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Old 04-15-2014, 07:37 AM
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I'm going to continue to keep this thread alive this season with some of the fish that fall victim to this rod.

I've read reports that with the right cadence of false casts this rod actually hypnotizes the fish. It sends them into a catatonic state, mouth open of course, and flies just seem to fall into the corners of their mouths!

I think this just proves that fly fishing doesn't have to be as expensive as it could be and even people on a tight budget can get out there and do some serious work...

Early ice out on my local lakes and the sunnies are just starting to become active. Took some work but I got a few before the nasty front decided to move in

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There is actually an entire wooly bugger in his mouth.

People please feel free to add some of your own photos of these little gems of a rod in action
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Old 04-15-2014, 09:01 AM
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Here's my Feather Light. It's from around 1967.
I had a 1963 model as well but I guess that I "gave" it to another forum member since he never paid me for it
They've been around for a long time. If I remember correctly, the first year of production for the Feather Lights was 1962


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Old 04-15-2014, 09:19 AM
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Thanks for the share on a vintage featherlight, how generous you to "give" one away.

I think your signature can sum up the entire intent of this thread!

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That sucks rip. That's why I send nothing without pay first. Everyone can seem like a saint on the interwebs. Doesn't mean they are.

Wright & McGill really liked that brown blank and green seat. They used it for a lot of models
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People please feel free to add some of your own photos of these little gems of a rod in action
Not alot of "action", but that's my 1963 W&M Feather Light .
A great 6'6" rod for tight spaces

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I kind of want to get one the new ones with the nicer cork and the wood reel seat. Mine is fairly vintage, its got a solid brass seat and it looks like poo poo to me.
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They are very nicely designed rods and a great value at $19.99. Couple it with a used Medalist reel and a non-named brand line and you can be fishing, and catching for under $50.
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And it walks on water! (Nice photo)

I've looked at these in store more than once. At $30 it almost feels like a joke, but I've always loved the yellow of the old Wright & McGills. My dad had a spinning rod in that hue, it's an old one and I thought it was pretty special when I got to use it.
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I have owned more than a couple of the 6'6.

Have given most away to friends and family that are starting out. I think I still have one with an inexpensive reel and some old peach Cortland on it.
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Default Re: Featherlight In Action

just now looking at mine..think I'll take'er to the lake tomorrow. Fine fine rod really. Muchh nicer EC than when I was a youngster. I think mine handles a 6wt line pretty good,,maybe a tad better than a 5..and might even toss a 7 alright.
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