Loved the old Fenglass Fenwick fly rods! Bought my first one in mid 70's and they served me well! Favorite that I still own is a FF 9010 9' 5oz.
Reliable friend fishing stripers around rocks from a boat off SF and used to mooch with it for salmon outside the Golden Gate when salmon were close to shore! Paired with my trusty 1498 Pfluerger (with drag no less) it was a deadly combination! Wish that gear could talk! BTW bought a 6 and 8 wt HMG when they came out but felt too stiff for me too!