I think the 1982/3 guess is about right, going by the DAM detail. I worked in Wilmslow those years, and while there I went in to a local tackle shop to buy some maggots. I came out with a 12' DAM Quickstick float rod. Mr Heaps was a rep for them, and he was in the shop. He clearly knew how to sell rods as well as use them. The rod was a little beauty and I used it for years.