Fenwick (fishing)

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Fenwick is a brand name of Pure Fishing, a division of Newell Brands

Fenwick is named after a lake in Kent, Washington where 5 Seattle businessmen founded the company in 1952. Fenwick was an early pioneer in the use of fiberglass blanks[1] to create fishing rods that were corrosive resistant to salt water and that quickly replaced metal and traditional wood[2] and bamboo fishing rods for their durability and ease of maintenance.

Fenwick was purchased by Phil Clock[3] and moved to Westminster, California in 1968 and focused on the fishing rod needs of Bass fisherman. [4]

Fenwick was the first to market with an all graphite fishing rod in 1973.[5]

Both Fenwick's fiberglass and graphite fishing rods led fisherman to innovate new ways to fish using the unique material properties of Fenwick fishing rods.


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  2. ^ "This is How Wooden Fishing Rods Were Made in 1939". Wide Open Spaces. 2016-02-08. Retrieved 2018-04-11.
  3. ^ Lefty., Kreh, (2008). My life was this big : and other true fishing tales. Millard, Chris. New York: Skyhorse Pub. ISBN 1602393591. OCLC 227016499.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  4. ^ "History". www.fenwickfishing.com. Retrieved 2018-04-05.
  5. ^ Jr., Johnson, Victor R., (2005). Fenwick : Fenwick's history and rods, including the development of the first graphite rod. Green, Don., Fenwick (Firm). Vallejo, Calif.: EP Press. ISBN 0974053112. OCLC 64405832.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)