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PostPosted: 03/23/20 09:15 • # 3241 
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I acquired this Heddon Thorobred Featherweight 8’0” with 0 ferrules the other day. Took it fishing yesterday. Just terrific.
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Blackdog, what line worked for you on the Heddon 8' 0f?

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PostPosted: 03/23/20 12:39 • # 3242 
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EastslopesTH wrote:
blackdog wrote:
I acquired this Heddon Thorobred Featherweight 8’0” with 0 ferrules the other day. Took it fishing yesterday. Just terrific.
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Blackdog, what line worked for you on the Heddon 8' 0f?

A 5 weight Sylk was perfect for me.


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PostPosted: 03/23/20 13:05 • # 3243 
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Thanks Blackdog, enjoy the rod.

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PostPosted: 03/25/20 19:41 • # 3244 
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I just joined the forum because I bought a quadrate bamboo.
I found your discussions interesting.
When I was a kid (1966) I lived on Union St, Bristol, Ct
That’s the same street that Horton Mfg was on.


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PostPosted: 03/25/20 19:50 • # 3245 
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There was small tackle shop on Union St owned by a man Ed named Walt Lassey. It was a fly fishing shop small and cluttered. I was fascinated
And used to look around and get in the way.
Someone said that Bill Edwards worked at Hortons and I wonder if he frequented this fly shop which was about 100 yards from Hortons.


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PostPosted: 03/25/20 19:55 • # 3246 
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Anyway I got the quadrate just because I it was a deal, I don’t fly fish
I’m looking to either flip it or fix it.


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PostPosted: 03/25/20 20:01 • # 3247 
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The quadrate I got is marked ‘Quadrate sixty’,, the rod is at my son’s house right now I’ll post pictures this weekend if anyone is interested in seeing it.
I know it needs at least a little repair work, I’ve only see photos myself at this point.


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PostPosted: 04/02/20 14:29 • # 3248 
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Here's a picture of a new Marty Karstetter hollow built 8'3" 3/2 4wt. 3 5/8oz. medium-fast action.

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PostPosted: 04/02/20 16:07 • # 3249 
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Beautiful rod, Dennis. I always admired his understated cosmetics. That rod has a lot of accolades. Let us know how it fishes when you get an opportunity.

-Dwight

P.S. I have his version of Payne’s Canadian Canoe rod and dying to use it but I haven’t been doing any big trout trips lately and seems sort of sacrilegious using for bass (and risky since bushwhacking is usually involved).


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PostPosted: 04/02/20 16:33 • # 3250 
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Nice rod Dennis! :)


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PostPosted: 04/02/20 19:34 • # 3251 
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ibookje wrote:
Nice rod Dennis! :)



DITTO! :)


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PostPosted: 04/04/20 18:48 • # 3252 
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Dennis,

I've got that Karstetter 3 5/8 oz rod in a 2 piece configuration. One of my go-to rods. It has that special balance of power and feel. I like mine with a Cortland Sylk #5. Here's mine on the W. Branch of the Delaware during a Green Drake hatch.

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PostPosted: 04/04/20 19:23 • # 3253 
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Thanks to all for the info and nice comments.

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PostPosted: 04/04/20 23:00 • # 3254 
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Dennis,

I've cast that same model and think it's an outstanding caster. A little on the fast side of medium fast and can also take a 5 line, but better, in my opinion with a 4. Of course it has the excellent understated finish that Marty's rods always have. It's been great on the Henry's Fork, where a rod that can push a light line and leader sometimes 40-45' into an afternoon breeze is what you need. Will also be a winner wherever the winds blow in the afternoon - like everywhere in the West!

Congrats!


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