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Fenwick FF77-7
Post 11 Mar 2010, 06:08 • #1 
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Here's a Fenwick from the Fenwick custom shop. FF77-7! 7'10"-5wt-7pc. that weighs 3-1/2oz. This is the only one that I have ever seen. Thank you James Green (tcpits)!
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Post 11 Mar 2010, 06:23 • #2 
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Damn ... that is pretty cool.


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Post 11 Mar 2010, 06:28 • #3 
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SWEEEEET ... I want one!


Fred,
Did you get to take her for a spin? Don't tell me, I don't want to knowImage

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Post 11 Mar 2010, 06:37 • #4 
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Doug - The rod was intended to be fished, and it will be ... going to take it on a casting seesion this afternoon. It has passed the wiggle test, no 'flat spots' or hinging as a 7pc.


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Post 11 Mar 2010, 06:54 • #5 
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That's too cool ...


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Post 11 Mar 2010, 07:56 • #6 
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fred1369 wrote:
Doug - The rod was intended to be fished, and it will be ... going to take it on a casting seesion this afternoon. It has passed the wiggle test, no 'flat spots' or hinging as a 7pc.

Fred,
I agree ... I'd fish it too!
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Post 11 Mar 2010, 11:45 • #7 
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Doug - It's a fine casting rod, just what you would expect from a Fenwick ... you wouldn't know it was a 7pc. rod.

With a fine tip (4.5 tip top) and tip over butt ferrules, it's a gem! Nice to see the work Jimmy Green of Fenwick put into rods like this, each 15" section works together in harmony ... The rod handles a DT5 line comfortably from 10' to 60'


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Post 11 Mar 2010, 13:44 • #8 
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Very, very nice - interesting to see the custom rods that Fenwick produced - a backpackers dream ...


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Post 11 Mar 2010, 14:24 • #9 
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Fred,
With the 4.5 tip, it sounds like it would be a 5 as marked? In the multi-piece configuration, is it slower like the FF75-4 compared to the FF75-2?

Doug


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Post 11 Mar 2010, 15:36 • #10 
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Doug - The upper half has the same feel of the FF75 while casting in close. Once some more line is out the butt starts to work, similar to the FF75-4. I still can't get over how well it casts as a 7pc.


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Post 11 Mar 2010, 15:57 • #11 
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Wow, I continue to be amazed at the custom configurations that Fenwick was willing to take on which still lived up to their standards as quality fishing tools. Nice find Fred!


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Post 11 Mar 2010, 15:59 • #12 
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Fred,
What an attractive package. Fenwick did it up right. Thanks for sharing.


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Post 11 Mar 2010, 17:50 • #13 
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In a word -- WOW, sweet! (Okay two words.) Image I want one.

What a perfect rod to stuff in your luggage when on a business trip -- just in case you get a chance to flick a fly. (That's what I do, coupled with reel with a SA Quad tip line and a box or two of flies.)


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Post 12 Mar 2010, 01:45 • #14 
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Here's the Fenwick custom shop offerings from the 1970-71 catolog.Image




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Post 14 Mar 2010, 09:22 • #15 
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get outta here! That sounds like an ideal pack rod, even better than the FF75-4!


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Post 14 Mar 2010, 10:53 • #16 
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I want one! Where can I get mine?

Peter


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Post 14 Mar 2010, 14:35 • #17 
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Good luck on finding one ... I have never seen another. I have seen many more FF83's than the FF77-7! Does anyone else have one? I have never seen another!


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Post 14 Mar 2010, 15:39 • #18 
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I think I've seen one on eBay over the years. It didn't sell cheap. That was before there was any information at all posted online. As the quantity of reliable information on a rod builds up online, the prices build up too.

Tom


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Post 14 Mar 2010, 18:57 • #19 
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thanks for sharing that fred. sadly, due to its rarity, the closest i'll come to that neat pack rod of yours is my own (new yellow) ff79.5. i'm glad to hear that it casts as well as it looks and that you'll be fishing it. very nice.
-mike


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Post 15 Mar 2010, 01:43 • #20 
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Tom - The one you seen on eBay a while bac is the same rod ... it went for good money and then was sold again about a year ago ... I know the person who bought it and he wanted it ... I told him if he was to resell it, to talk to me. It's the only FF77-7 that I have seen.

It's safe from reselling now, it's one of very few production rods that I have kept for my collection.


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Post 15 Mar 2010, 12:22 • #21 
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Awesome find. I have seen a lot of Fenwicks but never one of those. Glad it has found a good home!

Donny


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Re: Fenwick FF77-7
Post 12 Oct 2019, 16:30 • #22 
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I just bought one of these. It’s a sweet little rod. Can’t wait to try it out!


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Re: Fenwick FF77-7
Post 13 Oct 2019, 12:03 • #23 
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Dan, would love to see photos of this rod, serial number, etc..

Thanks,
Sandman


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Re: Fenwick FF77-7
Post 13 Oct 2019, 12:37 • #24 
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Pics ... Please

I have never seen pics of one. Let alone cast one.


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Re: Fenwick FF77-7
Post 11 May 2020, 18:14 • #25 
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Carlz, here are some pics...I don't own this rod so I don't know anything more about it...it's rare to even see pics of this model.

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