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Birth Year Fenwicks
Post 11 May 2021, 13:37 • #1 
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Since I started fly fishing, I have casually searched for Fenwicks with the same manufacture date as my birthyear. It all started with the first Fenwick I purchased, I wanted to see how old it was and it was just a fluke that it was C prefix rod.

So far I have three, FF79, FF84 and my first Fenwick an FF90.
All three have the old style canvas rod bags (pre-flannel) and their factory aluminum tubes.


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Re: Birth Year Fenwicks
Post 11 May 2021, 14:43 • #2 
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I admire the rods, your collection theme, and your youth. I had a similar collecting notion as you, but alas 1954 is a bit tougher target year. i do have a couple or 3 Wonderods older than I am. By a year or 2 or 3.


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Re: Birth Year Fenwicks
Post 11 May 2021, 17:15 • #3 
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I've never had much luck finding rods built in 1947. In fiberglass at least.

Larry


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Re: Birth Year Fenwicks
Post 12 May 2021, 08:00 • #4 
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1947 Gilmour

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Re: Birth Year Fenwicks
Post 12 May 2021, 08:31 • #5 
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KOOL!


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Re: Birth Year Fenwicks
Post 20 May 2021, 18:32 • #6 
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I'll play....I have a FF70, FF70-4 and FF90 in "C" series (1962)...but even more relevant to this topic is my Fenwick PLS 70 below...my birth year, production year and serial number, all 1962...

Sandman





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Re: Birth Year Fenwicks
Post 20 May 2021, 19:24 • #7 
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That's cool keep up the hunt. I do not have any C's


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Re: Birth Year Fenwicks
Post 20 May 2021, 20:50 • #8 
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This gives me a great idea.


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Re: Birth Year Fenwicks
Post 21 May 2021, 11:05 • #9 
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Sandman wrote:
I'll play....I have a FF70, FF70-4 and FF90 in "C" series (1962)...but even more relevant to this topic is my Fenwick PLS 70 below...my birth year, production year and serial number, all 1962...

Sandman





wow...THAT IS VERY COOL!


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