0435: Niedbalski, Custom split-bamboo, 6-strip fly rod. 8-1/2', 3/1, for #4/5 line, 5 oz. Brand new down-locking reel seat with dual locking nuts. 6-3/4", half-'Wells' solid cork grip. Hardened steel snake guides, 'Perfection' style tip top. Wound over nickel-silver ferrules. Chrome stripper guide. Deep Red wraps tipped Black/White Jasper. Open wound 'Strap and Ring' hook keeper. All joints straight. New custom sewn cloth sleeve with label. A quality storage case may be available.
The complete rod has classic, decorative intermediate wraps; tip to grip. The tip-joint has a certified over-wrap as a precaution against minor hook 'dings'. The varnish is new UV resistant Spar varnish and is excellent. The ' Cigar' cork grip has been chemically cleaned and is very-good and sits ahead of a brand new anodized aluminum reel seat.
This is a highly desirable, light-weight, 8-1/2' split-bamboo rod with a fast action suitable for both dry and wet fly fishing. This classic looking lightweight rod weighed 4.0 ounces before the reel seat was installed. Very comfortable in hand - fish it all day! Very-good-Excellent, $195