0302: Montague, Clipper. Varnished 6-strip bamboo fly rod. 9', 3/1, for #6 line. 6-1/2 oz. 'Tite-lock' down-lock reel seat with blue plastic spacer, 7" half-wells solid 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 original, vintage Montague Clipper with all components and threads being original materials. The reel seat is the well-known and durable Montague "Tite-lock" with the easily recognizable blue plastic spacer. All wraps are the 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 bring thoughts back to the mid 1940s issue period. Partial Montague decal left in place while the scripted Montague name was added nearby. All joints are full-length and straight. The rod has a medium action and is a comfortable casting rod for a WF6 line. Would fit nicely in a vintage Montague collection. Refinished. VG+, $120