The Granger Registered was first introduced in the 1939 Goodwin Granger Catalog. The Registered grade cost $75 at the time of its introduction and each rod was “registered” to the original owner by a card that was stored at the Granger factory. Each card contained the owner’s name, address, purchase date and rod serial number.
The Registered is Granger’s highest quality rod grade. Fewer than 400 of these rods were made in the company’s entire history. Words like rare and scarce do not truly convey the absence of these rods from the marketplace.
The Granger Registered rod was the epitome of the rod makers craft in Colorado. The special features that set the Registered rods apart from all others include a serial number on each rod, white trim wraps at both ends of the black wraps, a chrome plated internal uplocking reel seat rather than the normal nickel silver type, and a hook keeper. They were the only Granger rods fitted by the factory with a hook keeper.
Each rod came in a black bag and a black tube with an inscribed medallion attached to the tube. The tubes for the Registered rods were aluminum for all years except 1942, when World War II forced a switch to plastic tubes.