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PostPosted: 05/17/20 10:48 • # 1 
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I have a San Francisco era Winston.
It’s an 8 1/2’ , 4 7/8ths oz. rod.
I don’t think it’s a hollow built rod, but then, I wouldn’t have a clue. lol
First off what line would you think the rod would be built for?
I’ve tried several, but just curious what others would say.

It also appears to have “brass” ferrules, was/is this something that Winston made, and used on their rods?
They have a good look, and feel about them.
I’m thinkin I could make those on my lathe.

Thanks
Jim


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PostPosted: 05/17/20 11:06 • # 2 
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Try a 6 or 7wt. What is serial#?
Dennis


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PostPosted: 05/17/20 11:06 • # 3 
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Are you sure it's not marked 4 1/8 oz.? The SF Winston catalogs I have do not list an 8 1/2 ft. two-piece 4 7/8 oz. rod.

If it's the former, it's a 5 wt. They did catalog a 4 3/4 oz. rod for a DT7 or WF8 line.

Most all SF Winstons were hollow built. If there's a patent number written in ink on your rod, it refers to their hollowing process.

Hope this helps.

Scott

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PostPosted: 05/17/20 11:19 • # 4 
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8 1/2’, 4 7/8ths oz, serial# 6800 or there about’s. lol
Jim


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PostPosted: 05/17/20 11:30 • # 5 
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Duronze I believe is the ferrule material. #6000 puts your rod in the late 1960's if I recall correctly. You can call Winston and get the actual production record if you would like.

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


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PostPosted: 05/17/20 11:44 • # 6 
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I owned and sold #6153 which Glenn said was built in 1946. I would say your rod was built by Stoner in 1952 or 1953. Try a 7wt. It should be a real cannon of a rod.
Dennis


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PostPosted: 05/17/20 14:05 • # 7 
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Had her out earlier this mornin, and I came to the same conclusion, throws a 7wt the best.

Jim


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PostPosted: 05/18/20 12:16 • # 8 
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I can’t comment on the consistency of Winston’s serial numbering but I have a 9’ 5oz rod with serial number 7265 (I fish it with a 7 wt line). According to Winston’s records it was finished April 1950.

-Dwight


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PostPosted: 05/18/20 12:54 • # 9 
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Beating a dead horse a bit here but a couple additional observations -

Agree this should be a Stoner era rod based on the serial #, Winston can confirm. Solid rods seem to have been a bit more common in the Stoner era, or at least I’ve seen more come up for sale.

Hollow rods will have the patent number on them.

Bet this is a great casting / fishing rod. Enjoy.

John


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PostPosted: 05/19/20 18:00 • # 10 
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I was assuming based on the discussion the rod was made after the patent was granted and to be truthful the fact that the patent wasn’t granted until 53 had slipped my mind - so you raise a good point, though not exactly graciously - no need for shouting.


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