0160: South Bend, 469-7 Combination Spin/fly, 6-strip bamboo rod. 7', 2/1, 5-1/4oz. 10" cork grip with Black slide rings for spin-fishing. Internal uplocking reel seat with 'Tenite' barrel for fly-fishing. All guides are small double-braced hard chrome plated stainless steel. Black and white Jasper wraps, no tipping. Brushed chromium plated nickel-silver ferrule. Original, very good, labeled bag, no tube. Almost full South Bend label, with model number data on the shaft. Collectable and fishable. An affordable, original, shorter length split bamboo rod.
Shown below is a copy of an original 1952 advertisement for the South Bend 469, 7-foot combination fly/spin split bamboo rod. The $18.95 selling price in 1952, would require $165 in 2015 dollars based on inflation. Refinished, Exc. $150