0308: South Bend, #55-9', Varnished 6-strip bamboo fly rod. 9', 3/1, for #6 line. 5-1/2 oz. Down-locking screw-lock reelseat in nickel. Good, clean 6" half-Wells solid cork grip. Machined nickel-silver butt ferrule, nickel plated mid-ferrule. All new Black snake guides, bright nickel and Agatine stripper guide. Triple-plated chrome tip-top. Black and White Jasper wraps tipped Chinese Red. Model number and line data printed on the shaft. Strap and ring hook keeper. All joints proper length. Nice South Bend decal. Custom sewn, labeled sleeve. A quality storage case is available.
This is a custom South Bend model 55-9 with professional performance upgrades. The number of guides has been increased to improve the overall performance. A brand new machined nickel-silver ferrule-set at the butt to mid station vastly improves this critical junction. The blonde cane is finished with UV resistant spar varnish. Own and fish a professionally refurbished medium action bamboo fly rod for not much money! VG+ $100