0219: H.J. Frost Co, "Jack Frost Tackle" varnished 6-strip bamboo baitcasting rod. 5', 2/1, 5-3/4 oz. Bright chrome, down-locking triggered slide ring, reel seat with raised rails. The sculpted rear 4-3/4" is in the 'Tournament style' and the fore-grip is a 2" tear-drop taper, both are solid cork ring construction. Chrome plated ferrule, nickel-silver guide and tip-top supports. Chrome notched-taper hosel (winding check). Classic agate/agatine insert casting guides and tip-top. Bright yellow wraps tipped red with decorative red intermediates. No hook keeper - as designed. The 'H.J. Frost Co, New York City' decal is 80% complete and easily recognizable. The original heavy canvas bag has a flap closure with snap with no markings on the bag, so I am not sure of its originality - but the rod fits well. No storage case with this rod.
Both rod joints are equal length putting the ferrule in the mid-rod position. Seated together they measure ~5 feet. This is a seldom found natural bamboo baitcaster wearing the Frost Company, "New York City" designation. A sharp looking, ready-to-display baitcaster that is equally ready to take out to battle a bass, pickerel or perch. The rod has all new wraps in original colors and is UV protected by spar varnish. The cork grips have been stabilized to prevent soiling and enhance durability. A very nice H. J. Frost Co. baitcaster in excellent, professionally refinished condition. $135