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Edwards, Aristocrat

SOLD 0204: Edwards, 'Bristol Built', Aristocrat, varnished 6-strip bamboo fly rod. 8', 3/2, #4/5 line, 4 oz. Unique down-locking, nickel-silver hourglass slide ring, completes this cap and ring seat. This reel seat with its wood barrel spacer was also used on some Edwards-Bristol, F-18 models. Very good 7" torpedo cork grip. Strap-and-ring hook keeper. Bright nickel-silver ferrules with rolled welts. New hardened steel snake guides and a bright nickel-silver stripper guide fitted with agate insert. The model name "Aristocrat", painted on the shaft in white, reads away from the grip as was Edwards' technique. All guides wrapped in red sans tipping.

All joints are full length and straight. The two tip joints are brand-new-old-stock replacement bamboo joints. Original, as found sleeve with wood form tip joints protector. All refinishing work was professionally done. A choice example of a shorter (eight-foot length) three piece split-bamboo fly rod. A fantastic fishing tool refurbished to look and perform as new. VG-Excellent. $


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