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H-I Chancellor

[ SOLD ] 0267: Horrocks-Ibbotson Chancellor bamboo fly rod, Impregnated 6-strip bamboo fly rod. 8-1/2' 3/2, 5.5oz., Anodized aluminum screw-down locking reel seat. 6-1/2" straight cork ring grip. Hand welted, serrated nickel silver ferrules. Stainless steel stripper guide. Perfection style tungsten steel tip tops. Yellow guide and ferrule station wraps tipped tan. Partial 'Horrocks-Ibbotson' decal, with the leaping fish design, and near perfect white ink "Chancellor" lettering. Good "Impregnated Tonkin Cane" decal. No hook keeper, as issued. Excellent original bag and very good aluminum case included.

The Chancellor model was next to the top of the H-I line in the 1950s, listing for $40.($400 in 2016 dollars). This georgeous rod has all new silk wraps. Three of four joints, including the all important tip joints, are equal length and unmolested. The mid was shortend at the female ferrule by about one inch. The prone-to-failure plastic factory reel seat has been replaced by an anodized aluminum locking ring seat providing a much more secure mounting for the fly reel. The blanks are resin impregnated and thus require very little maintenance. (Still - never put a rod away wet!)

This fly rod has a surprisingly 'fast action' for split-bamboo. You will be pleased with the overall quality of this rod especially the quality of the bamboo. Since the blanks are impregnated, a heavy varnish finish, sometimes used to cover up manufacturing errors, is not necessary. The bamboo joints are top grade, and this rod is ready to toss a dry fly at a large Brown trout. Excellent upgrade, and professional refinish. $


Horrocks-Ibbotson Chancellor bamboo fly rod Horrocks-Ibbotson Chancellor bamboo fly rod
Horrocks-Ibbotson Chancellor bamboo fly rod Horrocks-Ibbotson Chancellor bamboo fly rod
Horrocks-Ibbotson Chancellor bamboo fly rod