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Old 08-18-2012, 12:58 PM
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I am okay at present for longish rods, I was hoping for really long and full-flexing.

I have a new (ca. 1910-1917) 9'6" 4wt Leonard Calcutta (before they shifted to Tonkin cane) cane rod that is a dream to cast. It is a Ladies' rod with a 5" delicate cork grip and a really tiny cap-and-ring NS reelseat. The snakes are so small that a whipped loop on a modern WF4F has to be passed through each guide very carefully; then crushed down to fit it through the tip-top. Despite that, it casts in close or stretches out effortlessly. I'm not rich, I paid less for this rod than most rods Cabela's sells.
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