[ SOLD ] 0383: South Bend, #359-9', Varnished 6-strip bamboo fly rod. 9', 3/2, for #5/6 line. 5 oz. South-Bend Lite Lock down-locking reel seat with brown anodized aluminum spacer. Very good 6", ventilated 'Comficient' solid cork grip. Brushed Nickel ferrules. Genuine agate stripper guide. Closed wound Strap & Ring hook keeper. Model data stamped on shaft, 95% South Bend decal. Dark Brown wraps, sans tipping. Hardened steel black snake guides. Excellent original segmented sleeve with factory hang tag, original factory labeled sturdy cardboard case - as new (small vent holes in cap).
This is a complete original package - rod, sleeve and case. Own an excellent Trout or Smallmouth Bass rod that's ready to go fishing. The Model 359 is considered one of South Bend's finest dry-fly action rods. The rod is factory straight and all ferrules are excellent brushed nickel. All wraps have been cleaned and re-varnished and are all secure. Seldom offered and certainly not from all original components. Significant is the fact that both tip joints are full length, original, and unmolested - seldom found this way. VG-Excellent $.