0325: Heddon 35, 2-1/2F, Varnished 6-strip bamboo flyrod. 9-1/2', 3/1, for #5/6 line. 6.4 oz. Slide band, down-locking full nickel silver reel seat. Excellent 5-1/2" 'bottle style' half-Wells solid cork grip made up from 1/8" cork rings. Good fitting, bright nickel-silver, rolled-welt serrated ferrules function well. Tungsten-steel snake guides, nickel silver stripper guide with Agate insert. Tungsten-steel tip top. Wrapped in antique-Gold tipped Black & White Jasper. Antique-gold and Black & White Jasper decorative intermediates as issued. No hook-keeper as issued. New custom-sewn and labeled replacement cloth sleeve. Supplied in a 'period' appropriate hard-cardboard case.
All joints are straight. This professionally refinished rod has the early Heddon, light color cane with new hand-applied UV protective spar varnish. All ferrules are overwrapped. The "Heddon" script spirals up the shaft, but no model name on the shaft as issued circa 1928-29. (The 'Peerless' designation began in 1930). The butt cap is prominently stamped "Heddon". Excellent bamboo with no open seams or repair work. The easily recognizable Heddon 'bottle-style' cork grip is made up from 1/8" cork rings and remains in excellent condition.
Fancy intermediate wraps between each snake guide pair faithfully reproduce the originals, as do the elaborate signature wraps. Add this veteran 'Heddon 35' rod to your high level split-bamboo collection. The rod is serial number '2275' which is hand-written just up from the signature wraps. This circa 1928-29 issue is seldom seen, very collectable, and in very nice rehabilitated condition. VG-Excellent. $285