Posted by GRW on September 21, 1996 at 01:00:59:
In Reply to: Re: Bamboo fly rods --old posted by GRWilt on September 21, 1996 at 00:49:54:
: : Any info. on folowing rods???
: : 1) word"MAJESTIC" printed on butt section
: : 2) words "made by Goodwin Granger @ co." stamped on reel seat
: : 3) words "BILL BARNES" followed by "#3500" on butt section
: : Thanks---Ray
: Ray--Goodwin Granger was a maker of high quality bamboo fly rods.
: He lived in Denver and started making rods shortly after WW 1!
: About 1950 he sold out to Wright&McGill.You no doubt have one of his
: originals since his name is on the reel seat.I have a Granger
: Aristocrat I bought in the winter of 1950 and it has Wright &
: McGill on the reel seat.For more imfo see v 2 of Ernest Schwiebert
: Trout pp1050-1052.Pursue!GRW
I still fish my Aristocrat,it was last refinished in the 60's by W & McG
They did an excellent job.God now they are making worm rods.
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