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Old Fiberglass fly rod

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I have an old fiberglass fly rod. I was wondering if anyone could tell me more about it.

It is a Shakespeare Wonderod, the glass is white with copper/brown wraps and black thread.

It's marked: Presidential
No. P 1280T - 7'9"
IAF

Thanks!

Posted on: 4/19 20:21


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The "T" in 1280T stood for "trout". (They also made a 1280B, for bass.)

It was rated for an HDH line, which is usually translated into modern line sizes a a DT6, but many people prefer it with a 5 weight and consider it to be a dry fly rod.

The 1280T was made from 1951-1959.

"IAF" is probably a code for the date when it was made, but it doesn't line up with the info on this page.

Posted on: 4/19 23:50
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Bob,
Thanks for the information!

Any idea on worth? I have a person interested in it after hearing about it.


Posted on: 4/21 7:37


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Somewhere in the $50-$100 dollar range. They made a lot of them, but this is one of the more desirable models, so it would probably be in the high end of that range. (Maybe even slightly more.)

Posted on: 4/21 8:10
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I wouldn't of thought it'd bring that much. Wow.

Thanks again, I appreciate all your help!

Posted on: 4/21 10:24


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That was my first nice fly rod and one of the best rods in the 60's. I don't remember what weight lines I used. I still have the Rod but haven't fished with for years.

Posted on: 4/26 9:27


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The guy who wanted it went and purchased a new Butterstick. So, I may fish it sometime or hang it on the wall. It is a real good looking rod!

Posted on: 4/26 11:16


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Fish it ! They're fun!

Posted on: 4/27 0:23


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I have an old Pflueger Medalist with a 6 wt. on it somewhere, they might be a good match.

Posted on: 4/27 11:03


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shakey wrote:
Fish it ! They're fun!


Agreed! I sold my Eagle Claw 6'6" small stream rod a few years back due to lack of use. Big mistake! I recently purchased another one so I can get back in the small stream "brookie game". I'm just hunting a Pflueger 1492 to make it complete. Glass is fun!

Posted on: 5/11 13:33


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wgmiller wrote:
Quote:

shakey wrote:
Fish it ! They're fun!


Agreed! I sold my Eagle Claw 6'6" small stream rod a few years back due to lack of use. Big mistake! I recently purchased another one so I can get back in the small stream "brookie game". I'm just hunting a Pflueger 1492 to make it complete. Glass is fun!


I have a 1492 AK I would be willing to let go of.

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Posted on: 5/11 14:09


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NewSal,

I replied to your PM. This is exactly what I'm looking for. Thanks!

Posted on: 5/12 23:25


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Wonderods are well worth fishing. Please use it!

Posted on: 5/13 20:29


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I love to fish Wonderods, especially the lighter 7' and 7'6" models.

Recently, just by pure luck I bought a very desirable 6'6" model from 1968 on Eb*y in great condition including original tube and sack .... newly listed with a "buy it now" for less than $40 including shipping !!




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