Fiberglass get together

Discussion in 'Bamboo, Fiberglass & Classic Reels' started by Gary Knowels, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. David Loy

    David Loy Senior Moment

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    Yeah, I know there are some rare ones. Mine are common though, FF806 & FF807. I'd maybe sell the 7 but never the 6.
     
  2. John Wallace

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    I have a Fenwick think says 10/11wt. I will have to go look and see. Should be fun!
     
  3. Mark Walker

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    One of the more "rare" Fenwicks. Rumored fewer than 60 were produced by the Fenwick Custom Shop in the '60's.
    Quoted from the net;
    "It has collectability for people with interest in Fenwick rods or the GGAC and SF area. The Fenwick FF83 is a "special" rod in SF history. It was designed by J Green of Fenwick expressly for the Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club of San Francisco and it's members. It was available only to and through the GGAC, not made for sale to the general public. It is the only GGAC, "club" rod that I am aware of. I've lived in SF my whole life and have never cast this rod and have only seen one."

    The only one I know of more rare would be the Fenwick FF77-7 (7pc 5wt pack rod).
    This FF83 appears to never have had reel mounted on it. :D
    1FF83.jpg 1FF832.jpg 1FF833.jpg
     
  4. Banzai

    Banzai FFing and VWs...Bugs & Bugs

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    Nice aquisition Mark. I grew up on Bainbridge Island, was aquainted with Mr. Greens kids in school, and even worked next door to the then new Sage shop. Still, I never happened to purchase a Fenwick rod. Dumbass. 20/20 hindsight now. Someday I'll find one.
     
  5. Banzai

    Banzai FFing and VWs...Bugs & Bugs

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    This sounds like fun. If there is room for me, I have a couple of old W-Ms, Heddons, a 10' Hardy 7wt, and a no name I built up recently. Almost any Aug- Sept Sunday is open for me, or a Sat if a date is confirmed before the start of the month since I have to schedule my Sats off a month in advance. Working can be inconvenient sometimes....
    P.S. They are also paired with age appropiate reels.
     
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  6. Bonsai

    Bonsai Jerry

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    Sounds like fun. I am in. Most any Saturday would be fine with me. I have A Shakespeare Wonderod built in June of 1964, a Montague and a new rod from Cabela's. Like Banzai I have some old reels to go with the old rods.

    Jerry Tomeo
    Kitsap Fly Anglers
     
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  7. Gary Knowels

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    OK, for me it looks like September 8th or 15th would be best for me. Both days are Sundays, as those days are often easier for me. Whichever day more people can attend is the one I'll pick. Whichever weekend that we aren't meeting I'll be camping and fishing small streams in Mt. Rainier NP, which has become my annual birthday trip.
     
  8. Banzai

    Banzai FFing and VWs...Bugs & Bugs

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    Sept 15th is good for me since the 8th is my birthday and the wifey has plans for that weekend.
     
  9. Gary Knowels

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    The 11th is mine so I get to choose which weekend I want to turn into a 3 day camping trip.
     
  10. Banzai

    Banzai FFing and VWs...Bugs & Bugs

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    That's only fair as you're getting this all together, eh?
     
  11. Gary Knowels

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    I meant as far as work goes. I'll let the vote on this determine which weekend I tell my boss I'll be out of town

    Sent from my HTC_Amaze_4G
     
  12. Bonsai

    Bonsai Jerry

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    I love retirement. The 15th would be fine with me. Gene and I will come together what ever day you chose.

    Jerry Tomeo
    Kitsap Fly Anglers
     
  13. tonemike

    tonemike fish'n glass

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    great idea! sept 8th is the only day i can make it. no worries either way though.
    getting together is always fun. a few of my favorite glass rods that i've shared with other glass enthusiasts are:

    SA System 4, 5, and my newly acquired System 6
    7' and 8' Kurt Gowdy Parametrics
    8' 5wt Cortland "Leon Chandler" (Fisher)
    Scott F601-3
    8' 4wt Diamondglass (orig.)
    Fenwick FF79, FF79.5 (Japanese), and FF756
    7''6" Phillipson eponite
    7' 4-6wt Sceptre

    please let me know what date you end up choosing.
    -mike
     
  14. tonemike

    tonemike fish'n glass

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    let's try and do it when Lugan can bring his Morgans!! :D
     
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  15. Bonsai

    Bonsai Jerry

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    I just found out I have a commitment for Sept 15th. Sept 8th would work for me.