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Phillipson, Premium 5-5/8 oz.

[ SOLD ] 0306: Phillipson, Premium, Varnished 6 strip bamboo flyrod. 9', 3/2, 5-5/8 oz. for HCH line. Aluminum down-locking 'No-rock' reelseat in black aluminum with a bullseye patterned aluminum butt cap. 6-1/2" Patented Phillipson 'Eliptical Full Wells' cork ring grip. Oxidized Nickel-silver ferrules, Bright stainless steel snake guides, chromed "Perfection" stripper guide, nickel silver winding check. Black wraps, tipped gold and black, no hook keeper as issued. Very good sleeve and very good 'Peerless' style aluminum case with nickel-plated screw cap closure.

All joints full length and straight. Bold and crisp factory lettering "Phillipson Premium" on butt joint above grip. "a9" and "9-5 5/8 HCH" in script on opposing flat. (Note: the small 'a9' reportedly identifies the employee who did the work) This circa 1952 split-bamboo rod has been professionally refinished. The rod appears new, save for slight soiling and a couple small digs in the grip that have been filled.

Based on the black oxidized full-metal reel seat this handsome 'Premium' model was a high grade rod issued by Phillipson in 1952 with an MSRP of $75; equivalent to $695 in 2018 dollars. Excellent refinished, near mint in appearance. $

Phillipson Premium split-bamboo fly rod