[SOLD ] 0044: Horrocks-Ibbotson, Vernley, Impregnated/Varnished 6 strip bamboo fly rod. 8'6", 3/2, for #6 line. 5-3/8 oz. Aluminum screw-down locking reelseat with tenite spacer, 5-1/2" full-wells cork grip. Nickel-silver ferrules. Hardened steel, black snake guides, red wraps tipped white. No hook keeper. Original bag & replacement tube. All joints proper length.
Nice, sound rod, with a fast action. Full model name lettered on the shaft, with partial H-I decal. The 'Vernley' was a higher quality Horrocks-Ibbotson offering in the 50's with a suggested retail price of $30 - equivalent to almost $300 in today's dollars. Minor varnish dings. Good. $