0430: Horrocks-Ibbotson, 'Governor', Varnished 6 strip bamboo flyrod. 9', 3/1, 6oz, for #6 line. Down-locking reel seat with Gray swirl plastic barrel, 6" reverse half-Wells, solid cork grip. The bright, rolled welt, ferrules are heavy walled nickel, wrapped over. Hardened steel snake line and double braced nickel stripper guide. Strap & Ring hook-keeper, wound through. Red wraps no tipping. All joints full-length, and straight. Model name on shaft in White ink. Maker's name in Black. Original segmented and labeled cloth sleeve. A quality storage case is available.
The rod appears to be a late 1950's issue 'Governor' model without tipping bands. Small medallion wraps ahead of grip and 'check' wrap on the butt section are the only non-essential embellishments. All joints are full length and straight and show no open seams or other distractions. The complete rod has new Spar varnish for years of service. The solid cork reverse half-Wells grip has been chemically cleaned and gives the rod a nice 'look' and 'feel' in the hand.
This is a medium-fast action rod with lots of low-end power. This vintage Horrocks-Ibbotson 'Governor' looks almost new after professional refurbishing. It is ready to head out to the stream or pond. Exc. $135