ABOUT THE GRANGER SPECIAL
The Granger Special grade was first introduced in the 1st Era along with the DeLuxe and the Premier. The first recorded mention of the Special appears in Granger’s 1920 advertisements. Special rods from the 1st Era were made with seasoned blond cane and have a very unique signature wrap pattern consisting of red, black and olive green.
The Special grade name transitioned to the “Denver Special” in the 2nd Era and also added a “Colorado Special” in the 3rd Era. Granger renamed all of the rod Grades in the 4th Era and this grade was simply referred to as the “Special” once again.
The Special remained in the Granger lineup until the company closed its doors during WWII in 1941.
Wright & McGill Rod Co. purchased Granger Rods in 1946 and resumed production of the Special grade beginning with the 1947 Catalog. It was offered in 7.5′ to 9.5′ lengths (3.75 oz. to 6.0oz.) and moderately priced at $30. The Special made its final appearance in the 1953 W&M Catalog making it one of the longest running grades in the history of Granger rods.