0327: Paulinskill, Smallmouth, varnished 6-strip bamboo fly rod. 9', 3/2, 6-WT, 6-1/4 oz. Modified half-Wells solid-cork grip. Full nickel silver down-locking reel seat. Strap and ring hook keeper. Bright nickel ferrules. The large ring carbide stripper, and brand new blackened steel snake guides, improve casting capability. One tip-top is metal and the other Agate. Red-Orange wraps tipped black with decorative gold intermediate and signature wraps. All joints are full length and straight. Custom sewn, segmented and labeled, cloth sleeve. A quality storage case is available.
The comfortable grip on this rod is a brand new solid cork grip upgrade as is the high quality, screw-lock reel seat. The original varnish was removed and replaced by UV protective spar varnish. This rod was originally issued as a quality bass-weight 'trade rod' (Wards Throrobred). The current model name was inspired by my earlier days spent drifting large dark streamer patterns through New Jersey's 'Paulinskill River' in pursuit of Smallmouth Bass and the occasional lunker trout.
Sure to please - this professionally rehabilitated vintage split-bamboo is now better equipped than when new. Excellent. $165