0301: Montague, Clipper. Varnished 6-strip bamboo fly rod. 9', 3/1, for #6 line. 6-1/4 oz. Bright Aluminum down-lock reel seat with HD rubber spacer, 7" half-wells cork grip. Excellent bright Nickel finish ferrules. Hardened steel snake guides, Blue & White space dyed silk wraps. Strap and ring, wound through, hook keeper. Replacement custom sewn cloth sleeve with my label. A quality storage case is available.
This is a fully reconditioned vintage Montague Clipper with a brand new solid cork-ring half-Wells grip, and brand new Aluminum down-locking reel seat with a simulated-cork spacer. The spacer is made from durable high-density rubber. All wraps are original silk and have been reconditioned. The decades old varnish was removed and several coats of new, UV resistant, spar varnish applied resulting in great protection and a near new appearance. The original decorative wraps on the butt joint recall the look from the mid 1940s issue period. Partial Montague decal left in place with the scripted Montague name added nearby. All joints are full-length and straight. The rod has a very comfortable grip and a medium action, capable of casting a WF line with authority. Reconditioned. VG+, $125