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Offline Wineslob

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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #275 on: April 29, 2020, 12:53:01 PM »
Picked up three, yes three, more rods. All are Montague FishKill  8.5 footers.  Two are in VG shape, one is a parts rod. These were Montague's entry level rod in the highest grade they offered. Where they saved money was skimping on the number of guides. They feel like 5 wts.






I love the color scheme on these.
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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #276 on: May 17, 2020, 01:53:09 PM »
Took out the Granger Aristocrat 7 footer this past Friday. Went to the Forks of Butte Creek gold panning area.






Lots of small Rainbows with a few lunkers that broke off 5X tippet.
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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #277 on: June 01, 2020, 03:17:24 PM »
I finally finished the FET rod (pre 1909 oldest rod I own)and took it out for it's maiden voyage on Butte Creek. It's a beautiful casting rod. Smooth as butter. The old makers really knew what they were doing.



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