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RODS: Horrocks-Ibbotson Info?

brown on the mohawk

Last year I liberated my dad’s old Horrocks-Ibbotson fiberglass fly rod from a dusty corner of the boat shed. [I’d say “borrowed” but that implies the intent to return it.] Since then it has become my favorite stick for trout fishing. I’m pretty sure it was a low end rod in its day, but it just has a great feel to it for trouting applications. Plus, at only 7 1/2 feet, it’s much easier to wield on the small brush lined streams I frequent before the stripers show up.

I’m having a hard time finding quality information about the manufacturer, though. So far this is the most relevent link I’ve found. If anyone knows more about the company and its rods, shoot me an email or leave a comment.

Going With Glass


Upstate last week, I found my dad’s old fiberglass fly rod in the boat shed. I think he bought it in 1963, or maybe 1961, not sure.

It’s called the “Mohawk Deluxe.” Manufactured by the Horrocks-Ibbotson Co, Inc., of Utica 2, N.Y., U.S.A.

It also has “Rainbow” no 1407 1/2, 7 1/2 ft.

Tournament Taper rigid butt-sensitive tip

There’s also a gold sticker that says “Made from Scotchply 3M Company Epoxy Fiberglass”

Off to give it a proper test…