Fenwick -- Model 315-4 -- 7' Fiberglass Fly Rod

SKU: VFT1536

For sale here is a very rare and special vintage Fenwick -- Model 315-4 -- 7' 3 1/2 oz. fiberglass fly rod. This rod is from the earliest days of Fenwick (1955-1962). This one is an early model denoted by its mylar under wraps. The rod is in excellent+ original condition. Translucent honey-colored glass blank. The wraps are a chestnut color with a silver mylar under wraps. The winding check features a double spiral pattern in the same thread color. Bright guides. Gold anodized aluminum ferrules with rubber o-rings for a secure fit. All ferrules fit together perfectly as the rubber o-rings remain in excellent condition. All script on the rod remains clean and bold. There is a slight crack in the left wing of the Fenwick "Eagle" decal. U-shaped hook-keeper. Bronze anodized aluminum winding check. Full-wells grip with moderate soiling. The cork is void of any dents, hook gouges, etc... Bronze and gold anodized aluminum down-locking reel seat. There is minor wear to the rim of the butt cap as well as a bit of sticker residue on the spacer likely from an original price tag. The rod weighs 3.50 oz. The action is on the faster side of medium-fast. A terrific 4-5wt for your local trout stream. The 4 pc. construction makes this rod easily transportable for hiking or traveling. Includes original bag with label and original tube. This rod gives an interesting look at the style and fly-fishing technology of the past, as it was the pinnacle of technological advancement in its day. Don't miss out on this very early Fenwick, you're sure to be the only one on the river with this rod.