0350: Union Hardware, No.A5001, Type 1. Varnished 6-strip bamboo fly rod. 8-1/2', 3/2 5-3/4 oz for #5 line. Down-locking reel seat with Maroon Tenite spacer, 5-1/2" half-Wells solid cork grip. Bright nickel ferrules. Hardened steel snake guides and top, 'Stainless Steelchrome' plated stripper guide. Wound through, strap & ring hook keeper. Purple wraps sans tipping. Small signature wraps just above the grip. Very good, original segmented sleeve with a full factory paper label. A quality storage case is available. All joints proper length and straight. Reel seat embossed with "Union Hardware Company, Torrington, Conn, USA".
This shorter length rod has no model designation on the butt shaft itself. Ferrule sizes are 18 and 11. All guides and ferrules have been rewrapped to look as issued and coated with several coats of UV resistant spar varnish. All guides have been checked and cleaned, and exhibit normal but slight wear. A light coat of UV resistant varnish was applied by hand to the "Genuine Tonkin Cane' bamboo. A micro-crack in the butt ferrule has been filled.
A near new looking, affordable example of a late 1940s split-bamboo fly rod. Add this two-tip rod to your fine 'Union Hardware Co.' split-bamboo collection, or take it out and enjoy the pursuit of trout and panfish. Excellent. $145