Wright & McGill, Stream and Lake, Bamboo Rod

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Jeff46

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9 footer, throws a 5 weight DT nicely. Three piece, only 1 tip. Had Ray Gould turn the Cork handle and change out the first guide for a larger, real red agate stripper guide about two years ago. Bamboo is honey colored. Original writing, red original bag. Found an old-school South Bend tube to keep it in. This rod is Circa 1940's and was made just after W and M took over Granger. Paid $250 + $100 in upgrades. Make me an offer/trade. Love the rod, but it seems I always reach for the graphite. Thanks.
 
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Yo Superfly,
I am interested in the W&M stream and lake. What do you have in mind as far as a trade? I have a few graphite rods I might be willing to part with for the right deal. What are the upgrades mentioned?....Kip
 
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Got it! I'll get back to you re: trade stock. I need to check out my gear for things I'd be willing to part with. I will get back to you as soon as I get a chance to list some items. Anything you are particularly interested in? Kip
 

Jeff46

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Oh, I don't know, do you have a really fast graphite rod that would be good on the beach, like a 7 weight? I have a Sage SP that I love and it's pretty fast, but nothing like some of the cannons they have today like the XP, TCR, or the TFO TiCR. I have 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8 weight rods, and a 9/10 Spey rod. Just list what you are willing to trade and we can see if we can make a deal where we both feel good about it. Cool? Thanks, Jeff
 

Jeff46

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Sorry they are kind of dark. i should have taken them against a light background. if you want more detail, let me know. Jeff
 

David Prutsman

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I did a little research, please correct me if I'm wrong here. Granger fly rods, through the late 30's and into the 40's were viewed as the premier fly rods at the time. At some point in the early 40's, the Granger company was bought by Wright and Mcgill. However, Wright and Mcgill continured to employ Granger to build thier superior rod, under a new name. So this rod is still, technically, a Granger made rod.

It's a fine looking rod, apears to be in great condition. How would you feel about adding it to my collection for $250, considering the upgrades you dropped into it.
 

Kent Lufkin

Remember when you could remember everything?
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crew634 said:
I did a little research, please correct me if I'm wrong here. Granger fly rods, through the late 30's and into the 40's were viewed as the premier fly rods at the time. At some point in the early 40's, the Granger company was bought by Wright and Mcgill. However, Wright and Mcgill continured to employ Granger to build thier superior rod, under a new name. So this rod is still, technically, a Granger made rod . . .
Not quite. Goodwin Granger died about 1931 although the factory continued to produce rods under Bill Phillipson until WWII when it was finally closed. Phillipson went on to produce his own line of highly-prized rods after the war. Wright & McGill later bought the rights to use the original Granger tapers, designs and name from the Granger heirs.

K
 

Tim Cottage

Formerly tbc1415
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crew634 said:
I did a little research, please correct me if I'm wrong here. Granger fly rods, through the late 30's and into the 40's were viewed as the premier fly rods at the time.
I don't think "premier" is quite how the Grainger rods were viewed in their time. I think "good workman" type production rod is more like it.
Names like Orvis, Winston, Thomas &Thomas and a host of independent builders were held in higher esteem both then and now.

This is not to say that they are not good rods.

TC
 
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