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cris caldwell

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Hello, 
    I have a 3 piece graphite 12' what I believe is an B&W  all that shows on the label  is the crossed fish, the rod deflects 7" with one Oz. and 12" with two Oz. hooked on the tip top. Can any one tell what model this might be ? thank you
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If you want info on the actual model you should send Mrs. Potter @ Bruce and Walker an email.

If you want to know info about line weight I'm gonna say 7/8. I've had a few of those older B&W 3 piecers in 12' and 13' and as I recall somewhat foggily the Delta 7/8 and 8/9 worked well on those rods. Put a line on it and start casting short then keep going until you feel it is loading nicely. The info gained from that should get you dialed in pretty close.

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Thanks poppy thats what I was doing this A.M.with a 600 gr. skagit and a 460 gr. AFS RIO  and it will sling a 600gr. skagit not so much the AFS and I believe it is a norway ll #7/8/9 but that is just comparing it to photos I've seen on line  again thanks, always the best thing to do "put a line on it and see what it does"

                                           kind regards,

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Now that you mention it 7/8/9 rings a bell. I think you're on the right track.
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'BOUT A WEEK AGO GOT A REPLY FROM BRIAN POTTER AT B&W, WITH OUT HAVING THE ROD IN HAND BOTH FROM THE PICTURES I SENT AND FROM THE ROD FINISH. HE BELIEVES IT TO BE A SILVER STREAM 12' 6/7/8.  The rod seems to like me using a S/A steelhead WF8F. safe wading and tight lines to all
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As Poppy points out, casting is the best way to figure this out.  A geeky was is to measure the weight it takes to deflect your rod 1/3 of the length (~43 inches for your rod), and then use the chart below to see where it aligns with other rods tested.  Based on what you posted for deflection (and interpolation) I'd say you'll be around 2700-3000 grains (6-7oz) which emperically falls right around an AFTMA Line 8-9. Deflection Weigt vs AFTMA Line Number.JPG
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Paul thanks for your time and chart I will proceede to number the rods I've put up and thought " I'll remember what line this throws "again thanks
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