0272: Montague Mt. Tom. Varnished 6-strip bamboo fly rod. 8'6", 3/1, for #5/6 line. 5-1/4 oz. Plated screw-down locking reel seat. 6" straight solid cork grip. All new, triple plated heavy duty nickel ferrules. Triple plated chrome snake guides and stripper guide. Stainless steel loop hook keeper. Custom made segmented bag with label. All joints proper length and straight. A quality storage case is available.
This rod began as a standard 'Mt.Tom' model, being one of Montague's least expensive rods, mainly because it had so few guides. In order to compete with other manufacturers, labor costs had to be minimal despite the affect on performance. I've increased the number of guides so that it is now using all the available power from the bamboo.
Professionally wrapped with deep red tipped with black thread on a shorter rod length than generally seen from this model. This was a very popular color combination amongst many higher priced rod manufacturers and it looks great on the meduim cane of this rod. The action is medium-fast. Very good, nicely upgraded. $125