Christmas Gifts 1976 – Fenwick Lunkerstiks

1976 Bass Pro Shops Christmas ad for Fenwick Lunkerstiks.

1976 Bass Pro Shops Christmas ad for Fenwick Lunkerstiks.

Last year we ran a segment over the Christmas break that a lot of people seemed to enjoy. It was comprised of old Christmas ads from some of the magazines we have, namely from the 2-year-old Bass Pro Shops. Well, we still have a few of those BPS ads along with a couple others that we’ll share over the next few days.

Today we look at one of the items Johnny Morris had for sale during the 1976 Christmas holiday – Fenwick Lunkerstik 1400s. Graphite rods were well on their way to becoming the staple for all fishing and it seems that Morris may have bought all the glass Lunkerstiks that Fenwick had in stock. If you read the ad, you’ll see that he’s selling these glass rods, the best glass bass rods at the time, for under $19.

The ad states, First Come, First Served While 6,000 last. The rods were the last stock of 1976 Lunkerstiks and models 1456, 1457, 1460 and 1461 were being closed out. If you look on eBay for these rods today they generally fetch upwards of $200. I wish I had the foresight, and bank roll, to buy all these back then. Click on the ad for a larger, readable version.