0286: Montague, Leaping Brook, Varnished 6-strip bamboo flyrod. 9', 3/1 for #6 line. 6-1/4 oz. Nickel plated 'Titelock' reelseat, 6" full-Wells cork grip. Bright nickel ferrules. Black, hardened steel snake guides, bronzed nickel-silver stripper guide. Strap & ring hook keeper. Light Green wraps tipped Scarlet. Custom made cloth bag with my label. A quality storage case is available seperately.
This early Montague Leaping Brook fly rod is nicely refurbished. Montague decal about 30% complete but showing enough data to identify the Leaping Brook model name. Decorative medallion wraps on the butt joint. All joints are full length with no damage to any of the beautiful dark caramel, late 1940s, split-bamboo. The ferrules are all sound and fit well.
The Montague Leaping Brook is a seldom seen model and should have collector interest. The full-Wells grip is very good to excellent and the full metal Scrulock reel seat is in very good condition. This is a fast action rod that should handle a 6-DT line and corresponding larger flies. In very good refinished condition. $95