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South Bend, Best-O-Luck

[ SOLD ] 0349: South Bend #59 'Best-O-Luck', varnished 6-strip bamboo fly rod. 8-1/2', 3/2, for HCH. 5-1/2 oz. Bright chrome reel seat with down locking steel slide band. Five-inch full-Wells solid cork grip. Chrome, rolled welt ferrules. New hardened steel snake guides, bronzed tip-tops, and chrome stripper. Lemon wraps with Green tipping. No hook keeper, as issued. New, custom sewn and labeled, sleeve. A quality storage case is available.

The original full-Wells grip is in good condition. All joints are full length and straight. This South Bend 'Best-O-Luck' has dark, flamed bamboo. All ferrules fit well and are the originals. The decorative medallion wrap is midway on the butt joint. The only identifier is the "Best-O-Luck" decal on the butt joint near the grip. The decal is incomplete, but easily identifiable.

This is a 'Bass' weight fly rod with a moderately fast action. Originally sold as part of the 'Best-O-Luck Fly Fishing Outfit' #666 by South Bend, c1936-1940s. The deeply flamed bamboo indicates a #59 example. This handsome rod is ready to go fishing immediately or, if you have the kit and are missing the rod - here's your chance!?! Not many like this being offered for sale. Professionally refurbished; acquire this South Bend, two-tip bamboo fly rod for less than the cost of most professional refinishes. Excellent. $


South Bend Best-O-Luck #59, #59-9 bamboo fly rod South Bend Best-O-Luck #59, #59-9 bamboo fly rod
South Bend Best-O-Luck #59, #59-9 bamboo fly rod South Bend Best-O-Luck #59, #59-9 bamboo fly rod South Bend Best-O-Luck #59, #59-9 bamboo fly rod
South Bend Best-O-Luck #59, #59-9 bamboo fly rod
South Bend Best-O-Luck #59, #59-9 bamboo fly rod