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Fenwick Rods

2012/4/1 15:56
From Pittsburgh, Pa
Posts: 34
I aquired an old fenwick 8wt that i plan on using for smallmouth. I haven't used it yet, but what are your thoughts on quality?

Posted on: 2013/4/1 12:35

Re: Fenwick Rods

2011/7/6 12:30
From Ephrata, PA
Posts: 6870
My favorite rod is my Fenwick FF75. Is your rod glass or graphite? If it's glass, get this reel: ... words=Eagle+Claw+fly+reel (and clarify w/ the seller that you're buying the 780, not the 567 model). It balances the old glass rods really well and is loud as ballz! I can't wait to get after the SMB w/ my 7wt glass this year.

Posted on: 2013/4/1 12:38

Re: Fenwick Rods

2006/9/10 7:44
From Enola, Pa.
Posts: 2289


I've had a 7wt. Fenwick, for at least 40 years or more. I haven't used it for awhile, but it has always service me well.


Posted on: 2013/4/1 14:23

Re: Fenwick Rods

2011/3/23 22:05
Posts: 29
I have a 4 wt. graphite that I love. This is my go to rod for small mountain streams.

Posted on: 2013/4/1 17:08

Re: Fenwick Rods

2011/3/6 0:34
From Dauphin
Posts: 704
not only are they great rods, but seldom in fishing in general does a rod you purchase go up in value.

Posted on: 2013/4/1 22:54
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Re: Fenwick Rods

2006/10/31 23:00
From 7 Springs , Somerset County
Posts: 53
Still treasure one of the first fly rods I bought over 40 years ago, my best buddy, Fenwick FF605, 6' 5 wt that I will NEVER part with. To explain why see the attached photo of the 18" Rainbow and my "Best Buddy" taken just this afternoon...


Posted on: 2013/4/1 23:10

Re: Fenwick Rods

2006/9/17 9:47
From WNY
Posts: 298
I've had my 8' 5wt (FF805?)for many years.
Had to finally replace the stripper guide.
I've owned a few of their graphite rods (HMG) through the years.
All were very well built. A bit slow and heavy by today's standards. I liked them but traded them off to purchase Sage.

Posted on: 2013/4/3 9:01

Re: Fenwick Rods

2010/3/9 11:28
From near Hershey, Pa
Posts: 110
Fenwick Rods were top notch in their day. Their glass rods were known for their performance; think Sage today.

They were one of the dominant fly rod companies and one of the first to get into boron and graphite. It is a bit of a sad story of being bought out and then loosing the market.

My first "real" fly rod was a glass Fenwick 7'8" for a 5/6wt and I still fish it occasionally. I saved up and bought it new when I was 15. Mine did not come with a tube or sock but last year I bought both for it because it is one of those childhood treasures.

Yours should hold some mojo as well so take it out and fish it.


Posted on: 2013/4/3 12:39

Re: Fenwick Rods

2012/6/5 21:59
From Hanover
Posts: 398
I have a 8'6" Boron that my Dad built for me in '82. Used it this past weekend and caught 7 with it.

Posted on: 2013/4/3 21:25

Re: Fenwick Rods

2012/11/11 19:34
From Lewisberry, PA
Posts: 175
I have a FF706 handed down to me from my FIL, probably from the 70's. Haven't had a chance to fish it yet but it feels nice.

Posted on: 2013/4/12 7:10
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