0164: Phillipson, Ed M. Hunter "Approved", Varnished 6 strip bamboo flyrod. 8-1/2' 3/2, 5-1/2 oz. for #4/5 line. Aluminum down-locking reel seat with black plastic spacer and 'bull's eye (or daisy) pattern on the butt cap. 7" reversed half-wells solid cork grip. Nickel ferrules, stainless steel snake guides seem to have a slight gold tint (varnish?), chrome stripper guide. Black wraps, no tipping. Custom sewn, segmented and labled bag. A quality storage case is available.
The added, book-matched, second tip-joint was professionally made from brand-new-old-stock Phillipson bamboo. All joints are full length, and straight. These shorter Phillipson rods are becoming more difficult to find as interest in acquiring and fishing them increases. A rod that looks nearly new with excellent hardware and varnish, and is certainly a handsome rod. Other than the additional tip joint, all work appears to be original representing a well cared for, circa 1947 rod. Excellent. $360