About 1919 - 1922
Rods of the 1st Era are the most varied of all. They show a lot of experimentation in both design and taper. Early in the 1st Era, all grades included a reel seat stamped with “The, Granger Rod, Denver“. The only grades shown in early Granger advertising were the “Denver Special”, and “Granger Special”. Ads from 1922 announce the “Premier” and “DeLuxe” grades. Much of the 1st era remains a mystery and will likely remain that way until we find original catalogs from that time period.