[ SOLD ] 0269: Horrocks-Ibbotson, Beaverkill, Varnished 6-strip bamboo flyrod. 8'6", 3/2, #6 line. 5-1/4 oz. Down-locking screw-lock with brown plastic spacer. 5-3/4" 'hammer' solid cork grip. Nickel-silver ferrules. New black snake guides and new chrome stripper guide. Black wraps tipped Orange. Strap and ring hook keeper. Custom made, segmented cloth bag with label. A quality storage case is available. All joints proper length and straight.
Refinished using original as well as new hardware. We replaced the 'cheesy' composite cork grip, which looked like particle board, with a brand-new-old-stock solid cork-ring grip. I've brought the guide count up to the correct count for a rod of this length. This meant adding more snake guides than the factory count to allow the fly line to use the full power of the bamboo. Note that guide count was a big cost factor when these rods were originally made because labor was the main cost driver when pricing the product in the highly competitive production rod business.
A portion of the original model name remains inked on the shaft, with just 'Beaver" remaining. All joints full length and straight. I've added additional data to the shaft. This 1940s era fly rod is finished with UV protective spar varnish. There is also a partial Horrocks-Ibbotson decal which originally read "Horrocks-Ibbotson Co., Utica, New York, Made in USA."
A classic look and an easy way to own a split-bamboo fly rod without breaking the bank. Professionally refurbished 8-1/2 foot, three-piece, two-tip rod in better condition now than when new. Excellent condition. $