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I have an older fly rod marked Southbend Deluxe 3135 8 1/2 ft. Question is what line wt. was this rod designed for? Also is it a glass rod?
Also have the No 1140 Model D Oren-O-Matic reel 1959 vintage. I saw an old Southbend ad for this reel that recommended using C- level Banshee line. What type of line is this and what line weight?  Thanks!

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Beau,

here is a good site to compare whether the rod is bamboo (six sided) or fiberglass (round).

http://antiquerodandreels.com/mfg_s/southbend.html


If its not marked with a weight I would start with a 6 or 7 weight, but this is a good discussion on weights:

http://www.scientificanglers.com/plan-your-trip/fly-fishing-tips/how-choose-righ


For the reel, it will handle a wide variety of weights....so select the line based on the rod.

Bob

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