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Not one I've seen before...

Post by Harry » Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:15 pm

A little query...? have any of you chaps heard of a make of rod called a Dam Gerat/Damyl..?
it has a logo in ink saying "Practice" 2.85m 15-25Gr and it is numbered
NR727/43407
It is a 3 pce, all split cane and approx. nine and a half feet long with a short handle and what looks like brass reel bands...
it feels quite powerful it looks like a lure/Pike rod...
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Re: Not one I've seen before...

Post by Duebel » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:12 am

DAM, Deutsche Angelgeräte Manufaktur, is a German maker of rods and reels and all sorts of end tackle, that still exists today. Of course today nothing is produced in Germany anymore.

Have a look through the TFF. There's plenty of information on DAM reels.

I've got a DAM "Saale" which I use regularly.
http://traditionalfisherman.com/viewtop ... =Dam+Saale

If your "Practice" is in fairly good condition, you're quite lucky. Not many German cane rods of the period before glass and c****n have survived.

Can we see some pictures of your rod please?
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Re: Not one I've seen before...

Post by Harry » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:04 am

Many thanks Martin, I shall put some pics up later today.
I had a pm from WallysCast and he seems to think that the "Practice" label could mean its a tournament rod..

The cane is very steely and looks like it was quite sturdy... its definitely in need of a rebuild though...
Wal will be laying his hands on it at some point.
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Re: Not one I've seen before...

Post by Harry » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:55 pm

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Here are a few pics of the Dam rod....
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Re: Not one I've seen before...

Post by Duebel » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:36 pm

What a lovely rod! Where did you find it?

15 - 25 gr is the recommended casting weight. This is how we used to classify rods over here in Germany and often still do.
It should equal a test curve of about 1lb or even a little less, so I'm surprised to read, that you think the rod might handle a pike.

I've got a pdf file of an old DAM catalogue somewhere. I'll have a look whether I can find some more information on the "Practice". From the look of it I'm pretty sure it's from mid 50ies like my "Saale".
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Re: Not one I've seen before...

Post by Harry » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:05 pm

I thought being a lure rod its target would've been pike and it is quite steely... it was part of a bundle of tackle I bought on "that website"
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Re: Not one I've seen before...

Post by Duckett » Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:03 pm

Harry wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:05 pm
I thought being a lure rod its target would've been pike and it is quite steely... it was part of a bundle of tackle I bought on "that website"
Don't know if this will help Harry, but could it be a sea lure rod? 15-25 gr is the sort of weight category we still use for standard Bass, Pollock, Coley and Wrasse lure rods today. Lure rods intended for winkling Wrasse out of rocky and weedy areas often have a steeliness about them.

That said, lure fishing for Wrasse seems a fairly modern development. I've been lure fishing for Bass, Pollock and Coley since the early 1970s but I don't recall seeing anything about lure fishing for Wrasse until early this century.
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Re: Not one I've seen before...

Post by Harry » Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:10 pm

I don't think it's a sea rod... It's more like a light carp rod Duckett... I'm going to let Wal have his way with it at some point and get it back to how it used to look...
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