Line weight for Lee fly rod

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Line weight for Lee fly rod

Post by OldAngler » Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:29 pm

I am restoring a Lee of Redditch fly rod, which I think may be called 'THE PRINCE.' Much of the transfer is missing but I can read, ' RINCE' plus the maker's name. It is a two piece, 9½ feet long.

Does anyone know the correct line weight for this rod, or know where I might find such information?

Thank you, Old Angler

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Re: Line weight for Lee fly rod

Post by Wallys-Cast » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:01 pm

There is a 9ft two piece in my 1961 Lee catalogue called the Black Prince. This is the only Lee book I have and line weights are not listed.

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Re: Line weight for Lee fly rod

Post by SeanM » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:45 pm

It will almost certainly be either 5wt or a 6wt. I'd try a 6wt first as you're probably not going to cast a long line with a longish cane rod. If you don't have a line of the right weight you can buy a mill end quite cheaply from most of the bigger game fishing suppliers.
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Re: Line weight for Lee fly rod

Post by OldAngler » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:51 pm

Thank you. It looks as though I have a Black Prince as there is ample space on the transfer, within a border, for the 'Black P...'

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