0273: South Bend, bamboo fly rod. Varnished 6-strip bamboo fly rod. 9', 3/1, 6/7 wt., 5-3/4 oz. Original full nickel down-locking reel seat. The new-old-stock, replacement 7" full-Wells solid cork grip gives this rod a very comfortable and controlled 'feel' in the hand. Very good brushed-chrome ferrules. Brand new triple-plated hard chrome snake guides, tip top, and stripper guide. Black & White jasper wraps with Red tipping. Strap & ring hook keeper.
All joints are proper length, and damage free. The cane is moderately flamed and with the B/W Jasper wraps tipped red produces a classic and very attractive rod. I've added a "South Bend" label decal during the refinish process as the original was not worth saving. The rod's varnish is new, UV resistant spar varnish. The rod is supplied in a custom labeled bag. A quality storage case is available.
Here's a great opportunity to experience fishing split-bamboo with an affordable, new looking, high quality 'South Bend' split-bamboo fly rod. This rod is ready to cast those large Bass bugs. Sure to please, Excellent $125