0182: Great Northern, (From SouthBend, #59-9'), Varnished 6-strip bamboo flyrod. 9', 3/1, for HDH or E (#6) line. 5-1/2 oz. Up-locking reelseat with caramel color bakelite spacer, ~6" reversed half-Wells cork grip. Nickel plated brass ferrules. Chrome snake guides and stripper guide. Forrest Green wraps with Orange tipping. Model name and line data on the shaft. Wire loop hook keeper. Custom made labeled bag. A quality storage case is available. All joints proper length and the assembled rod is very straight.
This rod is a remanufacture of a South Bend #59-9 keeping the original reelseat but with a new narrow ring (~3/16th inch) cork grip and all new guides. It's been named 'Great Northern' because of the attractive color combination that was the signature colors of the rail line of the same name.
This nicely flamed cane rod has been professionally refinished to better than new and is now a serviceable Bass/Northern Pike rod. Own an attractive bamboo fly rod for a fraction of today's high prices! Excellent. $145