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WTB--Fenwick Glass Rod

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With all the new glass rods coming out, I am in the market for a 7'6" 4WT, solely to swing wet flies. While the new rods all look sweet and many are reasonably priced, I've heard a lot of good things said about the old Fenwick glass rods. I've been checking Craigs List yet haven't found anything. I don't do EBAY because I like to meet the seller and see the goods before purchasing. Is there anyone out there that has one of these and might be interested in parting with it?

Will probably throw a 4WT DT on the rod.

Live in Jim Thorpe and am able to road trip during the holidays if you are east of say--Clearfield.

Posted on: 12/16 5:58


Re: WTB--Fenwick Glass Rod

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I'm fairly certain the old glass Fenwicks never went below a 5 weight. There is a 7.5' 5 weight (FF75). A WF4 would prob work great with it.

This link has a small write up on most every Fenwick glass rod ever made.

http://fiberglass-fly-rods.pbworks.com/w/page/5182977/Fenwick

Posted on: 12/16 9:15


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No such animal exists from Fenwick. There were other vendors, but they're going to be exceedingly rare. If you need a true 4wt rod, you're going to need to buy a blank and have it built. Modern vendors produce 4wt, and lighter, fiberglass rods.

If your goal is to actually swing wet flies, you won't do any better than a South Fork "Classic." If you want a 7'6" rod 4wt, they happen to have one. The blank will set you back $128, the finished rod $289.

Since you're looking for shorter, there's plenty of vintage 6wt rated rods in the 7'6" to 8' range out there. YMMV as to which one.



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Posted on: 12/16 20:55


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I have a FF75-4, 6 wt. (7 1/2- 4 piece Fenwick Voyageur feralite.) if interested.

Thanks,
Bret

Posted on: 12/17 10:41


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Re: WTB--Fenwick Glass Rod

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FF806 is an awesome rod for that purpose.

Posted on: 12/18 14:03


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Grady,
Sent you a PM

Posted on: 12/18 20:31






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