South Bend 5257 bamboo rod

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Smchang55
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South Bend 5257 bamboo rod

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Rod says made by south bend but I can’t find it in the catalogue on line in the forum. I have 3/1 nine footer. Help please.


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crowebeetle
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Re: South Bend 5257 bamboo rod

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It may be a kit rod. blank and parts ordered from SB and you put it together and varnish at home

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Webfly
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Re: South Bend 5257 bamboo rod

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Got photos???

jeffkn1
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Re: South Bend 5257 bamboo rod

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South Bend rods with 4-digit model numbers are not in the South Bend catalogs or any other reference, AFAIK. At least a couple times a year we are asked what those numbers indicate. That series could be a special makeup or promotion of some kind. Your guess is as good as ours.

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