Conoflex ? Any idea which 1 ?

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  1. Rossco99

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    Hi all,
    I have today taken delivery of an old Conoflex
    The butt section is just a bit over 4ft in length (52inches)
    The tip section is well over 7ft (92 inches)

    The real seat is a fixed fuji fps 26 also eva foam grips
    The guides have red inserts and the main wrap is also red with a yellow trim
    It stands at 12ft high with the foam grips and length I'd guess it was a bass rod but not 100%
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    Anyone have better info please fell free to let me know :huh:

    Cheers

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    Early Flick Tip ?

    Sounds a bit like my first one, at least the blank does, although I dont know about the fittings as I bought mine as a blank and built it myself, a very slim rod for its time, Easily mistaken for a Bass Rod.

    Dave

    Just to add , as Concrete says below, the Flick tip was a Carbon gray, no visible crossweaves.

    Dave
     
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    Ross put pics up maybe phill Hyde could give some insight on it. ??? Worth a thought ;)
     
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    Flattie fanatic????????
     
  5. meatsack

    meatsack Power to the peaceful

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    has the blank got a dark green and a lighter colour weave to it rossco ?
    gives it a slight chequered look.........
     
  6. Rossco99

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    No green in it mate, just had a look :huh:
    just carbon (grey) which has been varnished over
     
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    concrete Vorsprung durch Essen

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    Sounds a bit like a flick tip.
     
  8. Rossco99

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    Couple of pics added :thumbs:
     
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    could it not be the cod 5?? i remember seening something similar back in the early 80`s but could be mistaken tight`uns
     
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    Cheers Fish n Chips

    1 of my club guys mentioned a Cod 6 but I have rebuilt 1 before and it doesn't seem to be the same but I have never held a Cod 5 :g:
     
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    Anyone else have any ideas ?
    Someone has mentioned a Super 5 ?
     
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    I think its probably a 24OT, Im building one for a guy and it looks very similar, colours etc, dimensions are the same. They say Paul Kerry
    used these in the past. This may help. Regards
     
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    Thanks Captain :)
    Can't say I have heard of that 1 right enough :marinheir
     
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    The 240T is black, and is of a mainly glass constuction. There is a fillet of carbon cloth in the lower tip, but it won't show as it's sandwiched in the layers.
    The tip/butt connection is via a high density glass spigot, and if the OP was to illustrate the joint, it could eliminate most of the early Conoflex range if it's a sleeve type:thumbs:.
     

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    No problem sir :thumbs:


    [​IMG]The top section is the tip section
     
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    So the butt sleeves into the tip?

    If that's so, then it's looks like the Super 5, which was a lightweight thin walled carbon rod that was designed to be "sporting" and definately not a hernia pole.
    Well worth a rebuild!:bounce:
     
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    It is a nice light rod :)
    Wouldn't be giving anyone a hernia

    And yes the the female ferrule is the tip section
     

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