0228: Montague Flash, Varnished 6-strip bamboo fly rod. 8-1/2', 3/2, 6 oz. for #6 line. Signature Red phenolic 'Titelock' reel seat. Very nice 6" full-Wells cork grip. Chrome plated ferrules all fit securely. Very good tungsten steel snake guides, and a bronzed stripper guide. Deep Red wraps tipped Olive. Strap & ring hook-keeper. All chrome plated ferrules are original, pinned, and solid. I mention for accuracy, that the butt ferrule has an insignificant micro-crack that does not affect its performance.
All sections of this eight and a half footer are the correct length and factory straight. The rod comes in a custom made four section, replacement cloth bag. A quality storage case is available seperately.
Based on overall condition I would say this beautiful flamed split-bamboo 'Medium Trout' rod has been well taken care of. One guide was professionally re-wrapped and a light coat of varnish has further protected the bamboo and enhanced the rod's looks. There is a virtually complete Montague 'Flash' decal and a very nice 'Dewey's Sport Shop' decal. Perhaps sold by the Frankfort, Michigan 'DEWEY'S SPORT SHOP' in the early 1960s. Overall, VG+. $160