ABOUT THE GRANGER ROD
The Goodwin Granger – The Granger Rod in the first era is a bit of an enigma. According to the advertising from 1919 through 1921, it appears that all early 1st Era grades were referred to as “The Granger Rod”. Each different grade used the same reel seat that was stamped with: “The / Granger Rod / Denver” on 3 lines. The Granger Rod name was later assigned to only the highest grade in the 2nd and 3rd eras.
The Granger Rods were constructed with A-Grade cane split from the same culm. The Granger Rods from the 2nd and 3rd eras also possess a unique wrap pattern that consists of black & white jasper windings tipped in gold plus 3 additional bands of gold*.
The Granger Rod was available in 7.5′ to 10′ lengths (3 oz. to 6.5 oz.) and priced at $40.
Granger Rods of the 2nd and 3rd Eras were labeled beginning with “GR” for Regular Rods or “GT” for Tournament Rods followed by the model number (e.g., GR7630 or GT9043).
Production of Goodwin Granger’s; The Granger Rod grade lasted until the company renamed all of their rods in 1930—when it became the DeLuxe.