0326: South Bend, varnished 6-strip bamboo fly rod. 9', 3/2, for HCH. 5-1/2 oz. Up-locking reelseat with black plastic spacer, Six-inch full-Wells solid cork grip. Nickel, rolled welt ferrules with machined and serrated mounting area. Black hardened steel snake guides, chrome stripper and tip-tops. Canary-yellow wraps tipped black. Strap and ring hook keeper. New, custom sewn and labeled sleeve. A quality storage case is available.
This is a 'Bass' weight fly rod with a moderately fast action, most likely a model #59-9. The original full-Wells grip is non-comficient and has been stabilized. All joints are the correct length and straight. The beautiful bamboo on this rod has UV resistant Spar varnish and is excellent. The all original ferrules are serrated, wrapped over, and fit well. There is a decorative medallion wrap midway on the butt joint. The rod data has been re-labeled on the shaft. This handsome rod is ready to go fishing immediately. Own and fish a professionally refurbished, fully capable two-tip bamboo fly rod for a fraction of cost of today's new bamboo offerings! Excellent. $155