Seeker 540 prototype?

fishboy93

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I was lucky enough to find what I’ve been told is a seeker 540 composite (graphite/fiberglass) half honey colored half graphite colored blank. Does anyone have any info on these rods? The friend I got it from swears it was a prototype and I’m inclined to believe him since I haven’t found anything about these anywhere.
 

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Why not try contacting Randy Penny at United Composites? Or better still, contact Seeker.
 

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I have honey glass composite seekers up to 9', They could have made a 540. Could be a sabre graphast 540, I have one and would be hard to tell the difference. Don't see any reason to doubt your buddy though, very well could be. If you're thinking of selling it let me know,I still fish some of mine
 

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I don’t really want to sell it I’m just trying to figure out what it is. I guess I’ll try to contact seeker and see if they have info. It’s a neat rod with a cool joining design in the colors. And it feels like a pretty nice 40lb old school jig stick. If anything I’ll wrap it and throw it with the rest of the long rod collection.
 

swami 805

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Even if it's a sabre grafast 540 buy it if you don't have one, Really fun long rod,just add a Newell 332 and some 30lb. It's a bit more forgiving than an all glass 540.
If you can post a pic of the area where the glass meets the graphite that would help if you can't get an answer.
Either of those would be a great add to your long rod collection.
 

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I'm leaning toward Sabre Composite as well, is it 10'? any other identifying marks or info?
the Sabre had a distinct overlap where the glass met the graphite, although a 540 is not really a 40lb rod, I'd say 30 max, I fish mine with 25.
Post some pics
 
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I was lucky enough to find what I’ve been told is a seeker 540 composite (graphite/fiberglass) half honey colored half graphite colored blank. Does anyone have any info on these rods? The friend I got it from swears it was a prototype and I’m inclined to believe him since I haven’t found anything about these anywhere.
Are you interested in selling it please give me a call at 323-637-5538
 

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Is the rod gray and yellow? If it is it's more than likley a Grafast. I have one nice rod for jigs
 

fishboy93

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Is the rod gray and yellow? If it is it's more than likley a Grafast. I have one nice rod for jigs
It’s a darker black that fades to charcoal and then yellow.
Are you interested in selling it please give me a call at 323-637-5538
Sorry I don’t sell any gear anymore. Rather collect and fish the gems myself.
 

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I have one that I got direct from Joe Phister at Seeker over15 years ago it was a prototype they were experimenting and just didn't put a color in the glass I will take a photo

I fish it all the time love it great 40# stick...

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fishboy93

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yourmomsays

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Sold it
I own 4 composite 540’s ive had them since about the early 2000’s they are the honey tip sections
 

fishboy93

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How about posting some pictures so we can stop guessing ?
I solved the mystery a few months back it’s a never released blank... I’ll be sure to post pics when I’m done working on the boat...
 

fishboy93

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it's a G540. (graphite flagged 540). We made 12 this year.
Seen those rods they’re quite a bit different. Finally got confirmation it’s a Sabre seeker mashup from a time long past. The joint of the sections and lack of labeling gave it away. Way smoother joints than the old seekers that often had bubbles and holes in the material there.
 
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