0317: Montague Highland. Varnished 6-strip bamboo fly rod. 8-1/2', 3/1 for #5 line, 5-1/2 oz. Quality, screw-down-locking, nickel-plated reel seat. Very good, 6-inch, straight solid cork grip. Well-fitting rolled welt nickel ferrules, all crack free. Brand new hardened steel snake, tip-top, and stripper guides. Dark Blue wraps, no tipping. No hook keeper, as issued. Vintage segmented cloth sleeve has repaired tear. A quality storage case is available. All joints full length and straight.
Nice rehabilitation of a vintage (c1947) 'Montague Highland'. About 80% of the Montague model name decal remains. Attractive, and clean example of the affordable early 'Montague Highland' series. Damage free bamboo throughout. This shorter length example should please the collector, or make for an attractive display in your fishing lodge - but don't hesitate to mount a reel and take it fishing. Very good-excellent. $90