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    dhoover8448

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    09/15/10


    09/18/10

    Reply from paveglass:

    mtmuddler,

    It is probably a 6 or 7 wt--that is where I would start.  My 315 is a 5/6 and casts very much like the later FF-70, 5 wt.  The 320 I have is much like the later FF756, 6 wt.  Try it with a 6 first and then try a 7 wt on it.  If you are mostly a graphite guy you may feel likes it casts okay with a lighter line but it will really come to life with a properly matched line.

    The 320 I have is also labeled "Featherweight" so you may be close.

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    mtmuddler

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    07/24/08

    Hi - First time on this site and thought I'd start off with a question. I build graphite and restore some bamboo but a friend brought me a fiberglass rod to look over the other day and I must admit, my glass knowledge is slim. Its a Fenwick Featherweight dual purpose rod (fly and spin) and the only marking
    on it was 7' 4oz. and 340-4. Its a 4 pc. I haven't had a chance to cast a line on it and was just trying to determine what weight it was. All google searches to date for old Fenwick legends have been for naught.
    Any idea what she has would be greatly appreciated. Meanwhile, back to the float tube, a 3wt. and a nice Montana grayling............ its tough, but somebody has to do it. - Jim

    07/26/08

    Reply from paveglass:

    Hello, that sounds like an interesting rod. The number 340-4 reminds me of the numbers they used on the early Grizzly Fenwicks. The 320 was a 7 ft 5 wt, the 320 was a 7 1/2 ft 6 wt, I have never seen 340-4 listed among fly rod blanks...though if it is a spin/fly blank...that may be the reason. I'd be inclined to try it with a 6 or 7 wt and see how it casts. All the best.

    paveglass

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