0429: South Bend, #57-9', Varnished 6-strip bamboo fly rod. 9', 3/1, for #6 line. 6-1/4 oz. Nickel screwlock down-locking reelseat, 5" reverse half-Wells solid cork grip. Nickel silver, rolled welt ferrules. Hardened steel guides, nickel silver stripper. Perfection style tip-top. Red wraps, no tipping. Model number inked on the shaft. No hook keeper as issued. Original labeled segmented sleeve. A quality storage case is available.
This circa 1950 'Trout' weight fly rod has a moderately fast action. All ferrules are very good with no cracks and the fit is very good. The bamboo is solid with no splits or open seam. New Spar varnish. The solid cork rings grip has very mild ridging. The assembled rod is straight. There is a 80% complete South Bend decal. This is a very nicely refinished rod that needs no work to take it fishing immediately.
A professionally refurbished entry level, yet capable bamboo fly rod at a reasonable price! Very good-plus. $125