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I had a Fenwick fiberglass 5' 3" spinning rod around
The early 1980's I don't know what happened to it bit it favorite
Rod for river fishing for small mouth bass now I can't.find the what
It was called pr the model # cam you help me

I doubt if you are going to get an answer, have you tried Fenwick?
I  am a bamboo man not fiberglass. Fiberglass is just not collected like bamboo. It was made from the 1950s to the 70s.

I continue to look but here's what I usually say:
I have no specific history or books on fiberglass, I believe they don't exist, but here's two web sites that on fiberglass:
Please be cautious about someone telling you your rod is worth thousands until they offer cash. People want fiberglass to be collectable like bamboo but that doesn’t make it so.

I got a new book , which briefly mentions Fenwick glass rods, Fishing Collectibles: Identification & Price Guide  by Russell Lewis. Lewis mentions 2 Fenwick  glass rods at $75 and 150 - they are mint , pristine - no appearance of wear at all and not your model.

Price Book:
Antique & Collectible  Fishing Rods: Identification & Value Guide  by Homel, Dan. 1997 (2nd edition 2000) add about 30% for age of book.
Fenwick glass rods are one of the few non bamboo rods mentioned in Homel.

Homel gives the Fiberglass fly rods c.1965-1975 the  value of  $10, 35 and $70 for poor, good, excellent condition respectively. My experience is that these prices are probably more realistic in actual resale value.

I recommend you search ebay , I see Fenwick Fishing Rods & History Collector Guide CD incl First Graphite, Prices for only 24 , which probably has your answer


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I can answer questions on graphite fly rod building and bamboo rod restoration and making. I can guide people to restorers . I can guide people to rod building components on the internet as well as catalog. I can help them identify and value their bamboo fly rods with a picture .

If you are asking for the id of an old rod

please give a complete description send pictures especially labels or logos with detailed thorough description** to me and a complete including as much the following as you can: Is it? fly or casting rod ? Reel seat is below or above the cork handle ? Check metal for id and patents ? What is it made of; bamboo ( flat sided) fiberglass or graphite ( round)? Weight in oz? What is the diameter of the rod above the cork? Where was it purchased ? What type of metal nickel-silver, tin, or chrome platted brass? A complete description of any logos or labels. Length of rod per section and number of sections. Total rod length.

Please read the following if the rod has either of the following two labels

Montague or H-I (Horrocks-Ibbotson).

They are looked down upon by the collecting community and often they are justified. They were mass produced , rather heavy and very slow. They are not going to resale for very much.

Two books are available at larger libraries to get history and or value:
Antique & Collectable Fishing Rods: Identification & Value Guide Homel, Dan. 1997
Bamboo Rod Restoration Handbook -Michael Sinclair

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I have been restoring bamboo fly rods for 15 years and making graphite for 17 .

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**example of a thorough description of a label: The Shakespeare decal is olive green ovals with gold foil banner bearing the word "Shakespeare" in script. The remainder of the of the lettering is block style reading on top Honor Built and on the bottom of oval , Made in USA. The writing is away from the grip.

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