History of the Wright and McGill Co. Feel free to discuss Wright and McGill Co. Rods here.
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I recently purchased a Montague bamboo rod while shopping in a thrift store. I have searched this forum over and over again in order to identify it. Unfortunately even the most complete lists here do not have the length of mine. I have a two piece that is only 74 inches long. Any one know of this length? The shortest I have seen on this forum is seven foot one, mine is six one. Any advise would be great. Thanks.
If there is no model name marked on it anywhere, clear photos would help in establishing what it is. Without photos, it sounds as if you purchased a bait cast rod, a saltwater rod, or a fiberglass rod. Though Montague started building rods in the mid-1880's, bamboo rods marked with the Montague name weren't sold until around 1927. Between then and the late Fifties their product line changed, expanding and contracting a couple of times. The reference list here is representative of the lineup at its peak, around 1939, but it doesn't have all the rods they made in that 30-year period and the 'value guide' also doesn't include all the various lengths. Post some photos for us.