up to then we were using sea trout rods that were not designed for long casting and made your arms hurt after a day's use. From memory I think it threw a 9wt shooting head.

    It was shortly followed by the B&W Ultralite and Hardy RW Superlite.
    That might make sense as there is a 9 on the rod under the Mark1, I thought it was just the length.

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