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Shakespeare

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Shakespeare Tackle Company

 

Shakespeare was the other originator of fiberglass flyrods.  For years they sold the Wonderod line.

 

This page has four sections:

 

 


Shakespeare Rod Date Codes 

Most Shakespeare glass rods were marked with a three-letter code indicating the date of manufacture.  This date code was either stenciled on the blank near the model identification number, or stamped on the reel seat.  The first two letters in the code indicate the year while the third letter indicates the month.

 

Each of the first two letters is translated to a numerical digit per the following table:

 

Date code key part 1: letters to year digits

KJHGFEDCBA
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0

 

These two digits, when prefixed with '19', indicate the year of manufacture.  For example, from the date code 'EJF', we take the first two letters 'EJ' and translate these to '62' using the preceding table.  This results in the year '1962'.

 

The third letter in the date code indicates the month, per the following table:

 

Date code key part 2: letters to month

KJHGFEDCBALM
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

 

Continuing with the previous example of date code EJF, the letter 'F' from this table gives us 'May' as the month.  Therefore the complete translation of date code EJF is 'May 1962'.


Shakespeare Recommended Line Equivalents 

The following table lists the AFTMA line weights that are considered equivalent to the older-style letter designations.   The information listed in the table was extracted from various Shakespeare catalogs.  The translation of line weights to AFTMA equivalents is as suggested in the catalogs.

 

Line DesignationAFTMA floating lineAFTMA sinking line
HEH DT4F DT5S
HDH DT6F DT7S
HCH DT7F DT8S
GBG DT9F  
2LM, GBF WF6F  
4M, GAF WF8F WF9S
6MH, G2AF WF9F WF10S
8H, G4AF WF10F WF11S
F L3F  
E L5F L6S
D L7F L8S

 


Shakespeare Rod Actions

The following information (extracted from the 1965 Shakespeare catalog) describes the various rod actions available for Wonderods.

 

Action DesignationDescription
Omni-Action Bigger diameter butt section with progressive tapering blade gives unusual power to handle bigger fish, yet there's action enough to cast light lures
Kwik-Taper Semi-enlarged butt diameter size with less extreme tapering of blade to provide power with action for general purpose fresh and salt water fishing.
Action Taper A cross between the regular standard and Kwik-Taper design with more action for sporty fishing.
Standard Taper Regular size butt diameter with balance power and action suited for all fresh water fishing, or sporty light salt water use.

 


Shakespeare Glass Fly Rod Models 

The following list accounts for all fiberglass fly rod models listed in Shakespeare catalogs from the years 1947 through 1981, with the exception of years 1954 and 1957.  If you have any of these missing catalogs and you would like to add to the data presented here, please contact me (gaddis) via the Fiberglass Flyrodders web site.

 

The list includes more than 360 glass fly rod models, and will be updated as time and available information permits.   Model numbers are listed in approximate alpha-numerical order.  Currently some Spin-Fly combination rods are also included in the list.  These will be completed in the future.

 

Model IDSeriesNameLengthActionPiecesCataloged Line WeightsWeight (oz)Catalog Years
628   Comb. Fly & Spin 7'0" unspecified 4 D, HDH, 4M unsp. 1962 - 1963
809     8'0" All-Purpose 2 C, HCH, 4M 4.5 1964 - 1965
810     7'9" All-Purpose 2 D, HDH, 4M 4.5 1962
812     8'0" All-Purpose 2 D, HDH, 4M 4.4 1962
812     8'6" All-Purpose 2 D, HDH, 4M 4.6 1962
814     7'9" All-Purpose 2 D, HDH, 4M 4.2 1962
814     8'6" All-Purpose 2 D, HDH, 4M ? 1962
814     9'0" All-Purpose 2 D, HDH, 4M 4.6 1962
816     8'0"   2 D, HDH, 4M 4.2 1963
816     8'6"   2 C, HCH, 6MH 4.5 1963
817     8'0" All-Purpose 2 D, HDH, 4M 4.2 1962
817     8'6" All-Purpose 2 D, HDH, 4M 4.5 1962
818     7'9" Kwik-Taper 2 D, HDH, 4M not listed 1962 - 1963
818     8'0" Kwik-Taper 2 D, HDH, 4M 4.3 1962 - 1963
818     8'6" Kwik-Taper 2 D, HDH, 4M 4.5 1962 - 1963
818     9'0" Kwik-Taper 2 C, HCH, 6MH 4.7 1962 - 1963
819     7'9" Omni-Action 2 C, D, HCH, HDH, 4M, 6MH, 8H 4.3 1962 - 1963
819     8'6" Omni-Action 2 C, D, HCH, HDH, 4M, 6MH, 8H 4.5 1962 - 1963
822     8'0" All-Purpose 2 D, HDH, 4M 4.6 1962
822     8'6" All-Purpose 2 C, HCH, 6MH 4.8 1962
824     7'9" Omni-Action 2 C, D, HCH, HDH, 4M, 6MH, 8H 4.7 1962 - 1963
824     8'6" Omni-Action 2 C, D, HCH, HDH, 4M, 6MH, 8H 4.8 1962 - 1963
824     9'0" Omni-Action 2 C, D, HCH, HDH, 4M, 6MH, 8H 5.2 1962 - 1963
829 Presidential   8'0" Kwik-Taper 2 D, HDH, 4M 4.7 1962 - 1963
829 Presidential   8'6" Kwik-Taper 2 C, HCH, 6MH 4.9 1962 - 1963
831 Presidential   8'0" Kwik-Taper 2 D, HDH, 4M 4.7 1965
831 Presidential   8'6" Kwik-Taper 2 C, HCH, 6MH 4.9 1965
832 Presidential   7'9" Omni-Action 2 C, D, HCH, HDH, 4M, 6MH, 8H 4.7 1962 - 1963
832 Presidential   8'6" Omni-Action 2 C, D, HCH, HDH, 4M, 6MH, 8H 4.9 1962 - 1963
834 Presidential   7'9" Action-Taper 2 D, HDH, 2LM 4.9 1965
834 Presidential   8'6" Action-Taper 2 C, HCH, 4M 5.2 1965
834 Presidential   9'0" Action-Taper 2 B, GBH 5.0 1965
838 Presidential   7'9" Extra Light  2 D, HDH, 4M 4.5 1963
839 Presidential   7'9" Extra Light  2 D, HDH, 4M 4.5 1965
844 Presidential   8'6"   3 C, HCH, 6MH 4.9 1962 - 1964
845 Presidential   8'6"   3 C, HCH, 6MH 4.9 1965
848 Presidential   7'9"   2 D, HDH, 4M 3.5 1962 - 1963
849 Presidential   8'6" Omni-Action 3 C, HCH, HDH, 6MH, 8H 4.9 1962
850 Executive    8'6"  Kwik-Taper 2 C, HCH, 4M 4.9 1965
855 Presidential   8'6"   3 C, HCH, 6MH 4.9 1962 - 1963
857 Executive    8'6"   C, HCH, 6MH 4.9 1965
922   Panfish Special 6'6"   2 E, HEH, 2LM 2.9 1962 - 1963
922   Panfish Special 7'0"   2 E, HEH, 2LM 3.2 1962 - 1963
923 Professional   6'6"   2 D, HDH, 2LM 2.9 1965
923 Professional   7'0"   2 D, HDH, 2LM 3.2 1965
924      8'6"   3 C, HCH, 6MH 4.5 1963
927 Professional   8'6"   3 C, HCH, 6MH 4.5 1965
928     9'0" Fast 2 D, C, HCH, 6MH, 8H 5.7 1962 - 1963
929 Presidential   7'0" Trout 2 E, HEH, 2LM 3.5 1962 - 1965
930 Professional   9'0" Fast 2 G, GBG, 8H 6.4 1965
930 Professional   9'6" Fast 2 G, GBG, 8H 7.0 1965
 945 Presidential   7'9"  All-Purpose 4 D, HDH, 2LM 4.25 1965
949 Executive   8'6"   3 C, HCH, 6MH 4.9 1964 - 1965
1240     7'9"   2 D, HDH, 4M 4.3 1955 - 1956 *
1240     8'6"   2     *
1245    Panfish Special 6'6"   2 E, HEH, 2LM 2.9 1956 - 1961 *
1245    Panfish Special 7'0"   2 E, HEH, 2LM 3.2 1956 - 1961 *
1250     7'9"   2 D, HDH, 4M 4.3 1953 - 1956
1250     8'6"   2 C, HCH, 6MH 5.2 1955 - 1956 *
1252T     7'9" Trout 2 D, HDH, 4M 4.5 1956 - 1958 *
1252T     8'6" Trout 2 C, HCH, 6MH 4.9 1956 - 1958 *
1270     7'9"   2 C, HCH, HC 5.6 1951
1270B     7'9" Bass 2 HCH, HC, GAF 5.3 1952 - 1953 *
1270T     7'9" Trout 2 D, HDH, 4M 4.9, 5.1 1952 - 1953 *
1270T     8'0" Trout 2 D, HDH, 4M 5.35 1953 *
1280B   Deluxe Fly Wonderod 7'9"  Bass  2 C, 6MH 5.2 1951 - 1959
1280T   Deluxe Fly Wonderod 7'9" Trout 2 D, HDH, 2LM, 4M 3.9 1951 - 1959
1288   Spin/Fly Wonderod 7'0"   2 D, HD, HDH, GBF 4.5 1949 - 1959 *
1289     7'3"   2 D, HDH 3.4 1949 - 1950
1290     7'3"   2 HEH, 2LM 3.5 1951 - 1959
1290     7'9"   2 D, HDH 3.5 1947 - 1959
1295   The "Presentation" Wonderod Wonder-Wand 7'3"   2 HEH, 2LM 2.5 1953 - 1956 *
1300     8'6"   ? ? ? ?
1352     9'0"   3 C, HCH, GBG, 6MH 5.9 ?
1352T     9'0"  Trout 3 C, HCH, 6MH 5.9 1956 - 1958 *
1360     9'0"         ?
1362     8'6"         ?
1370     8'6"   3   6.1 1951
1370B     8'6" Bass 3 HCH, HC, C, GAF 5.3 1952 - 1953 *
1370T     8'6" Trout 3 HCH, HC, C, GAF 5.7 1952 - 1953 *
1380B   Deluxe Fly Wonderod 8'6" Bass 3 HCH, GBG, 6MH, 8H 5.7 1951 - 1959
1380T   Deluxe Fly Wonderod 8'6" Trout 3 C, HCH, 6MH 4.9 1951 - 1959
1380T   Deluxe Fly Wonderod 9'0" Trout 3 ? 5.3 1951 - 1957, 1959
1390   Super Deluxe Fly Wonderod 8'6"   3 C, HCH, 6MH 4.9 1947 - 1959 *
1438     7'9"   2 D, HDH 4.4 1959
1439   Economy 8'0" All-Purpose 2 D, HDH, 4M 4.4 1960 - 1961
1440     8'0"   2 D, HDH, 4M 4.3 1958 *
1441     8'0"   2 D, HDH, 4M 4.4 1959
1443   Favorite 7'9"   2 D, HDH, 4M 4.2 1960 - 1961
1443   Favorite 8'6"   2 D, HDH, 4M 4.5 1960 - 1961
1444   Classic Color 7'9"   2 D, HDH, 4M 4.2 1961
1444   Classic Color 8'6"   2 D, HDH, 4M 4.5 1961
1450     7'9"   2 D, HDH, 4M 4.3 1958 *
1450     8'6   2 C, HCH, 6MH 4.7 1958 *
1451     7'9"   2 D, HDH, 4M 4.2 1959 - 1961
1451     8'6"   2 D, HDH, 4M 4.5 1959 - 1961
1451     9'0"   2 C, HCH, 6MH 4.6 1959 - 1961
1452   Super 7'9"   2 D, HDH, 4M 4.6 1961
1452   Super 8'6"   2 C, HCH, 6MH 4.9 1961
1452   Super 9'0"   2 C, HCH, 6MH 5.9 1960
1452B     7'9" Bass 2 C, HCH, 6MH 4.7 1959 - 1960
1452B     8'6" Bass 2 C, HCH, 6MH 4.9 1959 - 1960
1452T     7'9" Trout 2 D, HDH, 4M 4.6 1959 - 1960
1452T     8'6" Trout 2 C, HCH, 6MH 4.9 1959 - 1960
1453     8'6"   3 C, HCH, 6MH 4.5 1961
1454T     9'0" Trout 3 C, HCH, 6MH 5.9 1959 - 1960
1470   Wond-O-Rod 7'9"   2 D, HDH, 4M 4.9 1955 - 1956, 1959 *
1470   Wond-O-Rod 8'6"   2 C, HCH, 6MH 5.3 1955 - 1956, 1959 *
1470B     7'9" Bass 2 C, HCH, 6MH 4.6 1958 *
1470B     8'6" Bass 2 C, HCH, 6MH 5.2 1958 *
1470T     7'9" Trout 2 D, HDH, 4M 4.6 1958 *
1470T     8'6" Trout 2 C, HCH, 6MH 4.8 1958 *
1475     9'0" Omni-Action 2 B, C, HCH, 6MH, 8H 5.7 1960 - 1961
1481     7'9" Omni-Action 2 D, HDH, 6MH 4.7 1960 - 1961
1481     8'6" Omni-Action 2 D, HDH, 6MH 4.8 1960 - 1961
1481     9'0" Omni-Action 2 C, HCH, 6MH, 8H 5.2 1961
A-810     7'9"   2 D, HDH, 4M 4.5 1963
A-812     8'0" All 'round 2 D, HDH, 4M 4.4 1963
A-812     8'6" All 'round 2 D, HDH, 4M 4.6 1963
A-814     7'9" All purpose 2 D, HDH, 4M 4.2 1963
A-814     8'6" All purpose 2 C, HCH, 6MH 4.4 1963
A-814     9'0" All purpose 2 C, HCH, 6MH 4.6 1963
A-816     8'0" All purpose 2 C, HCH, 4M 4.2 1964
A-816     8'6" All purpose 3 C, HCH, 6MH 4.5 1964
A-818     7'9" Kwik-Taper 2 C, HCH, 4M   1964
A-818     8'0" Kwik-Taper 2 C, HCH, 4M 4.3 1964
A-818     8'6" Kwik-Taper 2 C, HCH, 4M 4.5 1964
A-818     9'0" Kwik-Taper 2 C, HCH, 6MH 4.7 1964
A-819     7'9" Omni-Action 2 C, D, HDH, HCH, 4M. 6MH, 8H 4.7 1964
A-819     8'6" Omni-Action 2 C, D, HDH, HCH, 4M. 6MH, 8H 4.9 1964
A-822 Professional   8'0" Kwik-Taper 2 D, HDH, 4M 4.6 1963
A-822 Professional   8'6" Kwik-Taper 2 C, HCH, 6MH 4.8 1963
A-824 Professional   7'9" Omni-Action 2 C, D, HDH, HCH, 8H 4.7 1964 - 1965
A-824 Professional   8'6" Omni-Action 2 C, D, HDH, HCH, 8H 4.9 1964 - 1965
A-824 Professional   9'0" Omni-Action 2 C, D, HDH, HCH, 8H 5.2 1964 - 1965
A-829 Presidential   8'0" Kwik-Taper 2 D, HDH, 4M 4.7 1964
A-829 Presidential   8'6" Kwik-Taper 2 C, HCH, 6MH 4.9 1964
A-832 Presidential   7'9" Omni-Action 2 C, D, HCH, HDH, 8H 4.7 1964
A-832 Presidential   8'6" Omni-Action 2 C, D, HCH, HDH, 8H 4.9 1964
A-848 Executive   7'9"   2 D, HDH, 4M ? 1964
A-849 Executive   8'6" Kwik-Taper 2 C, HCH, 6MH 4.9 1963
A-855 Executive   8'6"   3 C, HCH, 6MH 4.9 1964
A-922 Professional   6'6"   2 D, HDH, 2LM 2.9 1964
A-922 Professional   7'0"   2 D, HDH, 2LM 3.2 1964
A-924 Professional   8'6"   3 C, HCH, 6MH 4.5 1964
A-928 Professional   9'0"   2 G, GBG, 8H 1964
A-928 Professional   9'6"   2 G, GBG, 8H  ? 1964
A-929 Professional   9'6" ? ? ? ? ?
A-1250 ?   7'9" ? 2 ? ? ?
A-1280B     7'9"   2     ?
A-1280T     7'9" Trout 2 HDH, GBF 3.9 1950
A-1308B     9'0" Trout ? ? ? ?
A-1380B     8'6" Bass 3 GBG, HCH, HC, B, C, GAF 6.3 1950
A-1380T     8'6" Trout 3 HCH, HC, C, GAF 5.0 1950
B-812     8'0" Standard Taper 2 C, HCH, 4M 4.4 1964 - 1965
B-812     8'6" Standard Taper 2 C, HCH, 4M 4.6 1964 - 1965
B-814     7'9" Standard Taper  2 C, HCH, 4M 4.2 1964 - 1965
B-814     8'6" Standard Taper  2 C, HCH, 6MH 4.4 1964 - 1965
B-814     9'0" Standard Taper  2 C, HCH, 6MH 4.6 1964 - 1965
B-818     7'9' Action Taper 2 D, HDH, 2LM 4.2 1965
B-818     8'6" Action Taper 2 C, HCH, 4M 4.4 1965
B-818     9'0" Action Taper 2 B, GBG, 6MH 4.6 1965
B-819 Professional   7'9' Kwik-Taper 2 C, HCH, 4M 4.0 1965
B-819 Professional   8'0' Kwik-Taper 2 C, HCH, 4M 4.3 1965
B-819 Professional   8'6" Kwik-Taper 2 C, HCH, 6MH 4.5 1965
B-819 Professional   9'0" Kwik-Taper 2 C, HCH, 6MH 4.7 1965
B-822 Professional   8'0" Kwik-Taper 2 D, HDH, 4M 4.6 1964
B-822 Professional   8'6" Kwik-Taper 2 C, HCH, 6MH 4.8 1964
B-849 Executive   8'6" Kwik-Taper 2 C, HCH, 4M 4.9 1964
C-822 Professional   7'9" Action Taper 2 D, HDH, 2LM 5.2 1965
C-822 Professional   8'6" Action Taper 2 C, HCH, 4M 5.5 1965
C-822 Professional   9'0" Action Taper 2 B, GBG, 6MH 5.8 1965
C-849 Executive   7'9"   2 D, HDH, 4M   1965
FTP8 Telescoping Wonderpole   8'0" All-Purpose N/A AFTMA 6, 7, 8 ? 1977 *
FY 12-R     8'0"   3 AFTMA 7, 8    
FY-100     8'0"   2 C, HCH, 4M 4.5 1966
FY-110     8'0" Standard Taper 2 C, HCH, 4M 4.4 1966
FY-110     8'6" Standard Taper 2 C, HCH, 4M 4.6 1966
FY-120     7'9" Standard Taper 2 C, HCH, 4M 4.2 1966
FY-120     8'6" Standard Taper 2 C, HCH, 6MH 4.4 1966
FY-120     9'0" Standard Taper 2 C, HCH, 6MH 4.6 1966
FY-160 Wonderglass   8'0" Standard Taper 2 AFTMA 8 4.5 1973 - 1974
FY-160 Wonderglass   8'6" Standard Taper 2 AFTMA 9 4.7 1973 - 1978
FY-170     7'6" Action Taper 2 AFTMA 8 4.2 1974 - 1976, 1979
FY-170     8'0"   2 AFTMA 8 4.0 1978 - 1979
FY-170     8'6" Action Taper 2 AFTMA 8 4.5 1974 - 1976
FY-180 Wonderglass   7'6" Light/ Kwik-Taper 2 AFTMA 6 3.9 1974
FY-180 Wonderglass   8'6" Kwik-Taper 2 AFTMA 8 4.5 1974
FY-190 Wonderglass   7'6" Kwik-Taper 2 AFTMA 6 3.8 1976
FY-190 Wonderglass   8'6" Kwik-Taper 2 AFTMA 8 4.5 1976
FY-200 Wonderglass   7'6" Kwik-Taper 2 AFTMA 6 3.7 1976 - 1979
FY-200     7'9" Standard Taper 2 D, HDH, 2LM 4.2 1966
FY-200 Wonderglass   8'0" Bass 2 AFTMA 7 4.0 1977 - 1979
FY-200     8'6" Standard Taper 2 C, HCH, 4M 4.5 1966
FY-200 Wonderglass   8'6" Bass 2 AFTMA 8 4.5 1975 - 1979
FY-200F Wonderglass   7'6" Kwik-Taper 2 AFTMA 6   ?
FY-210 Presidential   7'9" Extra Light 2 C, HCH, 4M 4.5 1966
FY-220 Executive   7'9" Extra Light 2 D, HDH, 4M 3.5 1966
FY-230 Executive   8'6"   3 C, HCH, 6MH 4.9 1966
FY-240 Professional   8'6"   3 C, HCH, 6MH 4.5 1966
FY-260 Executive   8'6"   3 C, HCH, 6MH 4.9 1966
FY-300 Professional   7'9" Action-Taper  2 D, HDH, 2LM 4.2 1966
FY-300 Professional   8'6" Action-Taper  2 C, HCH, 4M 4.4 1966
FY-300 Professional   9'0" Action-Taper  2 B, GBG, 6MH 4.6 1966
FY-310 Professional   7'9" Action-Taper  2 D, HDH, 2LM 5.2 1966
FY-310 Professional   8'6" Action-Taper  2 C, HCH, 4M 5.5 1966
FY-310 Professional   9'0" Action-Taper  2 G, GBG, 6MH 5.8 1966
FY-320 Presidential   7'9" Action-Taper  2 D, HDH, 2LM 4.9 1966
FY-320 Presidential   8'6" Action-Taper  2 C, HCH, 4M 5.2 1966
FY-340     7'9" Standard Taper 2 AFTMA 7 3.75 1973
FY-340     8'6" Standard Taper 2 AFTMA 8 5.25 1973
FY-408     8'0" Standard Taper 2 AFTMA 8 4.5 1974
FY-408     8'6" Standard Taper 2 AFTMA 8 4.5 1975 - 1976
FY-500     7'9" Kwik-Taper 2 C, HCH, 4M 4.0 1966
FY-500     8'6" Kwik-Taper 2 C, HCH, 6MH 4.5 1966
FY-500     9'0" Kwik-Taper 2 C, HCH, 6MH 4.7 1966
FY-500A     8'6" ? ? ? ? ?
FY-508 Presidential   7'6" Light 2 AFTMA 5 3.5 1979 *
FY-508 Presidential   8'0" Light 2 AFTMA 6 3.8 1979 *
FY-508 Presidential   8'6" Medium 2 AFTMA 8 4.5 1974 - 1976, 1979 *
FY-508 Presidential   9'0" Bass 2 AFTMA 9 4.7 1979 *
FY-510 Presidential   8'0" Kwik-Taper 2 D, HDH, 4MH 4.7 1966
FY-510 Presidential   8'6" Kwik-Taper 2 C, HCH, 6MH 4.9 1966
FY-515 Presidential   8'0'   2

AFTMA 7

3.8 1973
FY-515 Presidential   8'6"   2

AFTMA 8

4.0 1973
FY-520 Executive   8'6" Kwik-Taper 2 C, HCH, 4M 4.9 1966
FY-540     8'0"   2 AFTMA 7 4.4 1973 - 1974
FY-540     8'6"   2 AFTMA 8 3.75 1973 - 1974
FY-600   Woodgrain Wonderod 8'6" Kwik-Taper 2 AFTMA 8 4.3 1971 - 1972
FY-600UL   Woodgrain Wonderod 7'0"   2 AFTMA 5 3.75 1971 - 1972
FY-608   Woodgrain Wonderod 7'6" Kwik-Taper 2 See Note  1
3.6 1974 - 1975
FY-608   Woodgrain Wonderod 8'0" Kwik-Taper 2 AFTMA 8 3.8 1973 - 1976
FY-608   Woodgrain Wonderod 8'6" Kwik-Taper 2 AFTMA 8 4.0 1973 - 1976
FY-608   Woodgrain Wonderod 9'0" Kwik-Taper 2 AFTMA 8 4.2 1973 - 1976
FY-700 Professional   7'9" Omni-Action 2 C, D, HDH, HCH, 4M, 6MH, 8H 4.7 1966
FY-700 Professional   8'6" Omni-Action 2 C, D, HDH, HCH, 4M, 6MH, 8H 4.9 1966
FY-708 Custom Pro   7'6"   2 AFTMA 6 3.4 1974 - 1976
FY-708 Custom Pro   8'0"   2 AFTMA 7 4.0 1974
FY-708 Custom Pro   8'6"   2 AFTMA 8 4.2 1974 - 1976
FY-708F Custom Pro   8'0"   2 AFTMA 5 3.7 1974
FY-708F Custom Pro   8'6"   2 AFTMA 5 4.0 1974
FY-708UL Custom Pro   6'6"   2 AFTMA 5 3.0 1974 - 1975
FY-708UL Custom Pro   7'0"   2 AFTMA 5 3.2 1974 - 1976
FY-760 Purist   7'6"   2 AFTMA 6 3.5 1971
FY-900     7'6"   2 AFTMA 5 3.5 1977 - 1978
FY-900     8'6"   2 AFTMA 8
4.5 1977 - 1978
FY-900B     8'0"   2 AFTMA 8 4.2 1977 - 1978
FY-900B     9'0"   2 AFTMA 9
4.7 1977 - 1978
FY-900BW
    9'0"   2 AFTMA 11 6.5  
FY-910 Professional   6'6"   2 HDH, 2LM 2.9 1966, 1968
FY-910 Professional   7'0"   2 HDH, 2LM 3.2 1966, 1968
FY-910UL Professional   6'6" Extra Light Trout 2 AFTMA 5 2.9 1967 - 1968
FY-910UL Professional   7'0" Extra Light Trout 2 AFTMA 5 3.2 1967 - 1968
FY-914   Coho Special 8'6" Fast 2 AFTMA 11 7.0 1968 - 1969
FY-920 Presidential  - 7'0"   2 D, HDH, 2LM, AFTMA 5 3.5 1966 - 1968
FY-930 Professional   9'0" Fast 2 B, GBG, 8H 6.4 1966 - 1969
FY-930 Professional   9'6" Fast 2 1966 - 1969 7.0 1966 - 1969
FY-940 Purist Ferrule Free Wonderod 8'6" Fast 2 AFTMA 11 6.2 1969 - 1974
FY-940 Purist Ferrule Free Wonderod 9'0" Fast 2 AFTMA 11 6.25 1969 - 1976
FY-940 Purist Ferrule Free Wonderod 9'6" Fast 2 AFTMA 11 6.5 1970 - 1972
FY-950 Presidential   7'9" All-purpose 4 D, HDH, 2LM 4.25 1966 - 1968
FY-955   Dr. Howald Purist 7'6"   2 AFTMA 5 2.5 1967 - 1971
FY-1200 Translucent   7'6"    AFTMA 6 not listed 1980
FY-1200 Translucent   8'0"    AFTMA 7 not listed 1980
FY-1200 Translucent   8'6"    AFTMA 8 not listed 1980
FY-1400 Honey Stik   8'0"   2 AFTMA 7 not listed 1980 - 1981 *
FY-1400 Honey Stik   8'6"   2 AFTMA 8 not listed 1980 - 1981 *
FY-1615 Sigma   7'6"   2 AFTMA 5/6    
FY-1615 Sigma   8'0"   2 AFTMA 6/7    
FY-1615 Sigma   8'6"   2 AFTMA 8/9    
FY-1615 Sigma   9'0"   2 AFTMA 9/10    
FY-1615 Sigma    9'6"    2 AFTMA 10     
FY-1800 Presidential   7'6"   2 AFTMA 6 not listed 1980 - 1981 *
FY-1800 Presidential   8'0"   2 AFTMA 7 not listed 1980 - 1981 *
FY-1800 Presidential   8'6"   2 AFTMA 8 not listed 1980 - 1981 *
FY-1800 Presidential   9'0"   2 AFTMA 8/9 not listed 1980 - 1981 *
FY-A40     6'6"   2 not listed not listed 1968
FY-A100     7'6" Standard Taper 2 ? ? ?
FY-A100     8'0" Standard Taper 2 ? ? 1968
FY-A100     8'6" Standard Taper 2 ? ? 1968
FY-A110     8'0" Standard Taper 2 C, HCH, 4M 4.4 1967 - 1968
FY-A110     8'6" Standard Taper 2 B, GBG, 6M 4.6 1967 - 1968
FY-A120     7'9" Standard Taper 2 C, HCH, 4M, AFTMA 7 4.2 1967 - 1968
FY-A120     8'6" Standard Taper 2 G, GBG, 6MG, AFTMA 8 4.4 1967 - 1968
FY-A120     9'0" Standard Taper 2 G, GBG, 6MG, AFTMA 8 4.6 1967 - 1968
FY-A200 Professional   7'9" Standard Taper 2 D, HDH, 2LM 4.2 1967 - 1968
FY-A200 Professional   8'6" Standard Taper 2 B, GBG, 6MH 4.2 1967 - 1968
FY-A200 Professional   9'0" Standard Taper 2 B, GBG, 6MH 4.6 1967 - 1968
FY-A220 Purist   7'9" Trout 2 D, HDH, 4M 4.5 1967 - 1969
FY-A230 Executive   8'6" Trout 3 C, HCH, 6M 4.9 1967
FY-A230 Purist   8'6"     AFTMA 9 4.9 1968 - 1969
FY-A240 Presidential   8'6" Trout 3 C HCH, GMH, AFTMA 8 4.5 1967 -  1969
FY-A250   Ferrule-Free 7'9" Universal 2 AFTMA 6 3.5 1971 - 1973
FY-A250   Ferrule-Free 8'0" Universal 2 AFTMA 7 3.8 1969, 1972 - 1973
FY-A250    Ferrule-Free  8'6"  Universal 2 AFTMA 8  4.0  1972 - 1973 
FY-A310 Presidential Gold Cup   7'6" Action-Taper 2 AFTMA 6 3.9 1968 - 1971
FY-A310 Presidential Gold Cup   7'9" Action-Taper 2 C, HCH, 4M, AFTMA 8 4.0 1967 - 1971
FY-A310 Presidential Gold Cup   8'6" Action-Taper 2 B, GBG, 6MH, AFTMA 8 4.2 1967 - 1971
FY-A320     7'9" Action-Taper  2 C, HCH, 4M 4.2 1967
FY-A320     8'0" Action-Taper  2 B, GBH, 6MH 5.0 1967
FY-A320     8'6" Action-Taper  2 B, GBH, 6MH 5.8 1967
FY-A322     7'9" Universal 2 C, HCH, 4M 4.0 1967 - 1968
FY-A322     8'6" Universal 2 B, GBH, 6MH 4.2 1967 - 1968
FY-A500 Professional   7'9" Kwik-Taper 2 C, HCH, 4M 4.0 1967 - 1968
FY-A500 Professional   8'6" Kwik-Taper 2 B, GBH, 6MH 4.5 1967 - 1968
FY-A500 Professional   9'0" Kwik-Taper 2 B, GBH, 6MH 4.7 1967 - 1968
FY-A505     7'9" Kwik-Taper 2 AFTMA 7 3.7 1969
FY-A505     8'6" Kwik-Taper 2 AFTMA 8 4.0 1969
FY-A510 Presidential Gold Cup   7'9" Kwik-Taper 2 C, HCH, 4M 4.5 1967 - 1970
FY-A510 Presidential Gold Cup   8'0" Kwik-Taper 2 AFTMA 7 3.85 1971
FY-A510 Presidential Gold Cup   8'6" Kwik-Taper 2 B, GBG, 6MH, AFTMA 8 4.9 1967 - 1971
FY-A520 Purist   8'0" Kwik-Taper 2 C, HCH, 4M 4.7 1967 - 1969
FY-A520 Purist   8'6" Kwik-Taper 2 B, GBH, 6M 4.9 1967 - 1969
FY-A522     7'9"   2 AFTMA 8 3.5 1969
FY-A522     8'6"    AFTMA 8  4.2  1969 
FY-A710 Presidential Gold Cup   7'9" Omni Action 2 C, D, HDH, HCH, 8H 4.7 1967 - 1969
FY-A710 Presidential Gold Cup   8'0" Omni Action 2 AFTMA 8 4.6 1970 - 1971
FY-A710 Presidential Gold Cup   8'6" Omni Action 2 C, D, HDH, HCH, 8H, AFTMA 8 4.75, 4.9 1967 - 1971
FY-A910UL Purist   6'6"   2 AFTMA 5 3.2 1970 - 1973
FY-A910UL Purist   7'0"   2 AFTMA 5 3.25 1970 - 1973
FY-B110     8'0" Standard Taper 2 AFTMA 8 4.5 1969 - 1971
FY-B110     8'6" Standard Taper 2 AFTMA 9 4.7 1969 - 1971
FY-B120     8'0" Universal Taper 2 AFTMA 8 4.5 1969
FY-B120     8'6" Universal Taper 2 AFTMA 8 4.7 1969
FY-B200 Professional   7'9" Standard Taper 2 AFTMA 7 4.2 1969
FY-B200 Professional   8'6" Standard Taper 2 AFTMA 8 4.6 1969
FY-B200 Professional   9'0" Standard Taper 2 AFTMA 9 4.7 1969
FY-B215     7'9" Standard Taper 2 AFTMA 7 4.5 1969 - 1971
FY-B215     8'6" Standard Taper 2 AFTMA 8 4.7 1969 - 1971
FY-B215     9'0" Standard Taper 2 AFTMA 8 5.0 1969 - 1971
FY-B310 Presidential   7'6"   2 AFTMA 6 3.2 1972 - 1973
FY-B310 Presidential   8'0"   2 AFTMA 7 3.4 1972 - 1973
FY-B310 Presidential   8'6"   2 AFTMA 8 4.2 1972 - 1973
FY-B500 Professional   7'9" Kwik-Taper 2 AFTMA 8 3.7 1969
FY-B500 Professional   8'0" Kwik-Taper 2 AFTMA 8 3.85 1970 - 1971
FY-B500 Professional   8'6" Kwik-Taper 2 AFTMA 8 4.0 1969 - 1971
FY-B500 Professional   9'0" Kwik-Taper 2 AFTMA 8 4.0 1969 - 1971
FY-B510 Presidential   8'0"   AFTMA 7  3.8  1972 
FY-B510 Presidential   8'6"   AFTMA 8 4.0  1972 
FY-B520 Purist   8'0"   AFTMA 8 4.25  1970 - 1971
FY-B520 Purist   8'6"   AFTMA 8 4.45  1970 - 1971
FY-C110     8'0" Standard Taper 2 AFTMA 8 4.5 1972
FY-C110     8'6" Standard Taper 2 AFTMA 9 4.7 1972
FY-C120     8'0" Standard Taper 2 AFTMA 8 4.5 1970 - 1971
FY-C120     8'6" Standard Taper 2 AFTMA 8 4.7 1970 - 1971
FY-C215     7'9" Standard Taper 2 AFTMA 7 4.5 1972
FY-C215     8'6" Standard Taper 2 AFTMA 8 4.7 1972
FY-C215     9'0" Standard Taper 2 AFTMA 8 5.0 1972
FY-C500 Professional   8'0" Kwik-Taper 2 AFTMA 8 3.8 1972
FY-C500 Professional   8'6" Kwik-Taper 2 AFTMA 8 4.0 1972
FY-C500 Professional   9'0" Kwik-Taper 2 AFTMA 8 4.2 1972
FY-D120     8'0" Standard Taper 2 AFTMA 8 4.5 1972
FY-D120     8'6" Standard Taper 2 AFTMA 8 4.7 1972
P1247   Ultra 7'0"   2 E, HEH, 2LM 3.5 1961
P1280B Presidential 4-Star Deluxe 7'9" Bass 2 C, HCH, 6MH 4.8 1960
P1280T Presidential 4-Star Deluxe 7'9" Trout 2 D, HDH, 4M 4.6 1960 - 1961
P1288 Presidential Spin/Fly Wonderod 7'0"   2 not listed 4.7 1960
P1290 Presidential 5-Star Super Deluxe 7'3"   2 E, HEH, 2LM 3.4 1960
P1290 Presidential 5-Star Super Deluxe 7'9"   2 D, HDH, 4M 3.5 1960 - 1961
P1380B Presidential 4-Star  Deluxe 8'6" Bass 3 C, HCH, 6M, GBG, 8H 5.3 1960
P1380T Presidential 4-Star  Deluxe 8'6" Trout 3 C, HCH, 6MH 4.9 1960 - 1961
P1380T Presidential 4-Star  Deluxe 9'0" Trout 3 C, HCH, 6MH 5.6 1960 - 1961
P1390 Presidential   8'6" All 'round 3 C, HCH, 6MH 4.7 1960 - 1961
P1395 Presidential   8'6" Omni-Action 3 C, HCH, GBG, 6MH, 8H 5.0 1961
P1470 Presidential   7'9"   2 D, HDH, 4M 4.7 1960 - 1961
P1470 Presidential   8'6"   2 C, HCH, 6MH 4.8 1960 - 1961
P1483 Presidential   7'9" Omni-Action 2 D, HDH, 4M 4.7 1961
P1483 Presidential   8'6" Omni-Action 2 C, HCH, 6MH, 8H 4.8 1961

 

*  Rod might appear in other catalogs as well.  (I am missing some catalogs.) 


Trivia: Shakespeare beat Fenwick to market with the first graphite flyrods.  Both firms claimed the tradename "Graflite", but Shakespeare got there first.  Fenwick changed their product name to HMG.  It just goes to show that being first doesn't always get the gold.

 

Notes:

 

1.  The FY-608 in the 7-1/2' length is listed as an AFTMA 6-weight in the catalogs, however markings on at least one actual rod indicate 5-weight.  It's possible in this case that the catalog data is erroneous.

 

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