It is currently 02/21/20 12:27

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




  Page 1 of 1   [ 6 posts ] New Topic Add Reply
Author Message
 Offline
PostPosted: 02/06/20 11:16 • # 1 
User avatar
Guide

Joined: 03/25/07
Posts: 249
Winston's site is not very informative for the history of the different manufacturers of their blanks prior to the construction of their own plant in Twin Bridges. They do indicate they were into graphite blanks prior to the move to TB but there's nothing to indicate who was making those blanks. My understanding is that there were two or more companies, Loomis being one. I'm also interested in who they used over the years for fiberglass blanks and at what point were they designing their own mandrels.
Maybe I should prod Glenn's memory?
Thanks for any help you can provide!


Top
  
 
 Offline
PostPosted: 02/06/20 11:48 • # 2 
User avatar
Bamboo Fanatic

Joined: 04/04/13
Posts: 3109
Location: Southwest Montana
Glenn is a great guy and probably knows. Or you could just call RL Winston and ask, they are very helpful.

Leave it as it is. The ages have been at work on it and man can only mar it. T.R.


Top
  
 
 Offline
PostPosted: 02/06/20 12:18 • # 3 
User avatar
Member

Joined: 02/05/20
Posts: 1
Here is the info :
https://www.tommorganrodsmiths.com/toms ... philosophy


Top
  
 
 Offline
PostPosted: 02/06/20 13:56 • # 4 
User avatar
Bamboo Fanatic

Joined: 07/17/05
Posts: 1726
Winston's graphite blanks came initially from J Kennedy Fisher (I think), then from G. Loomis and finally were made by Winston themselves. The glass blanks were made almost entirely by Fisher using mandrels designed by Winston, first by Doug Merrick, then some by Tom Morgan. There were also, for a short time and before Fisher, some coppery bronze, painted blanks made by a different supplier. Not many of them are still around.


Top
  
 
 Offline
PostPosted: 02/06/20 15:03 • # 5 
User avatar
Bamboo Fanatic

Joined: 12/23/07
Posts: 4769
Location: Sheridan, Wyoming
16pmd wrote:
Winston's graphite blanks came initially from J Kennedy Fisher (I think), then from G. Loomis and finally were made by Winston themselves.

Correct. I don't know where the transition from Fisher to Loomis happened but Winston started making their own at serial # 43,000.


Top
  
 
 Offline
PostPosted: 02/06/20 15:28 • # 6 
User avatar
Bamboo Fanatic

Joined: 12/23/04
Posts: 3264
I got a Winston Catalog from 1970's. I think it's from 1974 or 1975.
Here's there's no mention about the Stalker yet. But Fisher was already their supplier for the fiberglass blanks.

Image

Image

Image


A later (1977) catalog shows the Stalker (pictures from Fiberglass forum).
The Stalkers were the fiberglass equivalent of the Leetle Feller bamboo rods.

Image

Image


Top
  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  

  Page 1 of 1   [ 6 posts ] New Topic Add Reply

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: 3creeks and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group