- Jan 24, 2019
cannot find any info about this rod on their web site. Does anybody have info came with a rod bag, good condition, bought it in a charity shop
definitely states 13 6 will take photos and post themI don't know if they did a 13'6 CTM, I have a 13' in the shed , I have seen 12 & 14 but not mid lengths. What colour is the blank? When you look down it does it look like a saturn5 rocket with 3 defined different tapers (CTM..Compound Taper Match) some pics might help
I got mine around the same time along with an abu 506 and I think it was a Mitchell 3310z reel.Yes definitely a CTM I miss read the original post as 13'6 not 13S. They were a good rod in the day, I bought mine with my 1st pay packet plus a little extra so will have been late 1976 and would have cost about £40-50 which was a lot of cash back then. But compared to modern rods it will be hard work fishing all day with it I weighed mine a couple of years ago and it was about 375 grams
I had an ABU mark 6 , didn’t think it was that expensive but Bennett’s price I’m sure is correct .Bennett's of Sheffield list the 13ft CTM rods in 1976 with prices of £25.40 in February which had gone up by £2 in August. There is no 13S listed but there is a 13ft Severn Special which I remember a mate of mine having. The ABU Mark 6 was £35 in Feb, £37 by August.
Inflation was very steep in 1975/76. I'd paid full price (£20-95) for an ABU Mk 6 in June 1974 so quite a rise in two years but inflation and exchange rates both played a part.I had an ABU mark 6 , didn’t think it was that expensive but Bennett’s price I’m sure is correct .