[ SOLD ] 0421: Heddon, #14, Thorobred, 6-strip bamboo fly rod. 8-1/2', 3/1, 2F, 'HDH or E' (5 weight) 5-1/8 oz. Blackened hardware, down-lock reelseat with caramel colored tenite spacer. Knurled down-locking screw ring stamped 'Pat. No.1807078'. Excellent 6-1/2" 'half-Wells' solid cork grip. Japanned nickel silver ferrules. Bronzed snake guides. Black nickel silver stripper guide. Red wraps sans tipping. Mid-butt, R-R-R, three wrap medallion. Open wound strap and ring hook keeper, wound over Hosel (winding check). Factory segmented cloth sleeve is a goodht original, hang tag is readable. A quality storage case is available.
All joints proper length and straight. "Heddon" runs upward straight from the grip. Model number and line data is neatly scripted reading away from the grip on flat #4 most likely dating this rod to the post 1951 era. Moderately swelled butt and excellent solid cork-rings grip with no hook damage.
The rod has been fished but has been taken care of and looks new after rehabilitation.. The varnish is new UV resistant Spar Varnish is hand applied making this rod look as new. Save Big; the mid-joint on this wounded 'Thorobred' #14 has had a ferrule reset and is now about an inch shorter. Not a candidate for a prized "Heddon" collection, but it will afford many seasons to take it fishing for that trophy Trout or SmallMouth Bass. Priced appropriately, Very-good to Excellent. $