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rmargiotta

Member Since 22 May 2005
Offline Last Active Aug 18 2014 04:14 AM
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In Topic: Orvis rod no model or serial numbers

17 August 2014 - 05:29 AM

The Photo Gallery link isn't working right now, but from the other picture this is most certainly a 1940-45 Orvis rod, probaby varnished, but I will have to see closeup photos to be sure.  The fact it doesn't have serial numbers makes me think it has been refinished (poorly) at some point.  That is the old style seat Jordan used until ca. 1945 when the Halstead-designed "Battenkill" seat became the standard for the next 35 years.

 

I collect these early Orvis rods and they are surprising, especially the varnished models.  Here's a link to a recent discussion about a super rare 6 footer:

http://classicflyrod...hp?f=66&t=79692

 

Definitely worth restoring.


In Topic: Belding Corticelli Silk Thread

15 October 2013 - 10:02 AM

QUOTE (rmargiotta @ Oct 15 2013, 10:53 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (canerodscom @ Oct 15 2013, 09:46 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (rmargiotta @ Oct 15 2013, 04:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have many spools of each color, so order all you need.

Pecanut (#5120) - a medium brown, close to the Java Beige #5115 used by Payne, but more brown (darker).


Hi Rich,

Mind if I pick your brain a little? Do you have a color suggestion for a thread that comes out close to B/C 5115 (Payne brown) but WITHOUT color preserver?

Just wondering,
Harry


Sorry, Harry, I've tried and any light brown thread just goes too dark with straight varnish.

Tire #019 and YLI #227 are close matches but you'll have to use a very light shellac, same as #5115.

--Rich

The only idea I have, but I have not tried, is to use something like a beige colored thread (Pongee) and tint the varnish with a reddish or reddish-brown tint.


In Topic: Belding Corticelli Silk Thread

15 October 2013 - 09:53 AM

QUOTE (canerodscom @ Oct 15 2013, 09:46 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (rmargiotta @ Oct 15 2013, 04:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have many spools of each color, so order all you need.

Pecanut (#5120) - a medium brown, close to the Java Beige #5115 used by Payne, but more brown (darker).


Hi Rich,

Mind if I pick your brain a little? Do you have a color suggestion for a thread that comes out close to B/C 5115 (Payne brown) but WITHOUT color preserver?

Just wondering,
Harry


Sorry, Harry, I've tried and any light brown thread just goes too dark with straight varnish.

Tire #019 and YLI #227 are close matches but you'll have to use a very light shellac, same as #5115.

--Rich