0407: Shakespeare A1362-9, 'Springbrook', Varnished 6-strip bamboo flyrod. 9', 3/2, for #6 wt. All original hardware with an excellent South Bend, down-locking chrome reelseat. 5-1/4" hammer style cork grip has small chip. Hardened steel snake guides, chrome tip tops. Nickel-silver stripper guide. The nickel, rolled welt ferrules are excellent with no cracks or dents and 'pop' when seperated.
The rod is wrapped in Brick-Red thread, sans tipping. No hookkeeper, as issued. The "Honor Built-Honor Sold, Made In USA" decal is about 75%. The model number is White-ink scripted on the shaft. The rod has decorative intermediates giving the rod a true vintage look.
All joints are the proper length and factory straight. Assembled, the rod shows little sagging. The rod comes with the original bag which has the original, albeit faded hang tag that shows enough information to identify it as original to the rod. A quality storage case is available. The rod looks close to new. Take it out and fish it with a bug or streamer as it was intended to do. Very-good. $135.