0411: Horrocks-Ibbotson, 'Columbia', 6-strip, bamboo fly rod. 9', 3/1 for #5/6 line. Down-locking slide-ring over nickel, raised rail, seat. Excellent 6", 'cigar' cork grip of solid cork rings. Well fitting bright nickel ferrules with rolled welts. Triple plated chrome snake guides, and stripper guide. Black wraps sans tipping. No hook keeper, as issued. All joints proper length. Beautiful, scarce, complete 'Leaping Trout', 'Utica, N.Y.' decal. Custom sewn segmented sleeve with label.
The "Columbia" was an entry level model issued in the mid 30s, selling for $4. The ultra-scarce and beautiful decal is 100% complete. This rod is a 'learner's' rod with fewer guides for easier casting. The solid cork rings grip was chemically cleaned and is very comfortable in hand. The rod has newly applied Spar varnish finish throughout. VG+ to Exc. $155