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Item #: Fenwick Aetos Fly Rod
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Fenwick Aetos Fly Rod

The New AETOS fly rod series builds upon the rich Fenwick tradition of developing the highest quality and performance rods on the market. These rods feature fast recovering high performance modern tapers artfully crafted with a lightweight feel. With freshwater, saltwater, switch and Spey models available, the AETOS range offers a perfect rod for any location. 

  • High performance fast action blank
  • Large diameter gunsmoke stripper guides and double foot gunsmoke snake guides
  • Deep blue 4-section blank with carbon flake accents
  • Reel Seat: Aluminum anodized double uplock, down lock on Spey models
  • ‘AAA’ grade cork handle
  • Supplied with Fenwick cloth covered rod tube and bag

A fun tip about Aetos from Wiki

During the Balkan Wars, the Royal Hellenic Navy purchased only the minimum amount of ammunition. Torpedoes were not available for this class of ship, and for this reason these ships were initially named 'scouts' rather than 'destroyers'. She was under the command of Commander A. Douroutis, RHN.

During the First World War, Greece belatedly entered the war on the side of the Triple Entente. Due to Greece's neutrality, the four Wild Beast-class ships were seized by the Allies in October 1916, taken over by the French in November, and served in the French Navy from 1917-18. By 1918, they were back on escort duty under Greek colors, mainly in the Aegean Sea.

Aetos participated in the evacuation of Greeks from Russia during the Russian Civil War in 1918 and saw action in the Greco-Turkish War (1919-1922) in the Sea of Marmara and the Aegean Sea.

After the war, Aetos was extensively rebuilt by the J Samuel White yard from 1925–1927 and emerged as a much more modern unit.[1] Four Yarrow boilers replaced her five original units with 5 funnels reduced to two. This allowed the bridge to be moved further aft reducing spray and allowed a deckhouse to be built forward of it for a super firing 4-inch gun. One more gun between the funnels and one on the quarterdeck aft with two single Pom Pom's completed the gun armament. Torpedo tubes were increased to 2 triple mounts and a Vickers director fire control as was fitted.

Aetos participated in the Second World War. After surviving the German invasion of Greece in April 1941, Aetosserved under the operational control of the Royal Navy based in the Indian Ocean, where despite her age she served with distinction. Further modifications included new anti-aircraft guns, and anti-submarine weapons. After the end of the Second World War, Aetos was stricken in 1945.

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