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Default Re: A couple Wonderods. One old, one older.

Here is a Wonderod from the 1950's. Very accurate but it does have some weight. It also has the snaplock spring loaded reel seat.

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I should take some pictures of my other fiberglass rods...

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I think the J.C. Higgins 312 on my Wonderod A1280B makes a pretty decent looking combo.
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I was just out in the rainy back yard doing some casting with the A1280B and this W&McG reel with some cheap old 7wt line. I did quite well. I was hitting some hula hoop targets at 65 feet with relative ease.
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This one is a Presidential Gold Cup Model FY-A310

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Default Re: A couple Wonderods. One old, one older.

I have an old Wonderod, it was a gift from my sister when I graduated 8th grade (if I remember correctly; maybe it was high school graduation, but I seem to recall using that rod throughout high school). Anyway, it is a 9-weight that I still use for saltwater fishing. It was my only rod for many years, until I started accumulating tackle a couple years ago.
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Default Re: A couple Wonderods. One old, one older.

Another one.
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Default Re: A couple Wonderods. One old, one older.

Green one from 1956.

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I like all the different color schemes Shakespeare used.
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Default Re: A couple Wonderods. One old, one older.

I have a Shakespeare Wonder Rod from the early '60's, I use it and like it. When I started it was all I had to use so I had no choice and have since bought a couple of new graphite rods. It still get used once in a while.
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Graphite casts longer for me, but catching the fish is more fun on a Wonderod.
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Default Re: A couple Wonderods. One old, one older.

My first real fly rod was a Wonderod back in the early 60s that I gave away in the 80s. Looking for a little nostalgia I bought one on EBay that has never been fished, still in the original tube. Essentially brand new! It's the Presidential model and when I took it out in the yard and cast it I couldn't believe how far we've come with rod technology. It was fun, but I think I will put it back on EBay.
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Default Re: A couple Wonderods. One old, one older.

Napawino: You have a picture of my model above, except it is a different length, No. FY-120-7' 9"! I bought it in 1967 or thereabouts. The Shakespeare site says to use a DT7F or WF8F. I just relined my Pfluerger Medalist 1494, also from 1967, with a 7 weight line and hope to use it for bass or Delaware trout.

It's a little heavy compared to my Orvis H2 or Sage Circa, duh, but it will be fun if I tie into something.
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