0436: Paulinskill, varnished 6-strip bamboo fly rod. 9', 3/1, 5/6 wt., 5-3/4 oz. Reverse half-Wells solid-cork grip. Full anodized aluminum down-locking reel seat. No hook keeper. Bright nickel silver ferrules. Hardened steel snake guides and tip top, nickel silver stripper guide. Black & White Jasper tippped Red and Black. Mid-butt signature wrap. All joints are full length and vintage straight. Custom sewn, segmented and labeled cloth sleeve. A quality storage case is available.
The comfortable grip on this rod is a full-bodied reverse half-Wells, solid cork grip. The brand new black anodized down-locking reel seat is light-weight. The new varnish is UV protective spar varnish. Created from Horrocks-Ibbotson stock, the rod now carries my decal. The model name refers to New Jersey's 'Paulinskill River', a river I fished for many years throughout the entire year. This is a very nice, medium action Trout rod.
If great looks 'and' performance are requirements, then this professionally rehabilitated vintage split-bamboo is sure to please. The black and white Jasper wraps are utilitarian punctuated by just a bit of flair through tipping colors. The rod joints and assembled rod are vintage straight, with very liittle overall sag! Very-good to Excellent. $145