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Hello, I'm wanting to use this rod but don't know what line to use. On the handle it has HDH or E Can you help me?? Also price value on the rod. Is this a dry or wet fly rod?? Thank you very for your time!!! Gary

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Hello Gary - Nice classic rod you have there.  The HDH designation is the equivalent of a modern DT6 line.  The E is equivalent to a level line 5wt.  Level lines are no longer made really.  If you would like to classify it I would call it a wet fly rod.  However, I'd fish it with dry flies as well with probably a WF 5 or 6wt line.  I'll bet it will cast quite nicely with those lines as well. Enjoy the rod.  
Rich

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Rich Morrison

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I can answer questions about all types of Powell fly rods. I know more than just about anyone when it comes to info on vintage Powell rods. You can email me at rich@classicpowellrod.com and include questions, photos, and descriptions of any Powell rods you want info on. Thanks!!

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I've been collecting/buying/selling and researching Powell rods for almost 10 years. I grew up in Chico and I own an extensive set of Powell documentation going back years. Please feel free to visit my website at www.classicpowellrod.com

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BA in biology - but that does not really metter here.

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