0380: Horrocks-Ibbotson, varnished 6-strip bamboo fly rod. 9', 3/1, #6/7 wt, 5-3/4 oz. Down-locking aluminum screw-band reel seat with black plastic barrel. A comfortable 6", solid 1/2" cork rings, 'full-Wells' grip. Rolled welt, nickel ferrules. New bronzed hardened-steel snake guides. 'Perfection' style wide loop tip-top. Chromed nickel-silver stripper guide. Antique Gold wraps tipped Black. All joints straight and full length. Custom sewn segmented sleeve.
This is a professionally rehabilitated 'Horrocks-Ibbottson' made rod. The only factory markings are '60-6655' and 'Tonkin Cane" white inked on the shaft, suggesting it is a transitional H-I/Winchester rod. This would date the rod to the mid-to-late 1930s era. This is a medium action Bass-weight bamboo fly rod with new UV resistant spar varnish. The medium colored cane and Gold with Black tipping creates a premium look. Very-good to Excellent. $125