Favorite Rod

History of the Goodwin Granger Rod Co. Feel free to discuss Goodwin Granger Rods here.

Moderators: fishnbanjo, Ken M 44

Post Reply
User avatar
fishnbanjo
The Canefather
Posts: 4297
Joined: 03/21/04 19:00

Favorite Rod

#1

Post by fishnbanjo »

No, not a your favorite rod post but rather a post about the Granger Favorite. Many folks feel the epitome of the Granger rods to be the Registered. I won't argue that since they are utterly gorgeous and outrageously scarce. In my mind the 2 most beautifully appointed rods in the entire Granger model base are the Deluxe and the Favorite.

Like a 16 ga SxS, from any maker, it is a form that is poetic in looks and balance. My candidate for the loveliest of the lovely would be the 1st generation Granger Favorite with sliding band in the 7'6", 3 pc 3oz, i.e. the GF7630.

Probably as scarce a  rod as the Registered in any length, I have a wonderful unmolested original condition example of this lovely creation with bag and labeled tube, in my mind no finer example of this model exists.

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

User avatar
nativetrout
Master Guide
Posts: 843
Joined: 05/12/11 18:00
Location: Englewood, CO

Re: Favorite Rod

#2

Post by nativetrout »

what I wouldnt give to own that beauty!!

User avatar
SpringCreek
Bamboo Fanatic
Posts: 2663
Joined: 02/24/07 19:00
Contact:

Re: Favorite Rod

#3

Post by SpringCreek »

Nothing against the Registered rods, but I too personally like the cosmetics of the Favorites. I was admiring one a week or two ago and having some of those same thoughts. I still am in wonder of the amount of finishing effort it took for the rods, and all of it came from a production rod company.
Then as it was, then again it will be. Though the course may change sometimes, rivers always reach the sea. - Led Zeppelin, 10 Years Gone

http://www.splittingcane.com

deepseadavy
Member
Posts: 3
Joined: 11/27/14 14:12

Re: Favorite Rod

#4

Post by deepseadavy »

Good evening gents,my name is Dave Laybourne and I live in North Devon,England.About 18 years ago I purchased a quantity of fly gear from an old gentleman who had given up fishing.Imagine my surprise,when,last week whilst researching the rods I came upon your forum and discovered that I am the proud owner of the twin brother of the rod pictured above.Apart from a tear in the label it is in pretty much the same original condition as the one pictured.When I get time I will upload some Pics if I may.
I am never likely to use this rod because it is far to good for an amateur like me to thrash a stream with and would like this beautifully crafted rod to go to someone who will understand and cherish it.
Looking forward to chatting with you guys.
Regards Dave. :pipe

User avatar
canerodscom
Bamboo Fanatic
Posts: 2672
Joined: 02/01/04 19:00

Re: Favorite Rod

#5

Post by canerodscom »

What a nice introduction to the board, Dave. Welcome to our little slice of cyberspace.

Harry Boyd

User avatar
jhuskey
Bamboo Fanatic
Posts: 5866
Joined: 12/14/12 15:45
Location: IL

Re: Favorite Rod

#6

Post by jhuskey »

Welcome Dave!

John :pipe

Post Reply

Return to “Granger Rod Co. Rods”