David Ray's Taper Library

These are the tapers in David Ray's library, in the order that they appear. Enjoy!

  • Amherst Scarborough 8653 3/2 8.5 ft 5 wt 95 is actually 91 station. 5/6 line weight.
  • Anderson Don 510/52 7.8 ft 5 wt 7' 9"
  • Anderson Don 510/ 22 5.8 ft 2 wt Parentage was started by a Leonard #39. Evolved from there over 5-6 rods and several years. Have landed Cuts up to 19". No big fish so far
  • Baitcast 6'6" 6.5 ft 0 wt one piece 6'-6" grip section planed and allowed to stick out the end while the rest is planed. fast tip rods. my grips are quite long so that I can use my left hand to help while casting while using this long a rod. I'll send pictures to anyone who wants them.
  • Baitcast 6'6" three bucktail. 6.5 ft 0 wt Grip between 60 and 65 great musky light bucktail rod same as last 2 fast tip action.
  • Baitcast 6'6' 3/8-1/2 lures smaller 6.5 ft 0 wt grip between 60 65 Same as last taper only 3/8 to 1/2 oz. lures
  • Barnes Four Sider 7052 7 ft 5 wt This is George Barnes 4 sider rod submitted to the rodmakers list. Several makers have made this quad and really like it.
  • Bernard 7352 6.3 ft 5 wt This is a rod that Bernard built for me to fish the dowagiac creek behind his house. It is a sweet rod for small streams. I used this rod to catch a 29" Brown Trout on the Pere Marquette one evening with a hex fly. Cigar grip with thread wrapped up on grip. Gold wraps black tipping like was used on the 1000 series of rods from Heddon. For you tht don't know Bernard was in charge of the Bamboo rod shop at Heddon until they quit production of bamboo.
  • Bernard 7643 7.5 ft 4 wt
  • Bernard 7652 7.5 ft 5 wt This rod is 7' 6" and throws a 5 wt. line cigar grip gold with black trip wraps. Swell begins at 77"
  • Bogart Blueridge Banty Rod 4.9 ft 4 wt A good example of a quick little Banty that will t
  • Bogart Classic Wet Fly Rod 8.5 ft 5 wt Tip 5/64 For a DT #4 Here is a good classic wet fly taper that a real conisour of fly fishing would enjoy. It is truely a wet fly action - great for those soft hacles. Special Note on this rod/ All the snake guides on the tip are 2/0 and the mid are 1/0 with a 8 stripper on butt section. This rod will made a tuck cast very nicely and has been know to catch fish. So for those who want to explore the perusits of classis wet fly patterns and be able to fish the properly give this rod a try.
  • Bogart JJ Rod 7 ft 4 wt (This taper is one that was mic'd by Chris Bogart from his friends rod (J.J.). Even though I have not made this rod I understand it is sweet.) Chris --This is a taper based upon JJ's rod. Original measuremes were taken over varnish and adjusted. The rod is believed to be a Paul Young. There were several areas that I had to make interpretations of the taper and did some smoothing in hexrod to insure a good stress curve.
  • Bogart Shenandoah Special 9.5 ft 8 wt
  • Bogart Shenandoah Supreme Part 1 7.5 ft 4 wt
  • Bogart Shenandoah Supreme Part 2 7.5 ft 5 wt DT #5/6 wt line
  • Bogart Shenandoah Sweetheart 7 ft 4 wt DT #4
  • Bogart Yellow Rose 7022 7 ft 2 wt This is an excellent taper for a 7' 2/3 wt rod. This started out as my Shenandoah Lite and is now called "Yellow Rose". I named it after my signature fly shown on my homepare and also because I put Pink! silk wraps with yellows tipping on it (looks beautiful). I have fished this rod and it is a dream. A little longer rod that will power a 2 wt line nicely yet will cast leader only out to as far as you need to go on a mountain stream. It is as accurate as you want for a rod. The original taper given to me by Jon Parker was a one piece nodeless. I modified it and built it as a 2 piece nodeless. Chris loves the level taper on this rod.
  • Bogart Yellow Rose 7023 7 ft 2 wt Truncated Ferrules Tiptop 4.5 DT 2 Wt.
  • Bogart Yellow Rose 7033 7 ft 3 wt Tip 5/64
  • Bokstrom 9082 9 ft 8 wt Here's a taper for a 9ft 8wt rod which was designed by John Bokstrom. With it I have caught many British Columbia steelhead up to 25 pounds
  • Bowles 7042 Accidental 4 7 ft 4 wt
  • Brampton "Joe Frost" Tonga 9.4 ft 8 wt 55 is actually a 53 station. Do not know the line weight. Joe Frost was a well known guide in the 1950's and this was a rod made to his design specifically for Taupo conditions of fairly large fish fished downstream with a fairly large lure. it was considered one of the premium rod in its time. Walker Brampton was located close to Hardy and there was some movement of craftsmen between the two firms. Measured over varnish which looked fairly consistent but a second coat had been applied. Sllow around .006. I was surprised at the inconsistency between the flats. 99" handle 1 foot upward locking reel seat.
  • Brampton Walker Special 10 ft 8 wt Handle 12" uplocking reel seat. station 60 should be 58.
  • Bristol 8663 F7 8.5 ft 6 wt Posted by Reed Curry June 30 1995. varnish of .006 subtracted Butt swell not shown.
  • Calcutta No Name 8353 8.3 ft 5 wt The fllowing taper is from a no-name rod that has been refinished by many hands. This is an 8" 3
  • Calviello The Little Big In Millim 7 ft 4 wt Mini Metal Bamboo Ferrule System Power Fibers 13 Oct 2003 Measurements in Millimeters I will let you convert them.
  • Cattanach 6032 6 ft 3 wt DT 3
  • Cattanach 6033 6 ft 3 wt DT 3 wt
  • Cattanach 6042 6 ft 4 wt DT 4 wt
  • Cattanach 6043 6 ft 4 wt DT 4 wt
  • Cattanach 6322 6 ft 2 wt
  • Cattanach 6323 6.3 ft 2 wt
  • Cattanach 6332 6.3 ft 3 wt DT 3 wt
  • Cattanach 6333 6.3 ft 3 wt DT 3 wt
  • Cattanach 6342 6.3 ft 4 wt DT 4 wt
  • Cattanach 6343 6.3 ft 4 wt DT 4 wt
  • Cattanach 6632 6.5 ft 3 wt DT 3 wt
  • Cattanach 6633 6.5 ft 3 wt DT 3 wt
  • Cattanach 6642 6.5 ft 4 wt DT 4 Wt
  • Cattanach 703/42 7 ft 3 wt DT 3/4 wt
  • Cattanach 7042 7 ft 4 wt
  • Cattanach 7043 7 ft 4 wt Dt 4 wt
  • Cattanach 733/42 7.3 ft 3 wt DT 3/4 wt
  • Cattanach 733/43 7.3 ft 3 wt DT 3/4 wt
  • Cattanach 764/52 7.5 ft 4 wt DT 4/5 wt
  • Cattanach 764/53 7.5 ft 4 wt DT 4/5 Wt
  • Cattanach 7642 7.5 ft 4 wt DT 4 wt
  • Cattanach 7643 7.5 ft 4 wt DT 4wt
  • Cattanach 7652 (1) 7.5 ft 5 wt DT 5 wt
  • Cattanach 7652 (2) 7.5 ft 5 wt DT 5 wt
  • Cattanach 7653 (1) 7.5 ft 5 wt DT 5 wt
  • Cattanach 7653 (2) 7.5 ft 5 wt Dt 5 wt
  • Cattanach 792/32 7.8 ft 2 wt 2/3 wt
  • Cattanach 7942 7.8 ft 4 wt DT 4 wt
  • Cattanach 7943 7.8 ft 4 wt DT 4 wt
  • Cattanach 8052 8 ft 5 wt DT 5 wt
  • Cattanach 8053 8 ft 5 wt Dt #5
  • Cattanach 8062 8 ft 6 wt Dt 6 wt
  • Cattanach 8063 8 ft 6 wt DT 6wt
  • Cattanach Sir D 6322 6.3 ft 2 wt
  • Cattanach Sir D 6323 6.3 ft 2 wt
  • Cattanach Sir D 6342 6.3 ft 4 wt
  • Cattanach Sir D 6343 6.3 ft 4 wt
  • Cattanach Sir D 7042 7 ft 4 wt
  • Cattanach Sir D 7622 7.5 ft 2 wt
  • Cattanach Sir D 7623 7.5 ft 2 wt
  • Cattanach Sir D 7632 7.5 ft 3 wt
  • Cattanach Sir D 7633 7.5 ft 3 wt
  • Cattanach Sir D 7642 7.5 ft 4 wt
  • Cattanach Sir D 7643 7.5 ft 4 wt
  • Chubb 9' 3/2 9 ft 0 wt This is a slow full flex action of days gone by.
  • Const2able #82 Bromley England 8.2 ft 7 wt Tip is 54 3/4 inches long and the Butt is 45.25 inches long. Guides Tip from top 4 8.75 14 7/8 20.25 32.25 44.5 Butt Guides from ferrule 4.5 18
  • Constable R4 Woods Dual Two Butts 1 6 ft 4 wt Part 1 of a two butt rod yes a two butt rod. Do not know the line weight just a guess. Original notes. 0 is actually 1.75 - .0705. 5 is 5.5 - .080. 10 is 10.5 - .097. The 50 station is actually a 49. The first butt measurement is not 55 but 53.
  • Constable R4 Woods Dual Two Butts 2 6.8 ft 5 wt Not sure of Line weight just a guess. This is part two get the tip and the notes from part 1. Again the first measurement on the butt is not at 55 but at 53 and is the same as 55 .234.
  • Constable RH Wood 7052 7 ft 5 wt This is a staggered rod. The Ferrule is at 51 1/8. Original has 1.5 - .085. 14 - .141 16 - .150 29 - .185 40.25 - .217
  • Constable RH Woods of Bromley 7.5' 7.5 ft 6 wt Top is 52 1/8 inches long and the Butt 39.5 inches long Tip guides from top 4 9 14.75 22 30 1/8 39 48 Butt Guides from ferrule 7.5 18.75 #769
  • Constable Small 6022 6 ft 2 wt Sorry Not sure of the line weight or length this is all I have.
  • Constable Wisp 6031 6 ft 3 wt From the Stan Smartt Collection and had heavy varnish have already subtracted .004 the measurements. Stripper 9" down from the ferrule.
  • Cross 7.5' Very Rare 7.5 ft 4 wt Medium Fast action rod. I also attached a photo. The hanging tag states: No. 0708 style 123 wt. 3.7oz line H.F.H. split bamboo hand made. Measured over varnish (deduct .003") guide spacing : 4 3/4
  • Cross 71161 7.9 ft 6 wt Top 5/64 Total length of reel seat and cork grip is 8 3/4 inches but they reccomend a 7 inch cork grip on the rod. HDH line recommended even though you may think it is too heavy. Butt section has one stripping guide 29 3/8 from the end and 1 snake 10 3/8 from stripping guid. Tip section 5 snake guides 9 1/4 7 7/8 7 and 6 3/8 to center from the snake guide on butt secion when rod is assembled. This is one remarkable rod.
  • Cross Bass 9063 9 ft 6 wt
  • Cross Bataviakill (Sylph) 7 ft 5 wt First identified as Cross Sylph Posted by Tom Smithwick Sept 11 1996.
  • Cross Dry 8053 8 ft 5 wt
  • Cross South Bend 359 8.5 ft 5 wt
  • Cross South Bend Sylph 7.5 ft 5 wt South Bend Single built Cross Sylph. Submitted by Bob Malucci Aug 19 1998
  • Cross Sylph 7052 7 ft 5 wt
  • Cross Syph #2 7052 7 ft 5 wt
  • Danny's Norweigan Rod 9072 9 ft 7 wt Danny's norwegian rod 9' 7 Wt. A hollow butt rod quite light powerful and relatively fast action but not as fast as a Dickerson 8015 guide special. # 7. It is 9' 0" Measured over relatively light varnish say .003 to .004. Section measurements averaged but variation usually within .002 Hollowed section had a diameter of .194 at the bottom of the butt about half of the total cross section
  • Degree Digger Ice Cream Parlor Hol 6.8 ft 2 wt Digger 2 wt. 6'9" "Ice Cream Parlor Hole Special" Varnish is already taken off. I would ask that if you make this rod please do it only for your personal use. Although I never meet Mr Degere I have been told by excellent sources that he did not wish for his tapers to be used in any way other than for the personal use of the rodmakers themselves. I can live with that and I am sure you all can too. Thanks very much. Guide spacing: 4 8.25 14.125 20.25 26.75 34.75 2.375 9.75 17" (stripper)
  • DeLespinay Josselin Hollow 8.5 ft 8 wt In issue #32 of the planning form. Listed as a 6 wt but seems to like a 8 wt better. Designed to be built hollow.
  • Dennis 6062 6/7 wt. 6 ft 6 wt Andrew-Here's a 6' that will cast an entire Lee Wulff Triangle taper 6/7 (not by me I can only get about 60' out but the local fly shop manager has been down to the backing!). This was the first rod taper I designed. It wasn't supposed to be a 7wt but it wasn't happy with a 4 5 or 6. Started to cast well with a DT6 and really iked the TT6/7. I've cast it with an orvis WF7 wonderline and it liked that too
  • Devine Fairy Rod 7633 7.5 ft 3 wt Supplied to me by Rich Margiotta. All cork reel seat. He subtracted .004 for varnish (his tapers read station 85 as 81?).
  • Devine Rainbow #R 4455 8643 8.5 ft 4 wt Sweet to cast and light in hand. Also cast a 5 wt. On a stress graft looks similar to a leonard 50 df but with a stiffer tip.
  • Devine Special (#R5089) 9' 3/2 4 WF 9 ft 4 wt Here is the taper for a 9' 3/2 Divine Special (# R5089) which works well with a #4 WF line.The rod weighs 4 7/8 oz and has a very smooth medium slow action. It makes a nice presentation at a fair distance. Steep swell
  • Devine Special Dry Fly #27952 9.5 ft 5 wt 5/6 weight
  • Dickerson 6611 (1948) 6.5 ft 4 wt Measured over original varnish. Deduct .004 inch from butt and tips for varnish. This is a nice useful short rod. May seem short but the 4 weight line is sufficient for any cast.
  • Dickerson 7012 7 ft 4 wt Posted by Tom Nigro on 22 Jan 2000 Varnish of .004 subtracted from tip and .006 from butt Butt swell not included May take a stepdown ferrule
  • Dickerson 7613 version 1 7.5 ft 5 wt From Howells Book. 1952 version:
  • Dickerson 7613 version 2 7.5 ft 5 wt Howell's book 1970 Version Guide spacing: 4 5/16 9 5/16 14 13/16 20 3/4 27 1/8 33 3/16 40 9/16 46 7/8 54 3/16 63 5/8 (stripper) Guide Sizes: 2/0 2/0 2/0 2/0 2/0 1/0 1/0 1/0 1/0 8mm Agate Stripper.
  • Dickerson 8013 8 ft 5 wt
  • Dickerson 8014 8 ft 6 wt Taper supplied by Tom Fulk to Corbett Lake Rodmakers gathering in 1996.
  • Dickerson 8015 8 ft 7 wt
  • Dickerson 801611 8 ft 5 wt
  • Dickerson 8615 8.5 ft 7 wt Posted by Gary Lohkamp on Jan 15 1997
  • Dickerson 8615 4pc #3 IF 8.5 ft 7 wt
  • Dickerson 8615 4pc #4 IF 8.5 ft 7 wt
  • Dickerson 8615 4pc. #1 IF 8.5 ft 7 wt 0 /11/.097/.049/34 30/5/.166/.083/0 Given in Rod inches from Tip/MHM Station/measurement/1/2 5/10/.107/.054/29 measurement/MHM dial reading. 10/9/.120/.060/23 15/8/.135/.068/15 20/7/.150/.075/8 25/6/.166/.083/0
  • Dickerson 8615 4pc. #2 IF 8.5 ft 7 wt
  • Dickerson 861711 8.5 ft 6 wt This is a nice casting Dickerson - Taper taken from Rod owned by Dennis Higham and basic diamensions of taper confirmed by rod owned by Chris Bogart.
  • Dickerson Mystery 8053 8 ft 5 wt Powerful 5 wt that seems to be an unknown Dickerson taper. I'll post the original Mystery Rod Taper as soon as I can find it. For those who are interested here's the three piece version. It's a powerful 5 weight which will cast a whole line in the right hands. Not at all parabolic much "faster" action. Fished with it extensively this past weekend and found that the very soft tip (.051) helps me prevent breaking off the 7x tippet I found necessary for spooky fish Again thanks to Dennis Higham for sharing this taper with me!! Harry
  • Digger 6822 6.8 ft 2 wt My favorite rod that I own. A great two weight. Has a delicate 6
  • Digger Degere Taper from Ron Barch 7 ft 4 wt This Taper was provided by Ron Barch - described as a 4/5 wt Fast Action rod.
  • Digger Delicate 6622 6.8 ft 2 wt Or 3 wt
  • Digger Discent 70/2/32 7 ft 2 wt
  • Digger Fast 7042 7 ft 4 wt 4/5 weight line
  • Digger Ice Cream Parlor Special 6.8 ft 2 wt My favorite rod that I own. A great two weight. Has a delicate 6
  • Digger Pretty Darn Good Rod 7 ft 4 wt This taper was taken from Digger's notebook by Fred Moran to be the Catskill Gathering 2000's rod taper. The note Digger had put with it said
  • Divine Standard Trout Special 7 ft 4 wt Posted to Rodmakers by Chris McDowell. Dramatic swelled butt.Here's a taper taken without varnish from a three piece Divine 7' fly rod. Not sure of the history of this rod. The ferrules are turn of the century and the reelseat is from the 1920's. I think it is a Standard Trout special ordered in the shorter 7' length. Labels are gone. No I don't know the casting characteristics or line wt. recommendation.
  • Edwards 7633 3/4 wt Quad 7.5 ft 3 wt Station 30 was a ferrule- The action is light and quite smooth but slow. 75 is acturally 74.
  • Edwards 7652 #2 5/6 wt. 7.5 ft 5 wt From a measured autographed line on the list serve.
  • Edwards Favorite 7653 5/6 wt 7.5 ft 5 wt Station 30 is a ferrule Station 20 had 205 which has to be a mistake. I estimated. Station 75 should be 74 where the swell begins. This is a real power rod
  • Edwards No 25 Quadrate 7042 7 ft 4 wt from Chris McDowell
  • Edwards No 35 Quadrate 8663 8.5 ft 6 wt from Chris Mc Dowell
  • Edwards No 42 Quadrate 7652 7.5 ft 5 wt Guide spacing tip: 4
  • Edwards No 50 Quadrate 8053 8 ft 5 wt I like a Wulff TT 5/6 with it. Measurements were taken over varnish so deduct .004-.005. Notice hat the butt is slightly swelled. It casts well with It casts well with
  • Edwards No 51 Quadrate 7153 7.1 ft 5 wt from Rich Colo
  • Edwards Quadrate 9'073 9 ft 7 wt Here is the taper for the 9' Edwards Quadrate I brought to Roscoe. It is a three piece 7/8 weight. A real canon.
  • Fario 8552 5/6 8.4 ft 5 wt Impregnated and built by Sharps of Aberdeen 0 measurement is 1.25 - .086 50 is 49 .236. 52.5 is 2.48 55 is actually 57.5 - .267
  • Fario Ritz Club 8062 8 ft 6 wt The 75-inch station is a little odd because it is actually smaller than the 70-inch station. In addition Charles Ritz says in A Fly Fisher's Life that the rod was 8' 5
  • Farlow Norm Thompson 7052 7 ft 5 wt Taper submitted to list Dec 1997 - impregnated rod guide spacing: 4 3/4 12 1/4 19 5/8 28 7/8 37 7/8 49 1/2 and 62 1/2.
  • Farolows of Aberdeen Lee Wulff Ulti 5.8 ft 0 wt Lee Wulff Ultimate #1218 5'10 1/4" 1 5/8 oz then the Handle Handle 4" long ( true4"long !!) Reel seat cork 3 1/4"long with two aluminium sliding bands Rings spaced as follows when indexed from tiptop British HC Snakes at 4914 1/42127 34 and 44"for the Butt ring(10mm Mildrum type) Rod whipped in Royal Blue. I have cast this rod with a 5# line and I simply must have one......so much so that I have offered to The Lee Wulff Ultimate is a one piece taper.........Paul B All Lee Wulffs cane rods were impregnated
  • FE Thomas 66-4 6652 6.5 ft 5 wt 5.25 grip 3.25 seat. Needs step down ferrule. Posted by Marty DeSapio.
  • FE Thomas 9632 9.5 ft 6 wt Just took in a 9' 6" F.E Thomas Special rod for restoring. It's a 3/2 and I guess about a 6/7 weight. 3.6" all N/S slide band reel seat and 6.5" largish torpedo grip. Measured over varnish. About a million intermediate wraps. Best looking ferrules I've ever seen sizes 19 and 13
  • FE Thomas Special 9673 9.5 ft 7 wt
  • Fink Bill 7032 Penta 7 ft 3 wt The dimensions below are the inner circle dimensions which are the dimensions to be planed to divided by 2 of course. These will not be the dimensions you measure flat- to- point on the finished rod.. These are the working dimensions for making the rod
  • Fink Bill 7341 4/5 wt 1 Pc Penta 7.3 ft 4 wt OK - Here is Bill Fink's penta taper. It's a 7'3" 4-5 weight. It is very crisp and accurate a wonderful DF rod. The numbers are the STRIP dimensions ie. the planing form settings. Bill built this as a one piece and I suggest you do the same if you possibly can. Can you do that on a Morgan Mill? Maybe Bill would consider running a two piece taper for the vechicle length or planing form impaired
  • Fink Bill 7342 7.3 ft 4 wt The dimensions below are the inner circle dimensions which are the dimensions to be planed to divided by 2 of course. These will not be the dimensions you measure flat- to- point on the finished rod.. These are the working dimensions for making the rod
  • Fink Bill 7652 7.5 ft 5 wt The dimensions below are the inner circle dimensions which are the dimensions to be planed to divided by 2 of course. These will not be the dimensions you measure flat- to- point on the finished rod.. These are the working dimensions for making the rod
  • Fink Bill 7342 Penta 7.3 ft 4 wt It is very crisp and accurate a wonderful DF rod. The numbers are the STRIP dimensions ie. the planing form settings. Bill built this as a one piece and I suggest you do the same if you possibly can. Can you do that on a Morgan Mill? Maybe Bill would consider running a two piece taper for the vechicle length or planing form impaired?
  • Gale & Sons Barnstaple 13' 11/2 Spe 13.1 ft 0 wt 120-.508 125-.538 130-543. Grip totals 25" long ferrules were heavy bronze w/ 11/4 turn helix for locking. No line weight given
  • Garrison 193 6.8 ft 4 wt 4 tiptop
  • Garrison 201 7 ft 5 wt 4 tiptop
  • Garrison 201E 7 ft 5 wt 4 tiptop
  • Garrison 202E 7 ft 5 wt 4 tiptop
  • Garrison 204E 7.3 ft 4 wt 4 tiptop
  • Garrison 206 7.5 ft 5 wt 4 tiptop
  • Garrison 209 7.5 ft 5 wt 4.5 tiptop
  • Garrison 209E 7.8 ft 5 wt
  • Garrison 212 8 ft 6 wt 4.5 tiptop
  • Garrison 212E 8 ft 6 wt 4.5 tiptop
  • Garrison 215 8.5 ft 8 wt 4.5 tiptop
  • Garrison 221 8.8 ft 7 wt 5 tiptop
  • Garrison Model 193 6.8 ft 4 wt
  • Garrison Model 212 8 ft 6 wt
  • Garrison Model 221 8.8 ft 7 wt
  • George Maurer 7042 7-4 7 ft 4 wt from George's rodmaking class. A wonderful taper. Crisp dry fly action.
  • Gierach Clark Best 8652 8.5 ft 5 wt 8'6" for 5 wt. Varnish already deducted. Posted to list sometime back...Bob (ps. got PayPal tonight will send off CD asap probably tomorrow morning.)
  • Gillum 7853 5/6 7.7 ft 5 wt 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 31 Butt .354 .354 .342 .300 .284 .264 .254 .252 Mid .248 .246 .238 .226 .218 .200 .178 .166 Tip .162 .152 .140 .126 .110 .082 .065 .064 The above are the origianal measurements from The Lovely Reed With the step down ferrules you can see the drops from section to section which hex rod cannot adaquately note.
  • Gillum 6 1/2 6.5 ft 0 wt This 6 1/2' gillum had near perfect (within .001") flat to flat consistancy when I miked it at Lang's.The other rods (including the 6' Gillum) I miked didn't. I already deducted .004" for varnish .Nice rod! 0-35 tip 40 begins 0 for butt. 39.5 is 165 on tip. 31.5 is the beginning of the grip on the butt.
  • Gillum 6' 2/2 DT #4 1-175 0 ft 4 wt Station 40 .171 is the 0 point of the butt section. 6' 2/2 DT #4 H.S. Gillum Serial # 1-715 (.004" already deducted for varnish)
  • Gillum 7043 4/5 wt. 7 ft 4 wt 0 5 10 15 20 25 28 Butt .314 .312 .306 .286 .264 .238 .229 Mid .224 .212 .202 .192 .184 .171 .166 Tip .156 .142 .126 .106 .092 .078 .066 This is an interpretation from The Lovely Reed and then run through hexrod. Which cannot note step down fer
  • Gillum 7662 7.5 ft 6 wt Posted to Rodmakers by Rob Hoffhines This rod originally used a step down that was .210 at the top and 220 at the base. It is a powerful rod that will cast a 5 wt. A fast but too unyielding rod.
  • Gillum 8062. 8 ft 6 wt Taper submitted by Rob Hoffhines to rodmakers list in Jan 1998.Taper taken from original Gillum varnished subtacted and built and used by Rob. fair on the casting lawn and when you roll cast and fish it it is amazing. I really like mine a lot. Bob Maulucci have to second Bob on the Gillum 8'6" it is a fovorite here in Oregon.
  • Gillum 8672 8.5 ft 7 wt 0 385 258 30 322 160 5 385 242 35 310 136 10 380 223 40 288 127 15 375 212 45 277 104 20 358 193 50 264 093 25 354 174 51 262 086
  • Glould Ray Model RR-93 7.5 ft 4 wt Action Fast
  • Grainger Aristocrat 9063 9 ft 6 wt Guide spacing: 5 11/16 12 3/16 19 3/16 26 5/8 34 5/8 38 7/16 48 1/2 59 1/16 Stripper at 19 1/16. Taper submitted to rodmakers Dec 1997.
  • Granger 7' Aristocrat 7042 7 ft 4 wt Planing Form #50
  • Granger 7042 7' 4 wt. 7 ft 4 wt Stations not mention before 42 .168 43 .206 and the swell begins at 71.5 a hair different from the taper archive. 3.25 reel seat 6.5 inch grip hammer handle
  • Granger 76?? 7.5 ft 0 wt Planing Form #50
  • Granger 8642 8'6 8.5 ft 5 wt Planing Form #50 The two tapers listed in the rodmakers archives differ quite a bit form each other as well as from the one in the taper archives. As far as I know Granger only made one model of 8 1/2 footer (except for custom orders) and that was the 8642. According to Sinclair that was designated a 5 wt. I understand that their tapers did change over time or were "refined
  • Granger 8683 8.5 ft 8 wt Swell begins at 91.5 .380 No Idea on line weight.
  • Granger Aristocrat 3/2 Wright & McG 8.5 ft 5 wt Second tip. 0 .060 5 .078 10 .086 15 .096 20 .116 25 .126 30 .156 This rod with the heavy tip works well with a %% 5f line. Will cast a lot of line easily. The light tip is an enigma to me. I think it is for a wet fly action. It is very soft but cast a 3 wt line well at close distances.
  • Granger Aristocrat 9053 9 ft 6 wt The table below shows the numbers I took off of a W&M Granger Aristocrat GA9053. This is the heaver 9' 5-3/4 ounce version not the lighter weight GA9050 9' 5 ounce rod. The table has guide face the face to the left and the face to the right. The last column is the average. I DID NOT deduct for varnish.
  • Granger Favorite 80?? 8 ft 0 wt Planing Form #50
  • Granger Goodwin Special 7642 7.5 ft 4 wt
  • Granger Goodwin Special 8673 8.5 ft 7 wt
  • Granger Goodwin Victory 7042 7 ft 4 wt
  • Granger Victory Wright-McGill 8653 8.5 ft 5 wt Posted by Tom Smithwick May 15 1998 "A pleasant moderate action" varnish subtracted.
  • Grantham Ron 120/63 ETSpey 10 ft 6 wt 120-.465 125-480 130-.495 135-.510 140-.525 144-.537 ET is Electrical Tape This rod has three sections and was made specifically for floating lines and skating deer hair flies for west coast steelhead. The rod is a bit too soft for heavy sinking lines and large flies. It was also designed to be hollow-built with spliced ferrules. I use a Rio Mid-Spey 6/7 line and can routinely Spey-cast 80-90 feet with it. The joints have a 25:1 slope tapering to .060". The spliced ferrule overlaps are: butt to mid: 7.86"; mid to tip: 4.57". The finished rod should be exactly 12 feet long. The joints are held together with transparent tape
  • Halstead 8653 3/2 5wt? 8.5 ft 5 wt
  • Halstead Light Action 7653 7.5 ft 5 wt Reed Curry provided this taper
  • Hardy Banty A & F 4442 4.3 ft 4 wt 1 oz rod.
  • Hardy CC de France 8052 8 ft 5 wt Posted by John Cooper June 6 1998
  • Hardy CC de France 8062 8 ft 6 wt Posted to Rodmakers by Shawn Pineo. Made in 1950. 10.75
  • Hardy CC de France 8072 8 ft 7 wt Ted Knott's Hardy taper. The BEST rod I casted at the Catskill Gathering and I casted a whole bunch of fantastic rods. Bob M.
  • Hardy Fairy 96?3 9.5 ft 0 wt Handle 10" uplocking reel.
  • Hardy JJH Triumph Palakona 8962 8.8 ft 6 wt 5 3/8 11 18 25 1/4 32 1/2 (at top end of ferrule) 36 1/4 (at bottom end of ferrule) 44 1/4 52 1/4 62 7/8 Stripping guide at 72 5/8 and tip is 52.75" (an inch too long for marked size?) The rod has a nice light feeling in hand although it was dark before I untubed it. Almost too dark to cast. I will let anyone interested know how it casts tomorrow. It felt good but I could not see the line moving. Anyone ever seen this model before? I hope to try it out this weekend on little steelies. I am afriad the agate tip top is too small for a modern line. I used a silk to test it tonight.
  • Hardy Marvel 7643 7.5 ft 4 wt Several people have asked me to post the dimensions of the Hardy "Marvel" rod. Hardy listed this rod at 2 3/4 oz. and advertised it as the worlds lightest practical fishing rod. The rod has a very light full flexing action. I used a #4 line on mine. I first measured this rod in 1980 over varnish. A year later I bought the rod stripped it and remeasured over the cane. The forms I was using in those days were 6" centres before the Garrison book popularized 5" centres. Here are the dimensions.
  • Hardy Palakona 8972 8.8 ft 7 wt Varnish not subtractred sections are 53" 0 is acturally 1.25 @ .093
  • Hardy Palakona The Fairy Rod 9063 9 ft 6 wt 18 Ferrule may work better. Signed 'The Fairy Rod' and was built in 1929.
  • Hayashida 5042 5 ft 4 wt this is a very specialized rod. I love it for the small overgrown streams that I made it for. Some people hate it - but usually when they try it in a parking lot or casting pond they immediately try to cast it 40 -50 feet IT WAS NOT MADE FOR THAT! This rod was made to cast less than 15 - 20 feet most of the time. The tip is soft - for short casts again - so most guys say it is too tippy. Remember what it was made for. You will need a planing form capable of doing a swelled butt between the 40 and 50 stations. I use a short 6 inch handle and regular reel seat so together they should not be longer than 9 - 10 inches. This is
  • Hayashida 5042 5 ft 4 wt This is the 3/4/5 weight version. As I said in my previous message it is hard to pin down the exact line weight because it depends on the length of your average cast at the place you are fishing at. For instance 1 stream I go to I know I will not be casting more than 20 feet. I will use a 5 wt. because I'll never be casting more than the front taper of the line. In another stream I like to go to in the Sierra Mtns. I know I will be trying to cast 30 - 40 every once and awhile then I will use the 3 or 4 wt. line This is a one piece but cutting it in half and putting
  • Heddon #125 8053 8 ft 5 wt Butt Swell Not shown Mo measurements between 25 and 35. Unvarnished blank. Posted by Don Burns on May 18 1998
  • Heddon #13 8053 8 ft 5 wt 62.25 is .269 68 is .288 This rod was measured over varnish
  • Heddon #14 7643 7.5 ft 4 wt Tiptop 4.5 Really excellent 4 wt rod. Medium Fast action with a very pleasant feel. From the collection of Barry Ingram. 80 is actually 78 where the swell begins to .450
  • Heddon #14 8053 8 ft 5 wt Posted by Don Burns May 18 1998 from an unvarnished rod.
  • Heddon #17 8'033 3/2 8 ft 3 wt Butt swell starts at 84" Here is the taper for the Model #17 1 1/2F Extra Lite Trout rod. This casts well with a #3 333 DT line. Also tried an F silk level line that casts well. 1 1/2 F (16/64) butt ferrule 10/64 tip ferrule. Black tenite (3 1/2") downlocking reel seat. Pyralin butt cap. N/S hardware. 5 1/2" reverse wells cork grip Same pattern as the Model 50 President only smaller. Black wraps with orange tipping. All measurements taken with 1/2" Starret mic using pressure release. All varnish was removed. Tips are mirrored and so little difference between the two tips I am only showing one measurement.
  • Heddon #50 President 8663 8.5 ft 6 wt Butt swell not shown. Also has a heavy tip not in my notes. Posted by Fritz Wiese on Oct 31 1998.
  • Heddon 125 8053 8 ft 5 wt
  • Heddon 20 Bill Stanley Favorite 7.5 ft 5 wt Bill Stanley Favorite Featherweight
  • Heddon 60?2 2/2 6 ft 0 wt A very rare a neat 6' Heddon. Rod has the Typical plastic reelseat but the grip has a factory installed elevated thumb rest as found on Marvin Hedges Heddon Rods. Rod is more of a miniuture trout rod than a midge rod.
  • Heddon Black Beauty #17 8653 8.5 ft 5 wt Swell begins at 89 inches .346 Designed for an HDH or E which is a 6 DT.
  • Heddon Black Beauty (Model 17) 7652 7.5 ft 5 wt A classic rod - favorite of many.
  • Heddon Black Beauty 8653 5/6 8.5 ft 5 wt Unvarnished rod and averaged. Each section is 34.5 inches. Grip is 6.75 inches and reel seat 3.5
  • Heddon Black Beauty 9053 9 ft 5 wt swell begins at 98 @ .344 This is orange wraps black tipping. Allow .004 on tips and .006 on mid and butt on varnish. Full wells grip bakelite reelseat. Nice slow action rod and a real pleasure to fish.
  • Heddon Folsum 7042 7 ft 4 wt
  • Heddon Premier #115 8663 8.5 ft 6 wt Butt swell not shown. Sumitted by Rick Crenshaw on April 13 1998
  • Hoergaard HC 120/93 Spey 12 ft 9 wt 120-.515 125-.530 130-.552 135-.570 140-.590 144-.600. double built
  • Hoergaard Alta 140/133 14 ft 13 wt 120-.5 125- .583 130- .600 131- .608 sart of the handle Varnish not subtracted
  • Hoergaard Tana 136/103 Spey 13.5 ft 10 wt 120 - 564 125-583 130-.600 131-.608
  • Hunt Maxwell Leonard 6' 3/2 #4 Butt 6 ft 4 wt 16.5" .270 start of swell 17.5" .310 start of grip 20 .310?under grip . 24.5" .310? " " " 4" grip 3" C&R seat
  • Hunt Maxwell Leonard 6' 3/2 #4 Mid 6 ft 4 wt 25 is actually a 24.5
  • Hunt Maxwell Leonard 6' 3/2 #4 Tip 6 ft 4 wt 25 is actually 24.5 rod has the quick action typical of the Hunt series but is a true 4 wt. with enough delicacy to make small fish enjoyable. A great taper (at least in my book)! The swelled butt is impossible with a standard planing form (it can be averaged)and this taper as written needs step down ferrules(which also can be averaged). Marty DeSapio
  • Irgins Quadrate 6042 6 ft 4 wt
  • Ketchman 6632 6.5 ft 3 wt Fred's outstanding little rod - taper taken at Grayling Gathering over varnish.
  • L & C Delux 7642 7.5 ft 4 wt TipTop #5 Swell Begins at 76 .278 at 79 it is .378
  • Lamberson 7.5' Rectangular Width 7.5 ft 4 wt
  • Lamberson 7642 Rectangular Height 7.5 ft 4 wt
  • LeClair Dave 5012 5 ft 1 wt Gary I have a taper for a five foot-one weight. I've built three of these rods so far and they are a dream to fish with. I caught a thirteen inch brown with mine about a month ago. Boy what a fight. The other two that I built for a couple of older gentlemen have hooked and landed trout up to sixteen inch with there rods. This is a five foot two piece.
  • Lee Wulff 6' Midge 6 ft 5 wt Tip is 36.25 But is 37 Actual measurments 0 .074 2 .079 5 .090 10 .106 15 .118 20 .134 25 .154 30 .165 34 .181 40 .184 Butt 0 .196 2 .197 5 .200 10 .213 15 .217 20 .224 25 .236 30 .238 35 .238 40 .238 Stripper 8MM 13.5. Grip starts at 29.75
  • Leonard 38 7042 7 ft 4 wt Since people were requesting it figured I might as well post this to list this is the taper I used to build my dad's rod (I think I got it from an old Planing Form??) I got several others that I think were actually confused with 38L and 38H models. Leonard 38 ACM c. 1960 7'0" 2 pc 4 wt (measured over bare bamboo)
  • Leonard - Tournament Rod 8 ft 3 wt Taper taken form an excellent casting rod owned by Chris Bogart. Original rod has been shown at several rodmakers gatherings.
  • Leonard 100/53 10 ft 5 wt Here's the early 1900's 5 wt 3 pc. Leonard. If you run it through hexrod and look at the stress curve you will see a typical wet fly curve
  • Leonard 36L Baby Catskill 6 ft 4 wt I think the Baby Catskill Bob is talking about is the 36L. 6' 2/2 1 oz. > #1/2 line. Marty Don - To the best of my recollection it was a 4 weight but it might have been a 3 also. I never cast the rod just did some repair work and got the measurements in the process Bob This was measured over varnish a long time ago. You will have to figure out ferrule lengths as did not note them. Section length is 28 1/2" 3 3/8" reel seat .650 dia; 4 1/2" grip .700 dia at reel seat .750 in center .250 at rod shaft.
  • Leonard 37H Prefire 6 ft 3 wt The one I miked (and own ) is quite delicate. The hanging tag states 37H (prefire). Here it is without varnish. Marty Leonard #37H 6' 2/2 #3 (will also handle a #2) 28.5" .220 start of grip
  • Leonard 38 ACM 1960 7' 7 ft 4 wt
  • Leonard 39 DH 7.5 ft 4 wt Posted by James Wilcox 16 June 1998. Varnish 0.004 subtracted. Watch for butt swell. Butt swell not shown; see documentation
  • Leonard 39L 7.5 ft 4 wt Leonard 39L - 7ft 6in 4wt 2pc Posted by James Wilcox June 16 1998 Varnish of 0.004 subtracted. Butt swell not shown; see documentation.
  • Leonard 40 Letort 8 ft 4 wt The rod is a Leonard 8' 0
  • Leonard 49 7.5 ft 5 wt
  • Leonard 50 DF Tournament #2 rod 8 ft 5 wt This is the ''mystery rod'' from the 1996 Grayrock gathering. Posted by Richard Tyree July 7 1996. There were 2 tips which seemed about the same so I roughly averaged the 3x2 measurements. Varnish thickness of 0.006 subtracted. The original posting has guild spacing also.
  • Leonard 50 DF Tournament 3 pc 8 ft 5 wt
  • Leonard 50 DF Tournament Tip 1 8 ft 5 wt Not sure of the line weight.
  • Leonard 50 DF Tournament Tip 2 8 ft 5 wt See tip 1 for guide spacing and butt
  • Leonard 51 HW 9 ft 7 wt
  • Leonard 6' 10" 4/5wt 6.8 ft 4 wt
  • Leonard 6' 4wt 6 ft 4 wt Leonard blank built by Bob Taylor Guide spacing: 4 8 7/8 14 20 26 32 1/2 39 7/8 stripper 47 3/4.
  • Leonard 7' 2pc 2/3 wt 7 ft 2 wt This is a very light rod only 1 3/4 oz.
  • Leonard 7' 3 pc 4wt 7 ft 4 wt 26.75 - .136 mid 2 inches from ferrule - .1375 26.5 mid - 205 Butt from ferrule. 1.75 - .211 18 - .281 Guide spacing Tip 4 1/8 9.75 16.25 23 1/8 Mid 1 5/8 9.25 16.75 24 5/8 Butt 6.5
  • Leonard 76-4 7.5 ft 4 wt 5.5
  • Leonard 8' 6wt 8 ft 6 wt An unknown Leonard model sent to rodmakers list oct 1999. A very nice casting rod that will throw a lot of line.
  • Leonard Catskill 7 ft 2 wt According to Keane in his "Classic Rods& Rodmakers" the "Fairy Catskill" appeared in 1894. It was 8'2" long and weighed 2oz and it was3 piece! The "Fairy" designation because of the extreme light weight. Devine made a "Fairy' rod also...came out in 1917. It was a 7'6
  • Leonard Catskill 38L 7 ft 2 wt Hi all Here is the taper from a prefire Leonard that went thru my shop. Measured over varnish (deduct .003").Taper works well with non step down (super swiss)ferrules.Neat little grip. Very delicate a true 1or 2 wt. Not really a fan of 1 or 2 wt. rods but somebody must be. Guides from tip top: 5
  • Leonard Catskill 5'6" 5.5 ft 2 wt Line one is tip line 2 is butt 35 on tip is actually 33.5 on the butt the grip begins at 25.5 with 40 as 0 @ .173 Here is #12 in the auction catalog (5 1/2' Leonard Catskill ). The rod is similar to the 6' #36L very delicate but in a shorter length which will handle a #2 line. Neat little rod for those Appalachain Brookies . 5 1/2' 2/2 #2 postfire Leonard Catskill
  • Leonard Catskill 764/52 7.5 ft 5 wt
  • Leonard Model 39 8 ft 4 wt
  • Leonard Model 50 8 ft 6 wt
  • Leonard Model 50 1/2 Tournament 8.5 ft 5 wt
  • Leonard Mystery 8 ft 0 wt
  • Leonard Prefire 36H/37H 6 ft 3 wt Hi All Here is a taper from a Leonard 36H/37H for you short rod nuts (as I am). I have seen this 6' 2pc. model marked 36H or 37H. I have been told by an ex. Leonard employee that the salesman in the retail stores would fill out the hanging tag as the rods were sold so many are mismarked. This rod was made in the 1950's and is sweet.A much nicer fishing tool than the 36L which at 1 oz is very impractical. This rod handles a #3 very nicely. .223 is at 28.75 at the beginning of the grip. 4 1/2" Grip 3 1/8" Butternut C&R seat
  • Leonard Tourament 3 wt 8 ft 3 wt Leonard Tournament 8ft 3pc 3wt Posted by Chris Bogart June 29 1998 Butt swell not shown; see documentation.
  • Leonard X8 Mystery 8 ft 5 wt I can't see how station 75 can be right. From Rod makers taper archive.
  • Lewis Special 7'9" 3wt. 7.8 ft 3 wt
  • Marinaro Vince Bait Casting 6.5 ft 0 wt Here's the numbers directly from Charles K. Fox's book Advanced bait Casting. The rod was made by Vince Marinaro It is 6'-6" and the butt section is 39
  • Martin-Darrel Odom 7.6' 7.5 ft 4 wt The rod likes hard stops on the casting stroke
  • Maulucci 74 Quad 7 ft 4 wt Maulucci 7' 4 wf Quad Here's the taper for the quad I just finished. I measured with the blank assembled in case you want a one piece taper. I casts a 4 WF very nicely at 7.'
  • Maulucci Clear Creek Quad DAX 664 6.5 ft 4 wt For 3/4/5 wt line. A good rolll caster Adapted from a Tand T. I keep my quads rounded on the flats to preserve the power fibers. Sands the rods by putting sandpaper on the inside of a culum piece (Tom Morgan)
  • Maulucci Oatka Quadrate 7.2 ft 4 wt
  • Maulucci Quadra 18 8 ft 0 wt
  • Maulucci Spring Brook Quadrate 7 ft 4 wt
  • Milward CC de France Short Rod 6.5 ft 4 wt From Bob Milward's Bamboo: Fact Fiction and Flyrods
  • Milward Pack Rod 7.5 ft 4 wt Taper provided by Bob Milward to Chris Bogart - nice in either a 2 or 4 piece version . Bob says build it in a 2 piece form then just cut butt and tip in half to get a 4 piece version.
  • Milward Pezon et Michel Short Rod 6.3 ft 4 wt From Milward's
  • Milward Step Down 7.8 ft 4 wt Taper supplied by Bob Milward to Chris Bogart.Radical step down gives tippy action. With radical step down the butt might benefit from hollow building w/o change in taper.
  • Montague 9 ft 6 wt Station 95 is actually station #92 From Grayrock 1998. Posted by Dennis Higham on July 6 1998. ''This is a really pleasant medium action rod that you could cast all day...'' Varnish of 0.005 subtracted. Butt swell not shown; see documentation.
  • Mystery 5' 4wt 5 ft 4 wt This is a highly specialized taper. Small creeks with brush choked banks and overhanging branches is what it was made for. Casting range is only 30 feet but it can roll cast 30 ft. It was made for casting with only a couple feet of fly line out past the tip top. Line weight is around a 4 wt. but with only a foot or so fly line out it doesn't matter what you use.
  • Mystery 8' 6" Graphite Insert 7-9 w 8.5 ft 8 wt It's an 8 1/2 ft x 2pc x 7/8/9 wt with a graphite insert all the way through the butt section. I've taken rainbows char sockeye salmon chum salmon silver salmon and king salmon on this rod. It's strong and has a fast action. You need to use a fairly large capacity fly reel such as a Hardy St Aiden with lots of backing too. The graphite tube insert is 0.057" dia at station 50 and 0.237" dia at station 100. The "rise" (increase in the taper/100") is 0.286" thus producing the fasr action. It would handle muskies or northern pike too.
  • Mystery 9'6" 10 wt 9.5 ft 10 wt It is a monster rod.................. I caught 3 mature north coast California steelhead on my "first trip out for them It is a 2 piece 9.5 foot 8.8oz. rod. Again I ask the list if anyone has information for a tournament caster named Will Betten the only name associated with the rod. Hope this can help you big fish affectionato's............. The finish was in bad shape when I acquired it so I stripped it rewrapped new guides new grip and new reel seat. The finish is 6 coats of Behlens Tung Oil so no varnish except only on the guide wraps. Many thanks for any help..............
  • Nichols B.F. 10 ft 6 wt From Grayrock 1998. Posted by Dennis Higham on June 30 1998. ''The Dr Kim-Bob Dream Machine.'' A medium wet fly action that pretty much casts itself. Varnish of 0.005 subtracted. Butt swell not shown
  • Norwood Bob 8' 8wt 8 ft 8 wt
  • Nunley 504a One Piece 5 ft 2 wt Posted by Bob Nunley to Rodmakers. Only problem with this taper is fitting a cork grip to it unless you have undrilled cork pieces and make your own grips
  • Nunley 6' 9" 2 wt 6.8 ft 2 wt After building and trashing 3 rods trying to get what I wanted here is y latest taper. I just finished the first "good" rod on this taper and it casts like a dream. It is a DRY FLY rod so if you like a soft tip and a strong butt give it a try when your no so busy. If you don't fab your own ferrules you could probably get by with a 10/64. The Stress curve looks a little strange on paper but it works when you put a 2 DT line and an Adams on it.
  • Nunley 604 Quadrate 6 ft 4 wt more than welcome to try one of mine. I converted my 7' 4wt and my 6' 4wt to quad but not with a direct .93 conversion... that got it close but it wasn't quite there. I tweeked it so that the progression of the conversion ranges from 93% in the tip section to 86% at the butt and the little rods casts a great line. Only problem with them is getting the cork on... as you can see the 6 footer is less than 1/4" flat to flat so you have to build to get the cork on it. I just used polyurethane glue to glue the cork on and it foamed up and filled the gaps with no problem so far. OK as it reaches 1/4 inch in the butt section where the cork rings will be mounted.
  • Nunley 704 Quad 7 ft 4 wt
  • Nunley 8' 7wt Saltwater 8 ft 7 wt
  • Nunley 9' 9 wt 9 ft 9 wt
  • Nunley Bonefish 8 ft 7 wt Be careful... the nature of this rod makes the dimensions very very critical. I hold yself to +- .001 on finished half diameters. Flaming this rod makes a difference. Bob Nunley.
  • Nunley Model 564 Mountain Creek 5.5 ft 4 wt Note: The dimensions below are my form settings and not the overall dimensions. Nothing is added for enamel or anything else on these so they are the accurate half diameters for this rod. Cut and pasted this right out of my spreadsheet for tapers so it shouldn't have any mistakes in it... If it does then they're mistakes worth keeping cause I've built a lot of this model and it cast very nice and crisp. Rod is medium fast very accurate even for me and for those of you that have seen me cast you know that is a feat in itself! :^). have fun with it.
  • Nunley Sunfish 6 ft 2 wt This is a dandy little brookie or sunfish rod. Try it you'll like it.
  • Obuchowskis Big Rod 8 ft 8 wt Submitted to the Rodmakers Listserve by Chris Obuchowski
  • Orvis 2/2 Nymph 8 ft 4 wt Just acquired an 8'0" 2/2 Orvis Nymph 3 3/4 oz. stated for an HFG (WF4) line. Tried a Wulff TT 4/5 on it and it is really sweet/slow/delicate. Here's the taper measured over impregnated cane so I didn't subtract anything. I averaged the three flats but there was very little flat-to-flat variation:
  • Orvis 6' 5wt 1952 6 ft 5 wt Orvis 6ft 6in 3pc 5wt from 1952 Posted by Tom Smithwick July 31 19996 No mention of varnish; subtracted 0.005 ''A very pleasant moderate action.'' Here it says it is 6 feet 6 inches the title had 6 feet. This is probably 6' 6" see the other 1952 orvis rod. Station 70 is acturally 68
  • Orvis 6' 6" 3 pc 5wt 1952 6.5 ft 5 wt The rod has a very pleasant moderate action. I don't know the model number but the serial number indicates it was built in 1952. The sections are 26.5 inches long so it makes a nice 3 piece pack rod. Probably the other 1952 is this rod.
  • Orvis 7' 3 wt. 7 ft 3 wt No measurement on 65. It may also be a 4 wt notes have it both ways.
  • Orvis 7' 3pc 4wt 7 ft 4 wt 27 3/16 - .141 31 5/8 - .151 54.5 - .199 58.25 - .218 73 7/8 - .258 Tip Top #4
  • Orvis 8'6" 5wt 8.5 ft 5 wt
  • Orvis 99 7.5 feet 5 wt 7.5 ft 5 wt Seems a bit faster than the classic Orvis slow action. A very pleasant rod to cast and does so with authority. Tip Top 5. 1.5 - .084 10.5 - .121 34.5 - .176 44 - .188 48.5 - .212 60.25 - .256 no 65 80 is 79.25.
  • Orvis Battenkill 7662 7.5 ft 6 wt
  • Orvis Battenkill 8' 6wt. 1971 8 ft 6 wt Orvis Battenkil 8ft 2pc 6wt Measured by Chris Wohlford. From a rod built in 1971 from an Orvis kit. I assume Chris subtracted varnish.
  • Orvis Battenkill 8' 7wt 8 ft 7 wt
  • Orvis Battenkill Deluxe 6' 6 5/8" 6.8 ft 5 wt 5/6 wt. Thought you might like to add another taper to your collection. This one is for an Orvis Battenkill Deluxe 6'-6 5/8" x 2pc x 2tip x 5/6 wt. The rod was made by Wes Jordan himself and is an impregnated rod with a cork grip where the diameter at the front is turned right down to the rod diameter and the reel seat is a standard Orvis down lock. If you plot a graph of this data you'll see two little humps in the curve typical of other Orvis rod I've checked.
  • Orvis Battenkilll 7' 4 wt. 7 ft 4 wt I am not impressed of the workmanship the Orvis have an uneven ugly looking glue line but very little diff. from flats to flat. Looks like they use some kind of epoxy the glueline is filled with translucent glue. T&T have a finish I only could dream for on my rods at my stage but the readings differ between the flats by more mentioned on the list the other day................ Anyway here it is with section length and guidespacing:Orvis Battenkill 7/4 # 3 piece tip is 28 11/16
  • Orvis Flea 6' 6" 6.5 ft 5 wt Not sure of length or weight. Sorry to be so long in getting back to you. Got involved with some steelheads and chinooks. A 42 inch chinook will just not be rushed. I miked two Orvis Flea rods in 1970. They tracked each other pretty well. I liked the rods so I built a few. Here are the numbers measured over varnish: The top guide was size 5 and the ferrule was size 10. Just in case anyone else might be interested I'll post this to the list. Bill
  • Orvis Limestone Special 8.5 ft 6 wt
  • Orvis Midge 7.5 ft 4 wt 4/5 weight
  • Orvis Mitey Mite 5' Rod 1 5 ft 4 wt 1 1/2 ounce. Not sure of line weight
  • Orvis MItey Mite 5' Rod 2 5 ft 4 wt Not sure of the line weight. Hello Ray - I thought you might like to see another version of the Mitey Mite. I took this taper off a rod about 15 years ago.
  • Orvis Superfine 6 ft 0 wt I just ran out to the shop and measured my one piece Superfine so here are the specs.Markings on shaft above grip; "Orvis Impregnated""Superfine" 6' - 1 7/8 oz H D G (6) Marking about 18" up from grip; 4-1969 G. A. G. (the makers initials?) Guide spacing: Tiptop 5
  • Orvis Wes Jordan 7'6" 6wt 7.5 ft 6 wt
  • P&M Creusevaut Power Plus 8.3 ft 6 wt
  • P&M Le Marvel 7.2 ft 5 wt
  • P&M Midget 6842 6.7 ft 4 wt
  • P&M Parabolic 8' 5 wt 8 ft 5 wt
  • P&M Parabolic Special Normale 8'2 8.2 ft 5 wt Length is 8' 2 1/2 inches
  • P&M PPPTraun 7.3 ft 6 wt
  • P&M Ritz Fario Club 8.5 ft 6 wt
  • P&M Salmon 9.5 ft 8 wt
  • P&M Super Parabolic 6' Midget 6 ft 4 wt Super Parabolic but the action is a med/fast dry fly. I remember at one time having a P&M reel marked Super Parabolic "76". So much for a name. It's a really great taper though. Rod has an offset ferrule. Measured over varnish deduct .003".
  • P&M Super Parabolic Progressive 7'7 7.6 ft 5 wt Buttt length is 39.5 Tip length is 53. Pezon & Michel Tip 0 - 3.5" - 9.5" - 16" - 23.25" - 30.75" - 39.5" - 48.75 - Ferrule(52") Butt Ferrule (0) - 7" - 17" (stripper) - 29" (winding check) Enjoy!
  • P&M Super Parbokic PPP Colorado 7.6 ft 5 wt
  • Payne 100 7.5 ft 4 wt Taper from George Maurer
  • Payne 100H 7.5 ft 5 wt
  • Payne 101 7.5 ft 5 wt Taper from George Maurer.
  • Payne 102 8 ft 5 wt
  • Payne 103 8 ft 5 wt
  • Payne 104 8.5 ft 6 wt Guide Spacing: 5 1/4 10 1/2 17 1/16 23 5/17 30 1/2 37 3/4 45 3/8 53 1/8 61 1/16 and 77 1/8.
  • Payne 198 7.5 ft 6 wt Guide spacing...tip 4 1/2 10 3/8 17 1/2 25 3/8 mid 2 1/8 10 1/8 18 1/2 26 3/4 butt 5 1/2 6 1/2 10mm I have no thoughts about the disparity of line weights in the 198 but maybe Hal Bacon will have some ideas when he gets back???stripper The Payne 198 is a 7'6
  • Payne 200 8 ft 5 wt
  • Payne 200H 8 ft 5 wt
  • Payne 200L 8 ft 4 wt
  • Payne 202 Slow Action 1920 8 ft 5 wt
  • Payne 204 8.5 ft 6 wt
  • Payne 206 9 ft 6 wt Payne 206 - 9ft 3pc 6wt Posted by John Friedman Feb 15 1995 Varnish of 0.002 subtracted.
  • Payne 214 7.8 ft 0 wt Check out how many guides! Payne #214 7'9" 2pc. #5/6 6" cigar grip / 3 3/8" cork spacer seat (cap&ring) Guide layout (12 snakes + 1 stripper) Section Length 46 15/16" Rod will "dump" alot of line! Marty
  • Payne 214 7'9" 5/6 wt. 7.8 ft 5 wt 6" cigar grip / 3 3/8" cork spacer seat (cap&ring) Measurments are without varnish. Rod will "dump" alot of line! Marty.
  • Payne 262 7.1 ft 4 wt 43-1.66 This is a rare 7'1" Payne parabolic. The rod is interesting in that the tip top dimension is a scant .054 yet the 05 is a beefy .084. I guess it has to be that way to be Parabolic as my definition of a para taper is thin but/heavy tip. I guess Jim wanted to have a fine tip to protect the fine tippets rather than countin on the para action ofr protection. In the hand the rod feels semi-parabolic and is very seet acton for a #4 line. I measured the rod without varnish..
  • Payne 400 9 ft 9 wt
  • Payne 79 6/7 wt. 7.8 ft 6 wt 4 oz. Parabolic 6/7 wt. Both sections are 46.5" 1/2" from cork .345
  • Payne 95 6' 3/4 wt 6 ft 3 wt Here's the Payne 95. I got this from Carlos Santos about three years ago. Carlos measures a rod with the tip of each section = to zero rather than in 5" increments with the rod assembled.The rod was measured over varnish. I've not built this so I have no opinion as to its action. The Payne catalogs only describe it as a 6' DT3 or 4 wt.
  • Payne 96 6.5 ft 4 wt 5" cigar grip and 4" reel seat cork. The taper was provided me months ago by Rich Colo taken from a rod he woned. The provided guide spacing didn't seem to add up for me but I tried to figure it out as best I could. I assume the numbers are over varnish but don't know. Some numbers are extralated because of the guides.`I'd use .312 for the last 3 inces of the but but hey that's me. M-D
  • Payne 97 7.5 ft 4 wt Taper from Dennis Higham on unvarnished rod. Tip Top #4
  • Payne 98 rod 1 7 ft 4 wt Supplied to Rodmaker's Listserve by Ted Knott
  • Payne 98 rod 2 7 ft 4 wt Taper from Ron Barch. Station 42 is .174 on the tip and .190 on butt.
  • Payne Canadian Canoe 8.5 ft 7 wt Butt Mid Tip Buttt Mid Tip 0 .385 .268 .172 25 .311 .229 .125 5 .385 .262 .164 30 .289 .195 .085 10 .385 .253 .153 34 .276 .184 .o72 15 .333 .237 .139 20 .311 .229 .125
  • Payne Parabolic 71 for 3 or 4 7.1 ft 3 wt from Hal Bacon posted to Rodmakers 43
  • Payne Parabolic 76 for 4 or 5 7.5 ft 4 wt from Hal Bacon to Rodmakers
  • Payne Parabolic 79 for 4 or 5 7.8 ft 5 wt from Hal Bacon to Rodmakers
  • Payne Parabolic 79 for 6 or 7 7.8 ft 6 wt from Hal Bacon to Rodmakers List
  • Pezon et Michel Colorado PPP 7.6 ft 6 wt Posted to Rodmakers by Mark Lee MD. This is a staggered ferrule parabolic butt is 39.5 and tip is 53
  • Pezon et Michel Creusevaut 8.3 ft 6 wt Tip is 52
  • Pezon et Michel PPP Midget 6 ft 4 wt Tip is 40.75
  • Pezon et Michel Speciale Normale 8.2 ft 5 wt The length is 8' 2 1/2 inches. Parabolic.
  • Pezon et Michel Super Parabolic PPP 8.2 ft 6 wt Posted by Martin DeSapio to Rodmakers (Yes the flat dimensions are the same in the butt at 5
  • Pezone et Michel Salmon rod 9.5 ft 8 wt 105 is acturally 102. Pezon & Michel - 9ft 6in 3pc 8wt salmon rod. Posted by Tom Smithwick on April 3 1998. From and unvarnished rod. "The action of this rod is slow and it is as comfortable to cast as a cane rod of this size and line weight can be.'' Butt swell not shown
  • Phillipson Pacemaker 8 ft 5 wt Posted by Rick Crenshaw to Rodmakers. Has dramatic swelled butt not figured into taper numbers.
  • Phillipson Peerless 7.5 ft 5 wt Impregnated rod posted by Chris McDowell to Rodmakers.
  • Phillipson Peerless 7' 7 ft 5 wt Phillipson Peerless 7ft 3.5oz 5wt Impregnated. This is a windstick. Great for throwing #2 4xl hex dries; but very fast action. Phillipson Peerless 7ft 3.5oz 5wt Impregnated. This is a windstick. Great for throwing #2 4xl hex dries; but very fast action
  • Phillipson PowerPakt 8.5 ft 5 wt I'll just repost the whole thing. This is a varnished rod with measurements taken over the varnish. The varnish is not especially thick. It looks like it was ammonia toned and glued with resorcinol. It is not impregnated. Wrapped with bright yellow nylon with black tipping. A really lovely rod to cast. Just below wrap at base of tiptop 0.078 5 3/8 11 18 25 1/4 32 1/2 (at top end of ferrule) 36 1/4 (at bottom end of ferrule) 44 1/4 52 1/4 62 7/8 Stripping guide at 72 5/8
  • Phillipson Premium 3/2 9' 9 ft 0 wt Black wraps with white trpping then black tipping. Hammer grip. Black Alu. no rock downlocking screw lock reelseet.
  • Phillipson Smuggler 7.7 ft 6 wt 75 is correct. Dave and Christian Here is the taper for the Phillipson Smuggler. The measurements do NOT have the deduction for varnish. The condition of the rod is excellent with the varnish at full thickness. IMHO this rod casts a 6 wgt at medium to long distance very nicely. Not that great when in close. Minus 25 feet. Maybe would be better with a 7 wgt for in close. I hope this helps. Ron Huff
  • PHY - Para 14 7.8 ft 5 wt
  • PHY 11 9.3 ft 0 wt Measurements are taken from the bare cane at the tip top in the noted measurements. the grip to end of the reel seat is 10.75" long and there is no. winding check.
  • PHY 8' 2pc 6wt 7 ft 6 wt
  • PHY Boat Rod 8 ft 6 wt Paul Young Boat Rod - 8ft 6wt 2pc Posted by Rob Hoffhines Aug 18 1988 ''A strong butted 8ft 6wt. Contrasts the para15 nicely in the Young lineup.'' From an unvarnished rod.
  • PHY Bob Doerr 9 ft 9 wt
  • PHY Brightwater 7.5 ft 4 wt
  • PHY Driggs River 7.3 ft 5 wt Taper supplied by Tom Smithwick to rodmakers list in May 1997 on the version that he built.
  • PHY JJ's Rod 7 ft 4 wt This is the rod known in the archives as ''JJ's Rod''. See posting by Reed Curry of Jne 25 1995 and also by Chris Bogart on June 2 1998.
  • PHY Martha Marie 7.5 ft 5 wt Orginal Taper taken by Tom Smithwick over varnish of .006 - .008 and taper stations at 30 and 60 were extrapolated from measurements.
  • PHY Martha Marie 7'6" 5wt 2 7.5 ft 5 wt
  • PHY Martha Marie 7'6" 6wt 7.5 ft 6 wt
  • PHY Midge 6'3" 6.3 ft 4 wt Young Midge - 6ft 3in 3pc 4wt A classic. From an unknown source. There are other recipies for this rod inc circulation which are quite different.
  • PHY Para 14 7 ft 5 wt
  • PHY Para 15 8 ft 6 wt Taper from George Maurer.
  • PHY Para 15 2/2 8 ft 5 wt Light tip 1-.073 5-.087 10-.107 15-.123 20-.138 25-.157 30-.170 35-.190 40-.208 45-.225 50-.24 This is a love it or hate it rod. I like the light tip better with a 6 and the heavy with an 8. I am not in the love it camp. David H. Ray David Maxie change that turned this rod into a great 6 wt. 0-.062 5-.078 10-.098 15-.116 20-.132 25-.150 30-.168 35-.188 40-.206 35-.224 50-.240
  • PHY Para 15 7' 4 wt 7 ft 4 wt All I'd like to share with the list my favorite taper. Guess that you could say that I've become a paraholic. This one is based on Paul Young's para 15 found in the taper archives on the web site. It has been scaled to 7' 0" and 50 feet of 4 wt double taper line.
  • PHY Para 15 7' 4 wt 7 ft 4 wt
  • PHY Para 16 8.3 ft 5 wt
  • PHY Para 17 version 1 8.5 ft 8 wt A good steelhead and salmon rod as well as a good bass rod. Taper supplied by Wayne Cattanach to rodmakers list Nov 1997.
  • PHY Para 17 version 2 8.8 ft 7 wt Taper supplied by Tom Smithwick - version made by Jeff Wagner and published in TOF #41. An impressive rod.
  • PHY Para 17 Version Three 8.5 ft 7 wt This is from the original 7/49 version of the rod as posted by Wayne Cattanach Oct 7 1996. I hope I interpreted the numbers correct; it seems like the taper ''stops'' a long way in front of the grip.
  • PHY Perfectionist 7.5 ft 4 wt Taper from George Maurer.
  • PHY Perfectionist 7' 7 ft 4 wt Guides 5 10.5 17 24 3/8 32 3/8 40 5/8 Butt 4 12 1/8 22
  • PHY Perfectionist II 7.5 ft 4 wt Tip top is No. 4 Guide spacing - 5 10 5/8 17 1/8 24 1/2 32 3/8 40 5/8 49 57 1/2 67 1/16 Mic'd from original PHY Perfectionist by Richard Tyree
  • PHY Princess 7 ft 5 wt Hi All This rod was built in 1958. According to Martin Kean's book records show only 22 of this model were made. Unusual taper in that the first 10 inches of the butt section are flat and then becomes very steep. Rod is marked HDH (6) line but I feel casts best with a DT-5. Rod has a typical PHY medium to medium fast action . Rod has duel alum. slide bands Super Z ferrules stripper is a snake guide. Guide Spacing- Tip 4 1/2
  • PHY Smithwick Midge 6.3 ft 4 wt Anyway I used an oversized ferrule padding the gaps with slips of wood and turning down to size. I just lightly broke the corners of the quad section. This rod is nodeless with the splices glued with resourcinal. As mentioned in the presentation Titebond does not seem strong enough for splices in two strip construction. The rod is actually a bit quicker than I expected. It may have something to do with the very dense leftover butt section pieces I used for material. The taper itself is an adaptation of a version of the Young midge I measured a long time ago. 6'3" 4 weight but may like a 5 better in close. This one had a ferrule
  • PHY Texas General 8 ft 8 wt posted by Rob Hoffhines Thanks to all who gave me input on this taper. My plan is to make it as a 3 piece so if it stinks I'll make a new mid with the offending swell adveraged out. Anyway here is the taper. She's an 8 ft 2pc 7/8 wt. Over varnish-you subtract (maybe 4-5 thou thick) from tip:
  • Powell 7342 7 ft 4 wt
  • Powell 7642 7.5 ft 4 wt
  • Powell 7662 7.5 ft 6 wt
  • Powell Baitcast 7'3" 7.3 ft 0 wt 42 - .248 46 - .256 This is a 7'3" EC Powell steelhead lure/baitcasting rod found at a fly shop in Joseph Oregon. The six guides were all NS framed agate and these are the measurements I took from it. It is a two piece rod of equal length sections. Chris McDowell From Cabelas for BaitCasting 6-7' 1-12; 1-10; 1-8; 1-7; 4-6.
  • Powell EC 8652 8.5 ft 5 wt
  • Powell EC 9052 9 ft 5 wt
  • Putter Shaft 3 ft 0 wt Carry the .505 out to at least 1/2" below where the grip will end. I also made a wrap that the end of the the grip would overlap and finsihed the shaft with the head installed but not the grip. I put a flat parallel to the putter face to limit torque. The attachemnt to the hosel can be tricky. The .370 is the round dimension you need to place in a female hosel. It's also the outside diameter of a cut-off shaft if the putter head has a male hosel In that case I cut off the shaft with a pipecutter and used it as a ferrule. The butt joint takes some work. I added some epoxy after it was attached to fill the tiny crack and then sanded it down before wrapping.
  • Ray David H. Penfectionest 7.5' Pen 7.5 ft 4 wt This is listed strip height. Started as a Perfectionest conversion that went arie. Powerful fast accurate rod.
  • Ray Penfectionist 8072 Penta 8 ft 7 wt Converted from the Ray Penfectionist 7.5' 4/5 wt. This is a 7 wt to be hollowed to be a 6 wt. and will also be a 4 piece rod with intergrated bamboo ferrules. The Measurements as in penta's are strip heights.
  • Riffel 2/2 6' 6 ft 3 wt This is a 3/4 weight. Heavy Varnish especially at the first 5" - 10"
  • RL Winston 8' for 5 8 ft 5 wt 6
  • Scott Ice Fishing Taper 3 ft 0 wt Tip Top is extra large loop size 6.5 The handle is similar to an ultralight spinning rod grip 7-8" length. The reel seat can be wide aluminum slide bands but I use black electrical tape. The reason for this is because cold metal and warm wet body parts tend to stick (remember the tongue on the flag pole thing). The rod is designed to be used with a closed face ultralight spinning reel but you could use a small flyreel or ice fishing reel. The rod would best be used with 2-4lb test and I would be careful about using it outside below 25 degrees. Works good in a shanty. It will easily handle walleyes. If you want to fish for panfish I'd recommend a spring bobber
  • Sharpe Scottie 10'6" 10.5 ft 0 wt impregnated rod ? no varnish . This is a very solid rod may be suitable for salt water but may be a little heavy . handle 1'4" long .
  • Sharpes Lee Wulff Ultimate Exact Co 5.8 ft 5 wt Rod is 5'10 1/4" @1 5/8 oz. The taper here is an EXACT COPY of that used by Sharpe to roduce the Lee Wulfe Ultimate and has been copied from an original taper sheet (copied) that I have that was signed by Sharpe himself. 0 .080 17.5 .1275 35 .175 52.5 .2225 70 .270 The taper is not at the usual 5" or 6" stations but taken from the rig they used to set up their miller.
  • Sharpes of Aberdeen Lee Wulff 6 ft 4 wt and then it's the handle.......Handle and Reel Seat total length 7 1/4 " ( thats correct 7 1/4 " ! ) Length of handle 4" and shaped like a miniature Orvis Superfine grip ranging from .453" at the front of the handle to .748" at the rear. Length of reel seat 3 1/4" parallel cork of .410" diameter with a flared /fish tail shaped end and fitted with two miniature aluminium sliding bands each 1/8" wide with a tiny aluminium end cap at the end of the reel seat (to prevent cork wear when resting the rod on the ground ........) The rod the above dimensions were extracted Listed as a 4/5/6/7 weight rod.
  • Sharpes Spinning Belmont 7' 7 ft 0 wt This rod was in fairly poor varnish condition with several overcoats of varnish . Suggest to allow .006 - .008 for varnish. Handle 1' with sliding rings Normal guides for a 7-9' spinning rod from Cabelas 1-30 1-16 1-10 1-8 2-7 3-6's.
  • Smartt 5' 9" 5.8 ft 4 wt Not sure of the line weight
  • Smartt 6' 2pc 6 ft 3 wt Tip Top 5 In the collection of and built by Stan Smartt. A very pleasant rod to cast and should be ideal for small streams where long casts are the exception. Bamboo was heat treated prior to splitting. Rod was built without flaming.
  • Smartt 7.5 2 pc 7.5 ft 3 wt From the collection of and built and designed by Stan Smartt measurements were taken over one coat of varnish probably less than .001 so disregard is suggested. A very light delicate rod with surprising power. Have witnessed Stan casting the rod with DT-3f and a #10 popper an honest 60' (measured the line) into a light breeze. Tip Top #4
  • Smartt Blackfoot 8' 6 wt 8 ft 6 wt A very great rod based on a Lenard Taper
  • Smartt Class Rod 7 ft 4 wt One of the rods Stan Smartt used in his rod classes. Half sizes given
  • Smithwick Small Stream Rod 5.5 ft 5 wt from the Planing Form newsletter. Tom fishes a 5 wt for small streams and a 4 wt. for larger ones. He also recommends the TT 4/5.
  • Smithwick Spiral Rod 7.5 ft 6 wt Tom Smithwick's taper for his spiral constructed rod sent to rodmakers list in Jun 1999.
  • South Bend 290 7.5 ft 0 wt Sorry notes do not tell rod length number of pieces or line weight. This is all I have.
  • South Bend 290 #2 7.5 ft 5 wt It's a 7-1/2' 2/2. The label says the line wt. is E or HDH. I've used a DT5 and a WF6.
  • South Bend Cross #1500 Trout 7.5 ft 5 wt
  • South Bend Cross 1927 Light Salmon 9.5 ft 0 wt Here is the taper that I promised for the South Bend Cross Model 1927 Light Salmon Rod. It gave me something to do with the wonderful new digital Mitutoyo caliper I recieved today. I must say that I was duly impressed with the dimensions/tolerances on the tip and mid section of this rod. They were almost always dead on. The butt was a bit off and these are averages of the flats. 9'6" with 6" fighting butt (10' with fighting butt) No Varnish. The grip is 7.25" and the reel seat 3.75." This is a pretty stiff and heavy rod. I am going to give it a shot as a two handed rod as soon as I re-wrap it. It is a bit heavy for single hand overhead casting.
  • Spin Cast 73" 6.1 ft 0 wt 75 is actually 73 = between 41.5" and 45" dimensions but could be placed wherever the builder wants. This rod had permanent straight handle but could be made for off-set handle as well. A fairly slow action too slow for traditional (1940's and 50's) casting type reels but ok for spin cast or modern small reels such as Spidermite and light mono or spiderwire and 1/4-oz or smaller lures. Random measurements due to guides and ferrule. Normal guides for a 5-6.5' spinning rod from Cabelas 1-30 1-16 1-10 1-8 2-7 1-6's.
  • Spin Caster 6'3" 6.3 ft 0 wt station 40 is correct. 3.00oz. medium flamed made for Lewis Pyle in Apr '53 black wraps 10 " sliding ring handle 16/64 Super Z ferrule. Guide spacing from tip: 6 3/16 13 15/16 24 5/16 35 1/8; 46 5/8 (butt) Normal guides for a 5-6.5' spinning rod from Cabelas 1-30 1-16 1-10 1-8 2-7 1-6's.
  • Spin Rod 6' 1 pc. 6 ft 0 wt Here is another taper for a bamboo spin rod. This 6' rod is light action up to 1/4-oz. Bends well into the butt. Originally built as 1-pc then ferruled with no apparent change of response. Note: Reduce by 003/004 due to measuring with varnish; unable to locate original taper. RTyree Normal guides for a 5-6.5' spinning rod from Cabelas 1-30 1-16 1-10 1-8 2-7 1-6's.
  • Spin Rod 7' 6-10 Mono 7 ft 0 wt For 6-10 Mono #15 and #6 tip top Normal guides for a 7-9' spinning rod from Cabelas 1-30 1-16 1-10 1-8 2-7 3-6's.
  • Spinning Rod 6' 2pc. 6 ft 0 wt Montague and a few other "un-named" rods from the 30's and 40's. Un-named because I have no idea who made them or what company distributed them. The rod is a 6' 2 piece rod with an offset 16/64's ferrule. The grip length is 11
  • Spinning Rod 6'6" Fairly heavy 6.5 ft 0 wt Grip between 65 and 70. 6"-6" spinning rod fairly heavy rod for river smallmouth fishing with tube jigs etc. No one asked for this but here it is anyway. Normal guides for a 5-6.5' spinning rod from Cabelas 1-30 1-16 1-10 1-8 2-7 1-6's.
  • Spinning Rod 7' 6-10 lb test line 7 ft 0 wt #6 Tip Top Normal guides for a 7-9' spinning rod from Cabelas 1-30 1-16 1-10 1-8 2-7 3-6's.
  • Spinning Special 6'4" 6.3 ft 0 wt 3.40oz. 1955 lightly flamed 17/64 ferrule 8 " sliding ring handle Guide spacing from tip: 7 7/16 16 5/16 25 5/8 35 5/16; 49 (butt) Normal guides for a 5-6.5' spinning rod from Cabelas 1-30 1-16 1-10 1-8 2-7 1-6's.
  • Straight Taper Suggestions 0 ft 0 wt "Fly and Spinning Rods Fast Action .034-.038 in. per ft. Medium Action .028-033 in. per ft. Slow Action .023-.028 in. per ft. Plug Casting Rods Fast Action .041-.045 in. per ft. Medium Action .036-.040 in. per ft. Rod not strip. Suggested starting tip size for different length rods. 7 ft.-.060" 71/2 ft.-.067" 8 ft.-.075" 81/2 ft.-.082" 9 ft.-.090" A sense of proportion must be exercised in the design of any rod. For example it would be utterly ridiculous to design a 7-foot fly rod with a tip much larger than 1/16" (.062)
  • T&T 7' 4 wt 7 ft 4 wt Tip 2 .078 .90 .98 .110 .129 .143 .156 .167 .181
  • T&T Caenis 7.5 ft 3 wt 80 is .279 80.5 is .360 The measurement is the average between the three flats. I believe You Tony will like the Caenis. It has an action very much like my Perfectionist maybe a little softer...... That is based on my wee-wing the stick in the living room:-))) T&T Caenis 7'6" #3 2 piece (VARNISH NOT SUBTRACTED) Guidespacing from tip:5 1/4 11 1/4 17 3/4 24 3/4 32 3/4 41 1/4 51 1/4 and 62 1/2 You need special equipment to manage this its laying beside the butt I have made (F.E. Thomas 7" #3)
  • T&T Classic Spin 5.5 ft 0 wt 2-4lbs line lures to 1/4oz. measured without varnish (impregnated). butt tip Guide spacing from TT. 6
  • Thomas FE 6'8" 3wt 6.7 ft 3 wt
  • Thomas FE 7' 3wt 7 ft 3 wt
  • Thomas FE 7.5' 4 wt 3pc 7.5 ft 4 wt
  • Thomas FE 8' 5wt 8 ft 5 wt F.E. Thomas - 8ft 3pc 5wt. Posted by Dennis Higham on July 6 1998 From a rod owned by Reed Curry and cast at Grayrock 1998. Varnish of 0.005 subtracted
  • Thomas FE 9'6" 3/2 9.5 ft 0 wt Hollow Butt? Tip #2 6-.09 10-100 15-124 20.5-148 25-154 30-163 35-184 36.5-186
  • Thomas FE Dirigo 9 ft 6 wt F.E. Thomas Dirigo 9ft 3pc 6wt Posted by Reed Curry Feb 3 1995. Varnish of 0.001 subtracted.
  • Thomas FE Special 7.5 7.5 ft 5 wt Med. Fast Dry Fly (great action!) Measured over varnish deduct .003". Guide spacing from TT. 5
  • Thomas FE Special Streamer Rod 9 ft 7 wt 0 is actually a -2 @ .080 this taper was given backwards. This is the powerhouse rod that Marty Keane speaks so foundly about in his book that he devotes 1 1/2 pages to this rod. This has a half Wells Grip and is a 6 oz rod. Darrell Lee. The tip is 1/2 inch short.
  • Thramer 44DX 4.3 ft 4 wt Also try a 3 wt.
  • Thramer 6' DX 4 Wt 6 ft 4 wt
  • Thramer 7'6" PX 7.5 ft 5 wt
  • Thramer 7'6' DX 7.5 ft 5 wt
  • Thramer 8' 4 wt. 8 ft 4 wt A rod with more speed and power than the Garrison tapers
  • Thramer 8' DX 4 wt 8 ft 4 wt
  • Thramer 8' DX 5 wt. 8 ft 5 wt
  • Thramer 8' PX 4wt 8 ft 4 wt
  • Thramer 9' DX 4 wt 9 ft 4 wt
  • Thramet 8' DX 7 wt 8 ft 7 wt
  • Tyree 7' 3/4 7 ft 4 wt #5 Tip top Rod is a 4/5 wt.
  • Tyree 7' 4/5 7 ft 4 wt Tip Top 5
  • Tyree 7'6" 4 wt 7.5 ft 4 wt
  • Ultra Light Spin Rod 5.5' 5.5 ft 0 wt Tip Top 4.5 - Normal guides for a 5-6.5' spinning rod from Cabelas 1-30 1-16 1-10 1-8 2-7 1-6's.
  • Ultra Light Spinning Rod 5' 5 ft 0 wt #5 tiptop - Note: 1. and 2. actually are two different rods. Have built # 2 and it is a fine taper. This is #2 Normal guides for a 5-6.5' spinning rod from Cabelas 1-30 1-16 1-10 1-8 2-7 1-6's.
  • Waara 12.5 Spey 12.5 ft 6 wt 120-410 125-.422 130-430 135-.430. The 12'6" Bill Waara spey rod is in The Planing Form May/June 1997. Its on my "to do someday" list. This is how it is shown there I agree with Chris that there was dimension missing from the taper in TPF Here is what Chris came up with. It is a slow smooth classic spey taper I agree with Chris that there was dimension missing from the taper in TPF. >Here is what Chris came up with. It is a slow smooth classic spey taper >0- .078 >5- .102 >10-.118 >15-.136 >20-.154 >25-.170
  • Warra Bill 7'6" 7.5 ft 6 wt "The Bill Waara" This is the rod as listed in the planing form by John Long. This is a "western style" dry fly rod. To me it makes a better 6wt. I would also use a 14/64 ferrule because the dia at the ferrule is just a hair over. guide spacing-rod assembled: tip 4" 8.5" 14" 20" 27" 34" 42" ferrule 51" 61.5"
  • Wilcox Battenkill 7.5 ft 4 wt Started as Dickerson 7612 with a few changes
  • Wilcox Montour Creek 8' 4wt 3 pc 8 ft 4 wt Tip: 0-.034 5-.0405 10-.0465 15-.053 20-.060 25-.0665 30-.0735 32-.0765 Mid: 0-.0765 5-.0835 10-.091 15-.0985 20-.1065 25-.115 30-.123 32-.126 Butt: 0-.126 5-.1345 10-.142 15-.1505 20-.168 25-.180 30-.180 32-.180 These must be half measurements ferrules truncated. From a Dickerson 7612. Also casts a 3 wt quite well.
  • Wilcox Tensleep Creek Rd 7 ft 4 wt Modified Dickerson 7012 a gentle 7' wt.
  • Wilcox Wolverine Creek 8.5 ft 9 wt Designed for salmon fishin in Alaska. It is a modified Dickerson 8615 7wt. Each section is 34.5 inches.
  • Winston 6032 6' 3 wt. 6 ft 3 wt
  • Winston 7042 7 ft 4 wt
  • Winston 7642 7.5 ft 4 wt
  • Winston 7652 Montana Made 7.5 ft 5 wt
  • Winston 8052 8 ft 5 wt 6
  • Winston Hollow Built 7.5 ft 4 wt Rod was originally built for Norm Thompson in 1965. Steven Weiss duplicated this rod for Mr. Thompson but didn't hollow build it. Steven says it only weighs 1/4 ounce more than the original and is somewhat faster than the original (because of not hollow building). Original rod had a revers half wells grip that flows into the cork reel seat.
  • Wright & McGil Granger Specail 7.5 7.5 ft 4 wt tip mid butt Tip Mid Butt 00 .072 .162 .240 25 .145 .217 .330 @ 20.5 start of grip 05 .082 .174 .251 30 .150 .226 10 .097 .191 .263 15 .113 .200 .280 20 .129 .209 .282 @ 18" start of swell
  • Wright & McGill Granger Special 3/2 8.5 ft 6 wt Tip 2 .065 080 .102 .115 .131 .145 .159...This rod came into my shop a while back for some de-lamination repair and while it was here I pulled the taper. It's 8'6" and although the line weight was not on the rod It handles a 6 wt. line and a #6 popping bug superbly. If anyone is looking for a good smallmouth bass rod I think this one will do nicely. The varnish has been subtracted from the taper