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Title: Rod question
Post by: Stone-Man on September 30, 2017, 10:35:46 AM
Buddy of mine was given a custom rod by the widow of one of his friends.  The first 2 guides on the rod are exactly the same size ,but they are spaced approx 2 inches apart. The rest of the guides are spaced normally. Has anyone seen this and if so,are there any advantages. I assume that it would reduce a little line slap at that point. I am stumped

   JT
Title: Re: Rod question
Post by: Dougfish on September 30, 2017, 13:44:29 PM
Both strippers?
Is the second close to the ferrule?

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Title: Re: Rod question
Post by: ryguy on September 30, 2017, 17:44:04 PM
What's the length and line weight for the rod?


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Title: Re: Rod question
Post by: Stone-Man on October 01, 2017, 10:19:34 AM
my buddy was telling me about it ,so I have not seen the rod, but it is a 4 piece. That would put those 2 guides close to a ferrule.
I will try to get more info and re-post more details
Title: Re: Rod question
Post by: itieuglyflies on October 01, 2017, 11:43:04 AM
Two strippers should be better than on a pole!
Title: Re: Rod question
Post by: Stone-Man on October 01, 2017, 13:57:34 PM
OK--  More info---  On the butt it says "Whopper Stopper"  IGF- 907
It is a 4 pc and is 9 feet long
The 2 guides in question are on the 2nd piece and are 2 inches from the ferrule.
They are exactly 1/2 diameter on the inside and made of ceramic. Guide #3 is ceramic , but the rest of the guides are made of wire.
Fuji reel seat.
The builder is someone named Thurston

     JT
Title: Re: Rod question
Post by: croaker on October 05, 2017, 18:44:48 PM
Get some pictures. 
Post them here:

http://classicflyrodforum.com/forum/
Title: Re: Rod question
Post by: Dougfish on October 05, 2017, 19:20:36 PM
Quote from: Stone-Man on October 01, 2017, 13:57:34 PM
The builder is someone named Thurston Powell III
     JT

Couldn't help myself.

Search for IGF 907 yields a 2 piece 7 wt. Probably cheap Chinese?
Good ol' Thurston modify it? Spacing and guide selection makes little sense. IMHO.
Title: Re: Rod question
Post by: Stone-Man on October 08, 2017, 12:33:38 PM
I think that the builder's last name is Thurston. I actually saw the rod last week and the guide placement does not make any sense to me either

  JT
Title: Re: Rod question
Post by: ryguy on October 08, 2017, 14:33:59 PM
Are all pieces original to the rod?  Were any sections broken and shortened thus changing the guide spacing?


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Title: Re: Rod question
Post by: Stone-Man on October 11, 2017, 19:37:33 PM
RY
I did not look at the rod with the idea of matching pieces,Etc./ There were no breaks in the rod to change the spacing,etc. I think that it was made just like it is. Those 2 identical guides on the second piece are actually about 3 1/2 inches apart.  Still make no sense to me.  I give up

  JT