0230: Heddon, #125 Expert, Varnished 6-strip bamboo flyrod. 8-1/2', 2-1/2F, 3/2, 5 oz. for #6 line (HCH or D). Down-locking reelseat with gold finish hoods. "Pat.No.1807078" stamped into the black, knurled locking nut. Mahogany colored, marblized Pyralin (celluloid) reelseat barrel has minor dings. The 7" cigar shaped cork grip is in very good condition. Gold finish ferrules. Gold plated snake and stipper guides. Canary yellow wraps tipped black. Wound-over hosel (winding check). No hook keeper - as issued.
The "Heddon Expert" name runs straight up the shaft. The model data "#125 - 8-1/2 -2 1/2F - HCH or D" runs straight up the shaft from the grip on an opposing single flat. Very good ferrule fit and all joints are the correct length with no bamboo damage. The mid male ferrule is a replacement. The rod comes in a very nice unlabeled, four-section, cloth bag (possibly original), and a very good unlabeled aluminum case.
This gorgeous browntone "Bass weight" Heddon rod has been professionally refinished using silk thread throughout and UV protected spar varnish and looks near new. Both the Heddon #125 'Expert' and the #115 'Premier' models were special issue rods sold through Sears, Roebuck & Co. making this rod a good start to acquiring the set. This shorter length Heddon should throw a DT5 or WF6 line very nicely. Tough to find this nice. Excellent refinished. $335.