0045: Wright & McGill Stream & Lake, Varnished 6-strip bamboo flyrod. 9', 3/2, for #5/6 line, 5-1/2 oz. Patented, Nickel-silver internal up-locking reel seat, excellent 6-3/4" reverse half-Wells cork grip. Bright Nickel-silver ferrules with witness marks. Black snake guides, new perfection tip-tops. Chinese Red wraps, sans tipping. No hook keeper as issued. Very good original bag, period correct sturdy cardboard screw-top period storage tube. All joints full length and straight.
A delightful bamboo rod from a legendary Colorado company with Bill Phillipson's "Apr. 12,1938" patent date. (No. 2,114,107) reel seat. The second, book matched, tip joint was professionally made from brand-new-old-stock bamboo and new hardware. Manufacturer and model name rubber-stamped on the butt joint and both legible. This is a fine casting rod that looks nearly new and is a delight 'in the hand'. Very good to excellent - refinished. $330