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30 minutes ago, enfieldspares said:

I'd guess you'd know from the thickness of the thing, yes. Length is about right but for sure for dapping brown lake trout there'd be no need for the thing to be double built, steel cored or similarly thick. The only other thing I'd think is for dedicated roll casting or Spey casting? The late Terry Thomas would have known!

Those beasts were used for spey casting on big rivers like the Ness and Tay. 20ft wasn’t unknown. Shooting any line was very limited, so practically the whole length of level-line to be cast was airborne. The common practice of ‘mending’ also called for a long rod. 

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