0292: Montague Co. varnished 6-strip bamboo fly rod. 8-1/2', 3/1, 5-3/4 oz. for #5/6 line. Nickel 'Titelock' reelseat. Good 5-1/2" half-Wells solid-cork grip. Nickel finish ferrules, hardened steel snake guides, and a nickel-silver stripper guide with genuine Agate insert. Red/Orange wraps tipped Yellow. Wound through strap & ring hook-keeper.
All joints are full length and straight. The butt joint carries a "Genuine Tonkin Cane" decal and line weight. All ferrules are crack-free and well fitting and securely pinned to the bamboo. The refurbished rod uses the original stripper, all new hardened steel snake guides, and original HS tip-top. However, during reburshiment, the appropriate number of snake guides was added to better enhance service. The rod is supplied with a sectioned cloth bag. A quality storage case is available.
This is an early "Montague Co." split-bamboo rod with a #17 butt ferrule and a #11 tip ferrule, indicating a 'Light Trout' weight rod. It is equipped with a very good, early version of the Montague 'Titelock' reel seat which is stamped "MONTAGUE". This is a moderately fast action rod and should do well with a WF-5 or a DT-6 fly line. The medium-flamed bamboo is in good, un-molested, condition and protected by new UV resistant spar varnish. The rod looks sharp, and is once again ready for fishing seasons to come. All work professionally done. VG-Exc. $115