PHILLIPSONSMUGGLER

RODS

ULTIMATE TRAVEL ROD

AVAILABILITY

The Smuggler was designed as the ultimate travel/pack rod.

The Smuggler was available in only one size 7′ 8″ (4.75 oz.) and priced at a reasonable $25.

Production of the Smuggler was limited to just one year… 1952.

Phillipson Smuggler in Bag
FEATURES

As stated in the 1952 Catalog, “A fine economical fly rod easy to smuggle into your suitcase for light, fast traveling—prefect for week-end fishing while on business trips.”

Each Smuggler has a Round Welsh split jar cork grip.

Reel seats were green and black Aluminum anodized reel seat.

Smugglers were wrapped in green nylon tipped with black.

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