Truline rod ID

BOWUNTR

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Can you Truline rod experts tell me a little about this rod blank I aquired in a trade. It's looks like an amateur custom. I plan on stripping it down for a complete rebuild. Thanks. Ed F

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BOWUNTR

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It's not an octagon.... Looks like a "QG" on the writing. Well, if it's supposed to be an "OG" for octagon.... the builder just fudged on the blank model. The line rating seems right.... nice old school chovie rod. Thanks for your help. Ed F
 

jiggyn

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If you strip down the handle you should see the writing in there
Lots of 7 foot models
LM7
LB7
D7
LH7
And so on and so on
 

BOWUNTR

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Maybe I got taken.... no writing on the blank. Could the "QG72D" or "OG72D" be a factory wrapped rod number and the builder used it when he rebuilt it? It's a nice blank.... Ed F

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Mtnfshr

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It may have been shortened from the butt. In which case,any original markings would be missing.
 

SpecialK

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Take a wet towel to the blank and take it in the sun. You may see some faint writing in black. If so, that would be the blank number. Some of them are very hard to see.
 
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jiggyn

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If it has the Carnac seat the bottom half still looks to be full length by the butt
You can also use an led light in a dim room and might catch the writing
However there are rods that when taken out of the bake and cut from the mandrel the writing goes along with it and there are some that just have no writing at all