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Post 26 Nov 2019, 20:28 • #26 
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SHAKESPEARE'S 1972 CATALOG.

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Post 26 Nov 2019, 20:33 • #27 
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THE 1973 SHAKESPEARE CATALOG.
Smaller format edition.

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Post 27 Nov 2019, 09:29 • #28 
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1974 SHAKESPEARE CATALOG.
Smaller format.

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Post 27 Nov 2019, 10:10 • #29 
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THE 1975 SHAKESPEARE CATALOG.

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Post 27 Nov 2019, 11:53 • #30 
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1976 SHAKESPEARE CATALOG.
Shakespeare introduces graphite rods (not shown).

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Post 27 Nov 2019, 14:40 • #31 
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THE 1977 SHAKESPEARE CATALOG.

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Post 27 Nov 2019, 15:21 • #32 
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SHAKESPEARE'S 1978 CATALOG.
Ugly Sticks not included.

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Post 27 Nov 2019, 16:26 • #33 
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THE 1979 SHAKESPEARE CATALOG.
Small format.

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Post 27 Nov 2019, 16:43 • #34 
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SHAKESPEARE'S 1980 CATALOG.
Small format. Only glass rods shown. A special thanks to Jim Siadak for supplying the scans.

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Post 27 Nov 2019, 17:03 • #35 
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THE 1981 SHAKESPEARE CATALOG.
Again, thanks to Jim Siadak for supplying these photos.

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Post 27 Nov 2019, 17:09 • #36 
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The UPDATED Shakespeare fly rod catalog thread is now complete from 1947 to 1981 (with the exception of the 1958 edition). Feel free to post to this thread anytime. Thanks to Tom and Steve, who made this possible AGAIN!
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Post 06 Dec 2019, 11:33 • #37 
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HEY MARK I'VE NEVER SEEN any of these older catalogs... thanks for your efforts on all of this thread. I really appreciate it.
TOOTY


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Post 06 Dec 2019, 11:38 • #38 
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HEY MARK, You wouldn't happen to know what happened to all of Ben Hardesty's trophy's would ya? :lol


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Post 06 Dec 2019, 16:41 • #39 
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No idea, tooty.


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Post 07 Dec 2019, 09:45 • #40 
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Remember folks, there are currently 190 photos just in this Shakespeare thread, so they can take up to a minute to load.
Mark


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Post 11 Jan 2020, 09:53 • #41 
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Thanks for your generous sharing the years of catalogue finds and research.


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Post 11 Jan 2020, 11:25 • #42 
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great job and thanks for your efforts


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Post 20 Jan 2020, 11:11 • #43 
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Wow! This is amazing! Thanks so much for putting in the effort to do this. A neighbor of mine's Dad died a few years ago and while going through his stuff, he found a Shakespeare fly rod that he never knew he had. Andy doesn't fish, never saw his Dad fish and didn't want the rod so he offered it to me. I found the rod on the pages of the 1969 through 1971 catalogs. It's the Wonderod Model No. FY-B215 7'-9" Standard Taper for a No. 7 line...$19.00.

If it was used at all, it probably wasn't more than a couple of times. It's all there and solid. The white finish is a bit yellowed and the cork is a bit dried out. Can anyone offer advice on how to "freshen" it up a little?


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Post 20 Jan 2020, 11:45 • #44 
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It would be best to start a new thread in the Rod Building forum on refreshing the rod. That way it will be easier to find.


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Post 26 Jul 2021, 19:55 • #45 
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Thank you for a useful reference. Rediscovered that a rod I bought in 1972 was a Ultra light 910. I've rewrapped it a couple times to replace worn guides and general wear, almost all labeling gone. Reelseat hardware, ferrules, and cork still very good shape. A pleasure to fish in small streams.


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Post 31 Jan 2024, 11:16 • #46 
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Thank you so much! I know have copies of both catalogs ( 49-50) from the two model 1390's I have plus a catalog for the wonder reel that works like a charm as well...

Scott


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Post 21 Feb 2024, 03:32 • #47 
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does anyone have the later graflite pages? I am looking for pre-'80 info.


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Post 22 Feb 2024, 09:36 • #48 
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HELLO , Mark can you tell me if you or anyone has ever seen a translucent wonderod? they are located on page 32 of the 1980 catalog....thanks again mark and I personally have never seen one except maybe 1956 WondOrod . I've owned several of those over the years, and I personally think they are the handsomest rods Shakespeare ever made , a beautiful translucent green.....


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Post 22 Feb 2024, 10:43 • #49 
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Although I can't read the brand from the picture, I think I may have the same outboard motor shown in the second picture on page 1 of this thread. It belonged to my father and is from the 40s.

steve


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Post 26 Feb 2024, 10:35 • #50 
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I’ve been looking through the catalogs posted by wrong88 trying to identify a rod I bought recently. The blank is Shakespeare Wonderod and the reel seat is marked model 1250 FFH (1955). This rod has ring guides all the way to the tip and I can’t find any 1250 fly rods in the catalogues like that. The grip was very strange when I bought it and I reworked it into the traditional cigar grip and moved the reel seat up.(see pics). Is this actually a fly rod or did someone convert it to a fly rod from maybe a spinning rod. I haven’t tried it out with Line yet so I don’t know if it will cast fly line well. Any suggestions as to its origins?




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