Wright & McGill Graniger
Posted 29 February 2012 - 07:56 AM
Posted 29 February 2012 - 09:22 AM
Harry (who just went through all this on a Granger himself)
Heat Treating Fixtures and Ovens
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 11:16 PM
If you are new to restoration and plan on keeping the rod to fish, then have at it - restore away as use the rod as they are highly regarded tapers. If your goal is to sell it after, then perhaps learn on less expensive rods then tackle the Granger and do a good job of it. Then you'll get a good dollar for it come sale time.
I've got 2 Goodwin Granger 8642 Specials in for restoration. I plan on keeping one and selling the other. They are nice rods to work with so long at you don't have to mess with the ferrules or reel seat.
Here is a pic of my current restoration. This Goodwin Granger 8642 came in with gold original wraps and not the Granger green that is more commonly used. I found that Belding & Corticelli #3045 Golden Corn matches very well as you can see from pics.
Posted 14 October 2012 - 04:43 PM
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