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PostPosted: 15 Sep 2006, 14:08 • # 1 
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I'm a new member who was refered to this site by a rod builder in Flagstaff, AZ. I have recently acquired a bunch of older Fenwick rod blanks, along with some feralite fly rods. I am having a hard time figuring out which blanks and or poles are in high demand or are pretty common. I have pictures of the rods, and blanks and need any help that I can get in terms of identification. I have Fenwick, G. Loomis, and Sage blanks. If there is anyone that is willing to help an overwelmed individual I would really appreciate it.:\


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PostPosted: 15 Sep 2006, 14:11 • # 2 
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Well, just post them here as blanks or complete rods with appropriate serial numbers. You have a great resource with the forum members.

NB


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PostPosted: 15 Sep 2006, 14:14 • # 3 
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Is there a catalog with serial number? And if so will it give all of the rod specs.


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PostPosted: 15 Sep 2006, 14:18 • # 4 
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For instance, I have one blank that has F1108-9 on it. I also have a fenwick feralite with PLP 71 on it. This info is no help to me. Would someone be able to look these rods up.


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PostPosted: 15 Sep 2006, 15:16 • # 5 
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Flyrookie,

Specs for the Fenwick FL108-9 from Johnson's book:

9ft, slow action, 9 wt, butt. 565, mid-size 22/64, tip-size 6/64, wt 3 1/4 oz, original price with fiberglass ferrule $12.15

On the older Fenwick blanks the 108 stands for the length in inches then the rod line weight -9.

Your blank labeled PLP-71 may not be a fly rod blank--sorry I can't help you with that one. Who has the Fenwick book? Maybe that blank is listed there where other types of rods are discussed.

paveglass


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PostPosted: 15 Sep 2006, 16:03 • # 6 
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The PLP71 is listed as a 7 foot saltwater popping rod. Originally marketed in the late 60's, early 70's. Should be a rod capable of throwing 1/2 to 1 ounce lures.

Tom


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PostPosted: 15 Sep 2006, 21:17 • # 7 
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There is a gentleman named Vic Johnson who wrote a book about the Fenwick Rod Company titled simply "Fenwick". Many members on this forum, myself included, purchased this book. If you list all the model #'s, I'm sure we can help. If you'd like to get a copy of the book, you can contact Mr. Johnson at email: ***email address removed*** snailmail: P.O. Box 3157, Vallejo, California 94590. I think the price of the book right now is about $28.
Welcome to the forum.
Lou


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PostPosted: 16 Sep 2006, 06:03 • # 8 
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Thanks for all of your help. I went into the garage last night and did an inventory of all of the fiberglass rods that I have. I counted 26 different models that were all different, and about 50 blanks that were different. I think that I will e-mail the gentlemen in Vallejo, CA but until then I will list some more on this sight.


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PostPosted: 16 Sep 2006, 06:36 • # 9 
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Here is a list of some of the rods that I have. All Feralites.
ff117 special, ff85-3 8' 6", ff110 9', ts64-4 6'6", ff79, ff109 9', ff80 8' ff85 8'6", ff107 9', ff108 9', fs60 6', dft111 9'3", ff70-4 7', ff112 9'3". I have all the serial numbers also. I'm not quite sure if the serial numbers are needed to identify the rods. If someone can check some of these out it would help me a lot. I am in the process of getting a book to help. But until then I need some help. If anyone is interested in any of these rods, let me know and maybe we can work something out. I also have custom rods that were built by Don Mollet who was a member of the Long Beach Casting Club in the late 60's early 70's. I can send pictures of any of these models or custom rods if anyone is interested.


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PostPosted: 16 Sep 2006, 11:19 • # 10 
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The rods are early generation Fenwick Ferulites. These are slower and fuller flexing rods than the later generation. The prices are guesses depending on condition and presence of bag, tube, and other stuff.

The first three are always discussed on this board. Value about $100 on any of them.
ff70-4 7', "the Backpacker's dream". Probably a 5/6 weight. I'm sure someone on this board will want it.
ff79, a very pleasant to cast 6 weight. Paveglass personally built the myth of the FF79! (rightfully so, I might add) Again, I'm sure someone on the board will want it.
ff85-3 8' 6", a 6/7 weight rod. I'm personally interested in this one (I've send a PM).

The next 2 are reasonable common and should be worth around $50-75 depending on condition.
ff80 8', a slow 7 weight rod
ff85 8'6", an 8 weight

The next 1/2 dozen are big salmon/steelhead rods. They are sometimes seen, but rarely sell for a high price. Most anglers prefer graphite for big & long. I would guess $30-60 for any of them (unless a collector really needs it to complete the set).
ff107 9', 9 weight
ff108 9', 9/10 weight
ff109 9', 11 weight (detachable fighting butt?)
ff110 9',? not listed in the Johnson books.
ff112 9'3", 9/10 weight (detachable fighting butt?)
ff117 special, a nine footer for 11/12 weight lines (detachable fighting butt that possibly has a fiberglass insert designed to fit ito the butt of the rod?)

The next couple are spinning rods(?). I would guess $25-40 range, depending on condition.
ts64-4 6'6", (FS64-4 maybe?) a 4 piece spinning rod? Not listed in Johnson's book.
fs60 6', a 6 footer with two sliding rings

dft111 9'3", again, not listed in Johnson's book. I don't have a clue what it is.

Tom


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PostPosted: 16 Sep 2006, 11:46 • # 11 
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Tom,

Great info ...

Yes, it is interesting how if the same model #s of early FFs and later FFs are lined up next to each other - how different they are!


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PostPosted: 29 Sep 2006, 11:44 • # 12 
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Hi Rookie,
I'm interested in picking up some nice blanks to build -do you plan on putting any on eBay or putting out a list of the blanks you have for sale here? Thanks.

-Aaron


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PostPosted: 29 Sep 2006, 14:02 • # 13 
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I do have a some blanks. What brands are you interested in. I have a few fenwick blanks. fl90-6-4f, fl102-6-5f, fl108-9, fl102-7f, fl96-5f, fl108-10f, fl108-9f, fl108-8f, fl102-6f, fl96-6f,Gfl108-8f, along with other graphite fly rod blanks. I do have a few nice sage graphite blanks also. b699-3gfl, b790gfl, b896gfl, b1290gfi, b690gflrp, b783-4gfl, b590gflrp, and two sage fiberglass, b679-3sfi, b476sfl. These are some of the ones that I have written down. I some casting and other types also. Let me know what you think. I will reserve a couple for you if you want, before I do put them on ebay. I am going to do a little more research on some prices but let me know if you want anything.


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PostPosted: 12 Jun 2007, 22:50 • # 14 
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Fly Rookie,
I sent you a private email a few days ago and want to be sure that you received this. Since this is a new site I found everything works differently. Could you please respond so that I can continue my search in other areas if you still don't have the fly rods I mentioned. Thank you.
Doug


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PostPosted: 13 Jun 2007, 01:51 • # 15 
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Doug,

Welcome to the Fiberglass Flyrodders!

I don't think FlyRookie visits the forum that much. I do know he has sold off much of his inventory via eBay . Send me a PM and I can get you in touch with him.

What specifically are you looking for?

Tom


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PostPosted: 13 Jun 2007, 03:12 • # 16 
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Hi FlyRookie,
If you still have them, I would be interested in the fl108-10f blanks and the ff108-9/10wt rod, let me know if you still have them and what you want for them.
Richard


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