With rods like the Wonderod, not having a bunch of rod handle behind the reel also prevents the handle from interfering with casting. But what do you expect with a 59 year old rod?!?! The unusual manner in which they manipulated the tackle caused him to pause and watch with great interest and curiosity, being himself an enthusiastic and competent angler. This rod was still sealed in it's plastic sleeve. There's nothing an angler of the school of Izaak Walton would appreciate more than the Wonder-Wand, the ultimate in fly rods! Shakespeare Wonderod Made in U S A Howald Process Circa: Condition: Remarks: Donated by: 1955 - 1956 Excellent This rod was refered to as Nile Green in the 1956 Catalog and was built in April 1957 Howald Process Fiberglass Material. For reference the rod in the foreground is from 1953 and the rod in the background is from 1957. Let's get on with the rod love, shall we? Upon his discharge in the summer of 1864, he quickly re-settled into civilian life in Kalamazoo, obtained a law degree and entered into a law practice with his friend Nathanial Balch. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
The same was true for the Russell single action fly reel which was introduced in 1926. Honor Built- Honor Sold Eric Foster Jeska Few of today's anglers are aware that the Shakespeare Company name and trademark were at one time associated with products of the finest obtainable quality. It is of course possible that the design of these rods didn't work very well from the get go, but I am not ready to give up yet. Down-locking polished aluminum reel seat. He was wounded by a bullet through both legs at the hips, and by other bullets that struck him as he lay wounded on the battlefield during an infantry charge on enemy lines at Jackson Mississippi on July 11th, 1863. I have had way better results doing this than messing with the male end.
It appears that he continued to build camera shutters as the mainstay of his business, since the Kalamazoo city directory for 1901 listed him as manager of Kalamazoo Shutter Company at that same address, and his interests in the shutter company were not sold to Garrett Low's widow until January 16th, 1902. I store the rod and reel in an old case and have not been tempted to use it even though as a kid I would have done anything to get my hands on it. Despite being the same model and only four years apart in manufacturing, they are very different rods to look at. Take a look at the first leading 10 websites. Trewhella made arrangements for Shakespeare to market the skis of the Elan Ski Company of Yugoslavia across the U.
Shakespeare Wonderod Made in U S A Howald Process No. With assistance from the university, fishing rod design criteria could now be quantified and computer simulated, rather than the old empirical methods of design which relied heavily on trial-and-error methods to make improvements. With wonderods sometimes the ferrule doesnt fit, either too loose or too tight. Over the years, I've used it maybe 5 or 6 times as a long ultra-light rod, with a spinning reel and ultralight lures or worms. Modern spinning reels are mounted a good distance from the rod making manual control over the line almost impossible. Some describe it as a spiritual encounter. There was at one time something written on the rod just ahead of the length, that ended in 10 or 18 - as the second digit is partially worn away.
What's really fun is looking at these two rods and seeing how they evolved over such a short period of time. Too bad I broke it on a steelhead. Any suggestions or references to how to use these rods would be greatly appreciated. The decal and writing on the rod is 100%. If you are trying to determine the date of manufacture for a Wonderod, you will need to look either on the rod itself underneath the model identification number or on the reel seat. In January of 1909 Wm. Also well do I recall a meeting in Cleveland a few years later when you informed the so-called, in those days, prominent fishing tackle manufacturers that our company was or would become a factor in this field.
Shakespeare's corporate policies reflected his socialist beliefs through his commitment to his employees' welfare, which was unknown by the vast majority of corporate managers in those days. Grade 3 was a three-piece lancewood rod with a spare tip. The ferrule station fits well and is tight to the fiberglass. Shakespeare re-married on December 23rd, 1902 to his daughter's school teacher, Miss Lhea West. Shakespeare WondOrod Made in U S A Howald Process No. But I think more often our thoughts will turn to the waters of the Manistee and the light rod bending with the surge of a rainbow or the sharp smash of the brookie. Too bad Okuma no longer has a 7 ft rod.
On August 9th, 1913, Monroe Shakespeare then 14 years old was involved in an accident in which he drove his fathers car into the buggy of Dr. Shakespeare Wonderod Made in U S A Howald Process No. Shakespeare Wonderod Made in U S A Howald Process Presidential No. In the early months of 1913 Mr. When you have convinced him ahead to shore as well as you sink your net deep right into the water and bring the fish up you feel the fulfillment of success. I am using a conventional casting style, except for the bottom hand on the butt section, and might be pushing down on the butt while the rod pivots on the wrist of my upper hand for phenomenal tip speed and distance, like a surf casting rod. It was, however, the first functional level-winding mechanism to be issued a patent, and this is an important distinction.
In 1896, he opened the Central Bank of William Shakespeare, and continued to serve as an officer in the G. So old friend, 'Here is to the days that have gone and a double draft to the days to come. I am guessing that this is a 'Bass Weight' rod with moderately fast action. A few weeks later, on February 5th, Shakespeare received the patent rights for a 'mechanical bait,' which he and Wm. I always clean the ferrules to remove grit and spiders on a used rod before I even attempt to fit them together. Bamboo rods took a back seat to the new fiberglass, and they were practically hidden on the last page of the Shakespeare catalog.