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Betts Glass Rod
Posted by: Anonymous User (---.ptld.qwest.net)
Date: May 02, 2006 01:11PM

Over the weekend a friend brought me a " Betts Fishing Tackle No. 2295 " By Betts Mfg. Detroit 19, Michigan (see the pic) it is a soild glass 2 piece rod, with a simple 2 ring cork grip, medium wire guides, spining outfit.
Has any one ever head of this rod before?
What is more important to me is that the finish is a wood grain paint on very real looking, does anybody know how to get the same effect, I would like to Refinish the rod in the same finish and type guides, but maybe put a little more modern reel seat on it.
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Re: Betts Glass Rod
Posted by: Anonymous User (Moderator)
Date: May 02, 2006 04:30PM

I have seen the wood grain type finish recreated by applying one coat of brown and then another coat of a different shade of brown wiped on with a sponge which tends to streak the first with the second and make a type of woodgrain look. Would probably take some practice and experimentation on your part.

I have no idea, but that might be the same Betts Co. that currently makes/imports the crappie jig telescoping poles.

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