0298: Montague Amateur, 9', 3/1. For 6-weight line. Nickel-plated slide ring reel seat with raised rails, nickel plated rolled welt ferrules. Triple-plated chrome guides and tip top. Original, very good 5-3/4" 'Torpedo' solid cork grip. Maroon guide and ferrule wraps tipped Gold. Custom sewn, labeled bag. A quality storage case is available. All joints full length.
The factory decal is about 70% complete and readable. What is exciting about this Amateur is that it is the less common three-piece version. There is no physical damage to the bamboo or hardware. The factory complement of snake guides was increased in order to improve performance by better utilizing all the power of the bamboo.
This is a very clean and attractive example of an early Montague Amateur. The Maroon, tipped gold, wraps provide just enough 'flair' to bring this rod up cosmetically. The rod is finished in UV protective, non-glare spar varnish providing the 'rich' look of a hand-rubbed finish. Structurally sound, this rod is ready to go fishing again. Excellent, refurbish $110