0171: Shakespeare Model 1304-9, Varnished 6-strip bamboo flyrod. 9', 3/2 for #5/6 line, 7-3/8 oz. Nickel silver cap and ring reel seat with raised rails. Modified reversed wells cork grip. Bright nickel silver ferrules. Chrome snake guides with chrome stripper. All wraps are silk - Goldenrod tipped Maroon. Strap and ring hook keeper. All joints are straight and proper length. The butt joint ferrule is a period replacement. Ferrule pins removed during reset to improve the ferrule fit and minimize stress to the bamboo. All ferrules tight with no cracks.
A very high quality Shakespeare Trout rod, medium dark cane. The Shakespeare "Honor Built - Honor Sold" label which dates this rod pre-WWII, is 100% complete. The model number and rod length are 'white' inked on the shaft above the hook keep. The grip is solid and clean. This Model 1304 is an early issue and is scarce in any condition. Both tip joints are NOS replacements and I mention this for accuracy only.
This georgous, professionally re-finished rod arrives in a custom bag with my label. A quality storage case is available. Exc. $225