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South Bend Model 24, 8-1/2-foot split-bamboo fly rod.

[ SOLD ] 0417: South Bend #24, varnished 6-strip bamboo fly rod. 8-1/2', 3/2, 5-1/4 oz. HCH or D. Nickel silver ferrules. Clean 7-inch "Comficient" solid cork grip, with patented up-locking Cream colored plastic barrel reel seat. Strap & ring wound-through hook keeper. Black wraps sans tipping. All guides are hardened steel snakes, as is the spacious stripper guide.

The South Bend label is complete and the original factory model designation and line weight is written on the shaft in black ink. The joints are genuine Tonkin cane and straight. Up-graded nickel ferrules throughout are a strength improvement over the plated brass factory issues. All wraps are brand new and professionally done plus a mid-butt joint medallion wrap. The complete rod is covered with new UV protective Spar varnish making this veteran look crisp.

This is a rehabilitation of a very popular South Bend Model 24, 8-1/2-footer designed for a five or six-weight line and listed as a "Standard Trout" model. Moderately fast action. Supplied in a period segmented cloth sleeve. This is an affordable custom rehabilitation of a popular model. VG-EXC, $.

A good-condition period issue heavy-walled cardboard storage case is available with this rod purchase for $13.

NOTE: Destroyed by USPS PRIORTY SERVICE 12/21/20

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