0404: Horrocks-Ibbotson, Lucky Strike, Varnished 6-strip bamboo fly rod. 9', 3/2, for #6 line. 4-1/4 oz. Nickel plated slide-lock reel seat, 4-1/2" full-Wells cork grip. Bright rolled welt nickel ferrules. Chrome snake guides, both American and English twist used. Agate stripper guide. Red wraps tipped Gold. Red intermediates throughout tip-to-butt, and signature wraps on the butt joint. No hook keeper. Custom sewn, segmented cloth sleeve. A quality storage case is available.
This is an early issue Horrocks-Ibbotson rod. The bamboo is very dark as if factory painted. One tip joint and the mid joint have English-twist (reverse) snake guides, the second tip joint has American-twist snake guides and a chrome steel loop tip top, while the other tip joint has a genuine Agate insert loop tiptop. All joints are the proper length. Near perfect Horrocks-Ibbotson Utica N.Y. diamond decal, and perfect "Lucky Strike" model name decal. A rare, very collectable, example most likely from the early 1930s. Very good. $100