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I was bequeathed a couple of rod's after my brother died about 10 years ago. They are a Moonraker Supreme 9100 - 12 (which is in pretty bad shape), and a Power Cast 6500 - 12. I remember the Moonraker's were very good rods in the 1970's/80's when I started out beach fishing, but that's about the extent of my knowledge. I'm thinking of refurbishing it for re- use, any info you can provide on either rod would be great.

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I was bequeathed a couple of rod's after my brother died about 10 years ago. They are a Moonraker Supreme 9100 - 12 (which is in pretty bad shape), and a Power Cast 6500 - 12. I remember the Moonraker's were very good rods in the 1970's/80's when I started out beach fishing, but that's about the extent of my knowledge. I'm thinking of refurbishing it for re- use, any info you can provide on either rod would be great.

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Is that the very first model Moonraker Supreme with the Fuji Snaplock reel fitting or the next one with the winch fitting ?
 

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Is that the very first model Moonraker Supreme with the Fuji Snaplock reel fitting or the next one with the winch fitting ?
Don't know if it's the first model but it does have the Fuji Seat...
 

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Here's a few images
 

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Yep. Looks like the very first Moonraker Supreme which my fishing buddy and I were drooling over back in about 1980. Made in Gt Britain, Scotland I believe. If the blank is undamaged it could well be worthwhile restoring it, especially for your own use. Personally I love those Fuji snaplock reel seats; I've even fitted a couple to rods of mine that previuously required coasters.
 

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Yep. Looks like the very first Moonraker Supreme which my fishing buddy and I were drooling over back in about 1980. Made in Gt Britain, Scotland I believe. If the blank is undamaged it could well be worthwhile restoring it, especially for your own use. Personally I love those Fuji snaplock reel seats; I've even fitted a couple to rods of mine that previuously required coasters.
That's great, thanks Beach Person. I vaguely remember them as well, but they were out of my reach in those days. I still have my first fibreglass beach rod, also with a Fuji seat, only a cheapo bought in the mid 70's. I assume this is a fibreglass blank too, would it be worth going the full 9 yards and doing a full restoration to original, or just a rub down, re-ring & varnish with a bit of shrink wrap to finish off?
 

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I'm not the best person here to talk about restorations as I am forever planning them and not getting around to it but I would have a go at getting this one back to originalish condition and keep the original grips; but that's just me.
OK I'll have a look on the rod builders section, do you know if it's fibreglass or not? I rather suspect it is.
 

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Yes, tubular glass fibre.

There are keen restorers here on the VTFC section - Third Earl, Richie, Hunters Moon to name but three.
Thanks mate, I'll have a look....
 
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