I bought a 1 piece Fenwick FL 84-5 fly rod at a yard sale and am wondering what I've got. I've looked on the internet and found some 2-piece rods of this model but no 1 piece rods, which I thought was strange since they had the same model number. The rod does not have any guides on it and it doesn't look like there ever were any. It has a cork grip and a downlocking aluminum reel seat. There is also a loose aluminum winding check on the rod a couple of inches above the end of the grip but the fit is so tight that I'm not sure it's ever been to the end of the grip.
I've built a couple of fly rods on Sage graphite blanks, refinished some glass rods and am currently making bamboo rods but this was just too good a deal ($2.00) to pass up. All it needs are guides and I'm thinking about putting them on it but thought it worthwhile to check with you folks before doing anything since this forum has been so helpful in developing my fly rod endeavors. Can someone tell me about this rod?