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Old 10-13-2010, 09:44 PM
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Default What is the story with Fenwick?

In looking for a glass rod for a friend, it looks like Fenwick used to be the top dog of fly rods. What happened with them? Anyone know the story of their demise? I have an old glass rod that belonged to my Grandfather, but have no idea of the story behind it. Sort of make a guy curious.
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Default Re: What is the story with Fenwick?

Fenwick was the "Sage" of it's day. Not necessarily the best but certainly one of the most innovative. It was run by two fellows by the name of Green. Don, who later left to form Sage and Jim who developed the tip over butt ferrule that is used on most fishing rods today. They also produced the first generation of production graphite rods and were leaders that field for years
They ended up selling out the same company who made Berkley and Mitchell tackle and the Fenwick line gradually was slipped to the back burner.

There were better glass rods but Fenwick was probably the sales leader and most well known
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Default Re: What is the story with Fenwick?

kind of reminds me of whats going on with loomis...or so ive heard at least
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Default Re: What is the story with Fenwick?

I still fish a glass Fenwick 535 when I'm bushwhacking on small mountain headwaters. It's small, light and it gets the line out there at the distances that I need.

In my opinion, there's no better feel when a fish takes the fly than you get with a good glass rod. If you're interested in top-of-the-line vintage glass rods, then have a look at the old Phillipson line; particularly the epoxite blanks that used 3M technology; way ahead of their time and really nice rods. My Phillipson 7'0" 4 wt. Midge rod is one of my all time favorites.

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