Chris Vance Fly Rod 8'4" 2/2 #5 [SALE PENDING]

SKU: 484

A hard to find Chris Vance fly rod, 8'4", 2-piece, 2-tip, built for a #5 line. Serial #845.117. According to the hangtag it weighs 3.27 oz and my scale has it awfully close at 3.4 oz. This rod has a medium-fast action and is in lightly used condition. Only a tiny amount of hand soiling indicates any use. The cane is flamed and the node pattern is 2 opposed. Belt sanded nodes. The wraps are brown edged in black at the keeper wrap (no keeper), stripper, ferrules, and tip tops. The finish is minimalist and I would say that it is neither shiny nor matte. The swiss-style ferrules are oxidized and extremely truncated, with the male slides measuring 7/16". The grip is 5" long and in a half wells configuration. The reel seat is all cork with a nickel silver ring and pocket cap. There are a few tiny spots of edgewear to the hardware oxidation. The rod is straight and ready to use, and comes supplied with a grey cloth bag with a hangtag, a ferrule plug, and an aluminum tube.