0408: Union Hardware, varnished 6-strip bamboo fly rod. 9', 3/1 5-3/4 oz for #6 line. Down-locking reel seat with Caramel colored Tenite spacer, 5-1/2" half-Wells solid cork grip. Bright nickel ferrules. Hardened steel snake guides, triple-plated chrome tip top, chromed stripper guide. Wound through strap & ring hook keeper. Black and White Jasper wraps sans tipping. Signature medallion wraps just above the grip. All joints full length and straight. Reel seat is embossed as usual with "Union Hardware Company, Torrington, Conn, USA". Very good original segmented sleeve . A quality storage case is available.
This rod has no model designation on the shaft. Ferrule sizes are 18 and 11. All guides and ferrules appear to be original to the rod. Wraps are coated with UV resistant Spar varnish. All guides have been checked and cleaned, and exhibit normal but slight wear.
A solid, affordable example of a late 1940s split-bamboo fly rod ready for use. Very good+. $145