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Fenwick HMG Iron Hawk Graphite (Pistol Grip)

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I just picked up what is apparently a new very old stock Fenwick HMG Iron Hawk Graphite pistol grip rod to match up with an Iovino Abu 4500CI that is coming in the mail.  The rod is a 557 model and is 5'6" of retro coolness...LOL.  It's rated for 3/8 - 1 1/4oz. lures and all guides are perfect, the original sticker is still on the reel seat.  The blank is sort of a brown burgundy color with gold and orange lettering regarding HMG.  The handle is contoured and rubberized like alligator skin with a gold accent band where the rubber meets the graphite/plastic section of the reel seat.  Any idea if this is worth anything?  To me, it just seems like a cool rod for topwater and spinnerbaits.  Retro for sure and something my dad would have used years ago.  I paid an even $20.  Did I overpay or find a good deal?  Thanks and good fishing!

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Sounds kinda cool. You know I have been considering using an old pistol grip rod I have for skipping lures under docks. It might work well for that.

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$20 dollars sounds good to me and it should be a great match with your incoming 4500.  Post a photo of your combo when you get the reel in.

I've bought several late 60s/early 70s vintage Garcia Conolon fiberglass rods to use with my small Ambassadeurs and have been paying around $25 plus shipping for them (used). The one in the photo, after cleaning a LOT of nicotine off the blank and cleaning the cork, ended up looking very nice for a 45-50 year old rod...

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Great deal and rod use it perfect for topwaters also...when it comes to fenwicks the yellow jacket and the boron rods are the money makers..

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