0333: Heddon, #10, Varnished 6-strip bamboo fly rod. 8-1/2', 2-1/2F, 3/2, for #6 line. 6 oz. "Hold-Tite" full nickel reel seat with down locking screw band, stamped "Pat.". Excellent 7" 'Cigar' solid-cork grip. Bright nickel silver ferrules. Black hardened-steel snake guides, nickel stripper guide with Agate insert. 'Perfection' style tip-tops. Maroon wraps tipped Green. Exposed hosel (winding check) and open wound strap and ring hook keeper.
All of the original factory script is crisp and present on the shaft. 'Heddon' spirals up the shaft and the model number (#10) is inked just above the hook keeper winding. My estimate is a mid-to-late 1930's era build. All joints proper length and straight. The rod is supplied in an original, segmented cloth bag and an unmarked high quality (Heddon style) aluminum storage case with nickel screw cap in place.
The shorter 8-1/2 foot length Heddons are in demand and becoming more popular for bamboo fly rod fishing. A beautiful "Browntone" Heddon rod, with original guides and wraps that have had a thin coat of varnish applied. A fine quality Heddon bamboo fly rod with no evidence of repair or damage to any of the bamboo. This rod is sure to please. Excellent $300.