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Heddon #14.

0243: Heddon, #14, varnished 6-strip bamboo fly rod. 9', 3/1, 5-1/2 oz. - 2-1/2F (ferrule) for #6/7 line. Pat No.1807078 bronzed screw-down-lock reelseat with maroon Pyralin barrel. New 7" half-Wells cork grip. Japanned nickel-silver ferrules with soldered welts. All new black, hardened steel, snake and tip-top guide. Chrome stripper guide. Red guide wraps sans tipping. Strap-and-Ring hook keeper. Model "#14" written above hook-keep and "Heddon" is spiral written up the joint from the grip.

The rod is supplied in a custom made canvas bag, A quality storage case is available. All joints full length, equal and straight. All guides and wraps are new, professionally installed. The rod now has a new hand-rubbed spar varnish finish with UV protection.

This early Heddon #14 model is believed to have been made in the late 1930s - prior to Heddon's 'naming' convention. Heddon gave this rod the #14 designation, it is said, because that was the suggested retail selling price. There are small areas of darkened cane that look as if the blank was flamed, but are most likely surface stains from when the rod was not properly dried prior to storage. I have inspected the cane and find that it is sound. The ferrule(s) fit is very good. The butt ferrule on this rod is a 2-1/2F (21/64ths) and Heddon classified this as "Regular Bass", or "Dry Fly Trout" action. A good looking rod that is ready to fish or collect. Very good, refinished. $195.


#0243 Heddon, #14 #0243b Heddon, #14
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