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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:39 am • # 1 
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As noted elsewhere, I recently acquired a 7' 3wt Cortland CRX rod. While casting it, it brought to mind a 6wt Fenwick HMG I bought last year (6 wt, but very similar action). I dug it out and compared the two. Both blanks are identical in colour and texture, although obviously with different handles, guides and wraps.

Is there any chance both Fenwick and Cortland are sourcing their blanks for these two models from the same (presumably overseas) supplier? Just curious.
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brent


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:26 pm • # 2 
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I don't know that to be the case, but certainly wouldn't be surprised. I would think there are probably only a few actual rod manufacturers in either Korea or China, so the odds of them making rods for several companies are probably pretty high. And not every company actually sets the specs for the rods they sell, they just want a rod of a certain length and rod weight, so the same rod might be built for more than one company, with different labels. In the old days in this country, Phillipson built rods for Orvis, LL Bean, and other companies. These were essentially the same rods that Phillipson was selling under their own label. St. Croix built rods for other companies. I am sure these were not the only companies doing this.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:41 pm • # 3 
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Thanks, Larry. Certainly makes sense.


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