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#1 bluewaterspecial

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Posted 19 February 2015 - 10:30 PM

I found the taper in hex rod data base list. As an 8 ft rod. I assume the taper is for 2 piece but not sure as it does not specify. I want to make it a 3 piece. Also I read in a forum post where someone referred to the 8015 as 8'6" rod???? Also are there 2 different 8015's? Please advise.

#2 brendantm130

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Posted 20 February 2015 - 08:10 AM

This is what Ive got down for the taper. I don't remember where I copied it from, and I haven't made it.
 
Dickerson 8015 Guide (1950)
 
96" 2pc 7wt
 
 
0 .095 
5 .109 
10 .126 
15 .141 
20 .156 
25 .171 
30 .186 
35 .200 
40 .214 
45 .228 
50 .245 
55 .262 
60 .280 
65 .298 
70 .316 
75 .332 
80 .343 
85 .375 
90 .375 
95 .375 
100 .375


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#3 phg

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Posted 20 February 2015 - 08:11 AM

Dickerson's numbering system, I've been told, is very simple.  The first 2 numbers are the length in feet and inches, the second 2 are the size of the ferrule.  If it is a 3-piece rod, there will be a second ferrule size number. 

 

So, the 8015 is a 2-piece, 8' 0" rod with a size 15 ferrule.  It's generally considered to be a 7wt rod.

 

The 801611 is a 3-piece, 8' 0" rod with size 16 and size 11 ferrules.

 

I've never built either, so I can't comment on the similarity. 





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