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« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2014, 09:56:54 PM »

Were the Black Steel blanks all grey/charcoal?
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« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2014, 09:58:29 PM »

I thought the "California Classics" or whatever they called the Saber taper rods, were done in a darkish blue for a while.
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« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2014, 10:10:25 PM »

The Seeker Classic series were labeled with WCBC before the blank number. The WCBC stands for West Coast Black Classic and the blanks were black with blue wrapping. But, Seeker did from time to time do limited runs of rods in different colors. I have seen the normally red blank Super Seekers done in orange, blue and green so I would not put it past seeker to do different runs of other models in different colors.
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« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2014, 10:20:23 PM »

Thanks, my Black Steel rods are all factory wrapped like you described.
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« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2014, 10:38:58 PM »

Maybe it is the blue wraps, but I thought I remember a blue rod.
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« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2014, 10:39:12 PM »

Wow just found out that the 2 rod blanks I bought were limited run blue seeker extreme series blanks. Made with a glass. Lighter but a lot stronger then e glass versions. Strong as graphite without the stiffness the 6 foot is going for $127 and the 5'5 is going for $117. I think I might have scored
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« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2014, 10:43:22 PM »

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« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2014, 10:53:32 PM »

As you know those are the Extreem blanks.

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All the Black Steel blanks I have seen are the charcoal/gray color.
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« Reply #23 on: January 13, 2014, 12:50:41 PM »

Good for you, Topshot. As I recall these would have probably been produced before they started building the Super Seekers. You will have much nicer rods to fish than if you had cut both ends off a long blank, and xxh's are true 80lb. rods..
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« Reply #24 on: January 13, 2014, 01:18:07 PM »

You did good Topshot. For 130 class, I go with the Rainshadow. A lot of rod for the money!
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« Reply #25 on: January 13, 2014, 06:11:18 PM »

I forgot to add that the classics also came in the honey color.
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« Reply #26 on: January 13, 2014, 08:28:01 PM »

Very nice rod, Shark Hunter  Grin! Do you know what blank it is? How do you like it? How does it bend?
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« Reply #27 on: January 13, 2014, 09:03:05 PM »

I haven't fished it yet. Its the eglass blend. Glass at the bottom and graphite and glass toward the top. I forgot the original blank numbers. I had it made by Bar Bar Tackle.
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« Reply #28 on: January 13, 2014, 09:10:30 PM »

Thanks for the informative reply!
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