My guess is the rod is an Fenwick from the mid 80's. They were the hottest rod at that time and were white. Make sure the reel is the VSW. The older Penn's were not machined out of one solid bar of Aluminum. My opinion is that the Penn 30VSW is above the Avet. The old Fenwick trolling rod is probably worth about a hundred bucks. They were all 7' back then. Short strokers came in the late 80's. Sabre started the trend, which has proved to be a good thing for lifting fish.