0412: 'Sport King' bamboo fly rod. 9', 3/2, 6 oz. 6wt. Blue plastic spacer 'Titelock' reelseat. Vintage White/Blue space dyed silk wraps, no tipping. Hardened steel black snake guides and tiptops, strap & ring hook keep. All joints correct length and straight. Nickel ferrules very good. The rod is 95% original. Custom sewn segmented sleeve with label, a quality storage case is available.
This rod is obviously a 'Montague Clipper' with a 'Sport King' (75%) decal placed on the shaft for Montgomery Wards. The two tip joints are very fine caliber and suggest dry fly action. Montague produced rods for several private labels found in the era. This is a classic rod with a truly classic look. Very Good+ $145