RL Winston Bamboo Fly Rod 8'9" 2/2 #7

SKU: 624

An excellent RL Winston San Francisco era fly rod, 8'9", 2-piece, 2-tips, weighing 4 3/8 ounces. A nice medium action which feels to me like it should cast a #7 nicely. Serial #9090, which should put the date of manufacture in the early 1960's. 99% mint having been lawn cast or at most carefully fished a time or two. The original owner's name was written on the rod at the factory. Light tan oven tempered cane done in a three-up node pattern. Wrapped in tan with maroon edges. Carbide stripper and the next three guides are bridge guides. Stainless steel snake guides  and chrome tip-tops. Serial # lettered on the tips. 6" full wells grip (the finish turning on the grip leaves something to be desired). The reel seat is a downlocking screwlock over bakelite, with polished aluminum hardware. The rod comes in a red cloth bag with the Winston logo. The rod tube has about 75% of the original Winston sticker.