[ SOLD ] 0389: Wards Sport king, by Montague, varnished 6-strip bamboo fly rod. 9', 3/1 for #6 line. 'Nickel plated 'Titelock' reel seat, 7" 'straight' solid cork rings grip. Nickel ferrules with rolled welts. Stainless steel snake guides. Chrome stripper guide, 'Perfection' style tip top. Deep Red wraps, no tipping. Strap & Ring hook keeper. Original vintage sleeve with no hang tag. A new custom sewn, segmented cloth sleeve with label is available at additional cost.
This early example of the 'Wards Sport King' fly rod, was most likely manufactured by Montague Co., circa 1940, based on the seat and ferrules. 80% Sport-King decal. A serviceable example ready to go fishing again. All joints are full length and straight. The rod and wraps are protectedby two or more coats of new UV protective Spar varnish. All work was professionally finished.
Sold by Wards, made by Montague, this is an entry level split-bamboo fly rod. The straight grip is clean with but a few minor honest wear points. The varnish, snake guides, and wraps are all new insuring many trips to the stream for years to come. The partial (80% complete) 'Sport King' decal remains and easily identifies the rod. This rod is highly fishable, or grace the wall in your sports den with this affordable example of a vintage split-bamboo fly rod. VG-Exc. $