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Horrocks-Ibbotson Canada Creek

[ SOLD ] #0197 Horrocks-Ibbotson Canada Creek, 6-strip varnished bamboo fly rod. 9', 3/2, downlocking screwlock seat with aluminum barrel. 5-3/4 cigar cork grip looks new, no hook-keeper. Chrome stripper guide, black steel snake guides amd perfection style tiptops. Medium brown wraps with yellow tipping. Better quality chrome/nickel silver ferrules with machined welts.

This is a "H-I Registered Rod. #624-9". The sock has the stenciled H-I Registered marking and looks as new condition. The aluminum tube has a partial factory H-I Registered label and the tube itself is in reasonable condition with a screw-cap closure.

From the Horrocks-Ibbotson advertisement:
"Customized-Crafted H-I Registered Fly Rods are built by master craftsmen in the tackle industry's largest, most modern plant. Choice Chinese bamboo, plastic impregnation and skilled workmanship combine to produce super rods at moderate cost." The company asked that the selling dealer record the buyer's name and the rod's unique serial number. These were reported "to H-I's Custom-Crafted Rod Department" for 'protection' and posterity.

This rod is marked "Impregnated Tonkin Cane" (decal) yet it is varnished. (Some manufacturers still varnished their impregnated cane) The varnish is in good condition with but a few minor chips and scrapes. All joints are the correct length. One snake guide on the mid has been repaired and re-varnished, otherwise all hardware and wraps are original and in serviceable condition. This is a better quality H-I rod and should fish a 6 weight line well. The rod is handsome looking with flamed cane and reasonably straight joints. None of the ferrules are damaged and all fit well. Vg-Ex.$


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