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Re: Fenwick HMG fly rods
Post 09 Jun 2016, 15:24 • #26 
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I watched a GFF 805T go through the auction a couple of weeks ago...I thought about bidding, but then got distracted by an FF86 and completely forgot about the GFF 805T and it got away...I didn't let the FF86 get away ;)


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Re: Fenwick HMG fly rods
Post 09 Jun 2016, 17:00 • #27 
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Bloodhound wrote:
I watched a GFF 805T go through the auction a couple of weeks ago...I thought about bidding, but then got distracted by an FF86 and completely forgot about the GFF 805T and it got away...I didn't let the FF86 get away ;)

Dang! What did it go for?


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Re: Fenwick HMG fly rods
Post 09 Jun 2016, 17:35 • #28 
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If you are looking for a graphite rod with a bamboo "feel" then try a boron/graphite. That is the reason they started using boron, to slow the action down. I have a wonderful old Ted Simroe b/g that is bamboo-like. I know what some will say, that boron rods are stiffer than graphite, and the later Orvis borons were. AJ Campbell describes the boron rod development in his book.


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Re: Fenwick HMG fly rods
Post 09 Jun 2016, 17:52 • #29 
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Yes when I open the tube the odor is very intense! I have tried was the sock and putting febreeze in the tube with no help

Bob


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Re: Fenwick HMG fly rods
Post 09 Jun 2016, 18:36 • #30 
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i had the stinky bag problem 20 years ago. Nothing worked, so I just pitched the bag and got a replacement.


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Re: Fenwick HMG fly rods
Post 12 Jun 2016, 15:50 • #31 
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Note to future early graphite collectors:
If opening the tube doesn't put a hurt on your nose, it probably is a replacement bag and not original :P


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Re: Fenwick HMG fly rods
Post 12 Jun 2016, 19:58 • #32 
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Hi folks, first post under my "new" moniker, the old one broke.

I've been an HMG fan since the beginning, I'm currently fishing 1st generation 805, 756, and an 856. Love these rods. They have that sweetness which has only been found in a choice few graphite rods, one of the first and still one of the best. CarlZ, I still owe you some casting time with the 805 - You'll love it!

Now, if I could just find a reasonable 1st gen. 704........

Paul


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Re: Fenwick HMG fly rods
Post 12 Jun 2016, 20:43 • #33 
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Paul, are you coming up to the allenberry next weekend?


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Re: Fenwick HMG fly rods
Post 12 Jun 2016, 21:13 • #34 
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Carl, I bought a table, but I won't be able to attend. Family matter. Every year it's something, plus it's right before our youth camp. I have some pretty nice stuff to unload. Somedaaaaayyyyy................ Perhaps we can get together over the summer?


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Re: Fenwick HMG fly rods
Post 26 Jun 2020, 18:26 • #35 
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i've been a big fan of the HMGs for sometime and have been fishing a 1st gen 8' 5wt for a few years...recently came into an earlier 2gen...another 8' 5wt, and while it's a pretty looking rod, i think i can say i prefer the 1st gen more.


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Re: Fenwick HMG fly rods
Post 30 Jun 2020, 09:58 • #36 
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Joined: 04/27/20
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Location: Germany
I have a few of the first grey HMGs: 6´ # 4 , 7,5´ #5 , 9´ #10, 9´ #12.
All are original made.
My 2. homemade rod (1981) was on a 7,5 #5 HMG blank and i have a HMG 8´#6 red/brown blank, waiting to be made up.

The 7,5 # 5 is an absolut "modern" rod, beautifull casting, not fast but I throw a DT 5 a long way.

Compared with the Shakespeare graflites ( i have 3 of them), that came on market at the same time, the Fenwicks were/are much better for casting.

One of the original rods, that I bought new 15 years ago, was/is also stinking and nothing helped to get rid of the smell. After washing the bag it became a bit better - but you can still smell its originality ;)


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