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PostPosted: 05/15/20 17:09 • # 1 
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I received today a Beautiful 9' Phillipson Powr Pakt in 100% original condition. One thing that I noticed is that there is a guide just in front of the tip ferrule and also a guide just behind the mid female? I've never seen this before? Was this a common practice on Phillipson rods to protect the ferrule joint reducing stress at that point? That was the only conclusion I could conjure up.
One thing that I did note initially is that it is considerably heavier than my Edwards built 1312T Shakespeare 8-1/2'. The butt is more substantial on the Phillipson but from mid to tip the taper seems close, both having fine tips. I prefer longer rods as I mostly swing wets. I have an original Sage graphite 2 - 4711 for dries but love the old school method.


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PostPosted: 05/16/20 11:19 • # 2 
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Not sure why they did it but that is common with Phillipson rods.

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PostPosted: 05/16/20 18:13 • # 3 
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It was a Bill Phillipson thing that he continued from his Granger days. He had his reasoning and there have been a few theories...


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PostPosted: 05/16/20 19:56 • # 4 
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I've always had a soft spot for Granger's and may get one yet. I didn't realize that they shared that trait but will have a look. Thanks for the input.


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PostPosted: 05/17/20 10:33 • # 5 
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There are many similarities, with Phillipson's costing a bit less and generally being a good buy for the money.


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PostPosted: 05/20/20 15:39 • # 6 
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I took it out yesterday with a Sealey 3-1/2" Beaudex MW spooled with a Cortland "Modern Trout" WF6F and after a short familiarizing with how the casting stroke wanted to be, was really pleased that I was fortunate to have gotten it. I fished a Quill Gordon wet and had a 15 plus morning on a local stream. No "sockers" - 14" was the big one, but one did part my 4X coming out of the slack water into the current in a flash!
In the natural sunlight, this old rod is beautiful and can lay line out with ease. At 9' I had no issues on a smaller to medium sized stream. I was able to roll cast and side arm under low hanging branches as if I was using my Sage 4711. I think I like it.


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