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Hello, I have a Grizzly Fenwick Rod that I'm very curious about but I can't find any information on the internet about it. It's just less than 10', wood carved handle with rubber(?) bottom, rings get bigger as they climb down the pole to the handle. Stamped Grizzly Fenwick with the bird on top and some type of logo underneath, possible 3 animals, one looks like a duck. It comes apart in two sections. Super condition!

Any information would be greatly appreciated!"


But this is outside of my expertise.

Expert: Jack Gaither"

It is round- probably is made of fiberglass not bamboo. It was made in the 1950s. It's just a guess but it is probably not graphite or modern materials.
You might try to find Fenwick on Google and ask them.
You are not going to find written history on your rod . Bamboo fly rods are the ones that collectors want and have history written on them.

To help you further it would  be nice to know the kind of guides - snake made of wire or casting type guides.

It is probably a Spey rod - 2 handed rod and they have come back into fashion.

You might try eBay but my guess is that you could sell it for $200 or more.
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Rich Mac McGaughey


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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Because of my knowledge I can help you sell and get a good price for your vintage bamboo fly rod. email email Mac


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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