0175: Shakespeare A1362B-9, Springbrook, Varnished 6-strip bamboo flyrod. 9', 3/2, for #6 wt. All original hardware with a (SB) 'Lite-Lock' black plastic, internal up-locking reelseat. 5-1/4" hammer style wide-ring cork grip. Hardened steel snake guides and tip tops. Nickel-Silver stripper guide with Agatine insert. The chrome plated, rolled welt, ferrules are excellent with no cracks or dents and 'pop' when seperated.
The rod is wrapped, as issued, in multi-colored space dyed silk, sans tipping. Ring and strap hookkeeper. The "Honor Built-Honor Sold, Made In USA" decal is nearly perfect. The model# is rubber stamped on the shaft in 'white' paint. This rod is so nice it qualifies as a collector.
All joints are the proper length and factory straight. Assembled, the rod shows virtually no sagging. The rod comes with the original bag which has the original, albeit faded hang tag that shows enough information to identify it as original to the rod. A quality storage case is available. This rod looks very close to new yet used and should find a place in a quality Shakespeare collection. If that is not your desire then take it out and fish it with a bug or streamer as it was intended to do. Scarce in this condition. $205.