- Jul 5, 2010
First off, I hope I'm in the right sub forum. This is a question about a steelhead rod.. I came a cross a used X96JS 1/4-3/4 rod today. Its old enough that is doesn't have a date code on it. Which would put it pre '97-'98 or so. Its in pretty good shape, no nicks or scratches. A little piece of cork out at the top of the grip, and the finish looks a little "faded" I guess would be the way to say it. I can get it for $55. I know the technology with graphite has changed a lot since then, would I be off with something newer? Or is a Certified Pro a Certified Pro?? Thanks all in advance!