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Help with vintage fenwick blanks
Posted by: Steven spicer (---.akdigitel.static.gci.net)
Date: October 19, 2019 12:46PM

Hello new to rod building. I have a bunch of vintage blanks and trying to find out what line weight ,actions and so on. Fenwick was rude. Starting with these old blanks first. Look foreword to learning all I can. I live in Alaska and their is a high demand for custom rods. Thank yoi

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Re: Help with vintage fenwick blanks
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: October 19, 2019 02:10PM

Any info on the blanks? We got to start somewhere.

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Re: Help with vintage fenwick blanks
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: October 19, 2019 02:26PM

The Fenwick that made those blanks isn't the Fenwick that exists today.

You'll be looking at what would now be considered some very old rod blanks and may or may not be much demand depending on what your local market is looking for. I have some old Fenwick catalogs from the 1970's and 1980's that might of help if you can provide the model numbers, but it might be a day or so before I can get back to you.

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Re: Help with vintage fenwick blanks
Posted by: Steven spicer (---.akdigitel.static.gci.net)
Date: October 20, 2019 11:10AM

Thank you for reply. My dad found some info about one of the 12 models I got. It was a blank from 1966. He found action, power, and weight size. No line weight. I got all 12 model numbers and lengths.

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Re: Help with vintage fenwick blanks
Posted by: Steven spicer (---.akdigitel.static.gci.net)
Date: October 21, 2019 10:03AM

Here are a few of the model numbers
Sp844f
Sp782f
Sh1023f
Glb 961
Glb 964.
Thank you for your help. What blank kits would you recommend for a starter kit ? I am thinking trout rod blank, to start

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Re: Help with vintage fenwick blanks
Posted by: Alex Weissman (---)
Date: October 22, 2019 09:05AM

As for blanks I can't help, but for kits; what kind of fishing do you do? There are kits for anything you like to do.

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Re: Help with vintage fenwick blanks
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: October 22, 2019 10:09AM

SP782F - 6'6", fast, light, 1/8 - 3/8 lures, 2-1/4 ounce Feralite ferrule.
SP844F - 7', fast, med. lt., 1/4 - 5/8 lures, 2-3/4 one, Feralirte ferrule.

These are from the 1986 catalog. I'd have to dig a bit more to find the others. All good blanks, but probably not much market for them these days.

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Re: Help with vintage fenwick blanks
Posted by: Steven spicer (---.akdigitel.static.gci.net)
Date: October 22, 2019 11:10AM

Thank you. These rods will be for give aways in my fishing group, or for clients to use. Thank you for any and all info.

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Re: Help with vintage fenwick blanks
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: October 23, 2019 06:13PM

The S1023f I is a steelhead blank, 2 pc., the last two are live bait blanks, 8 ft long, 1 pc.

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Re: Help with vintage fenwick blanks
Posted by: Steven spicer (---.akdigitel.static.gci.net)
Date: October 24, 2019 12:30PM

Thank you very much.

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