0207: Shakespeare Model A1305B-9, "Triumph". Varnished 6-strip bamboo flyrod. 9', 3/1 for #6 line, 6-1/2 oz. Up-locking "Snaplock" reel seat with green anodized barrel, strong spring and bright chrome-plated hoods. Half-Wells cork ring grip. Serrated, brushed nickel-silver ferrules with rolled welts are wrapped over. Hardened steel snake guides with chrome stripper. Wraps are Emerald tipped White. Wound-through strap and ring hook keeper. All joints are proper length. The ferrules are original and well fitting, with no cracks.
A high quality Shakespeare rod with medium dark flamed cane. The Shakespeare label is ~70% complete. The model number and rod length are inked on the shaft above the hook-keep. The grip is solid, complete and clean. The Model A1305B was a 1952 issue at the top of the line for that year (the then $28 SRP is equivalent to $235 in 2014 dollars).
This professionally refinished Model A1305B-9, "Triumph" comes in a custom labeled bag. A quality storage case is available.. VG-Ex. $145