For sale here is an exceptional bamboo fly rod made by Ed Fody. 8 1/2' with three sections and two tips for a 7/8 line.Excellent+ original condition.
Hoagy Carmichael Jr. calls Ed Fody his "favorite" student in the chapter about Ed in his latest book Sidecasts.
The rod features straw colored cane with golden honey wraps and chestnut tipping. One tip-top is wrapped in red to distinguish it from the other. The guides have a slightly bronzed look to them. Agate stripping guide. The script remains clean and bold. The original owner's name is also written on the cane on the butt sections. Ring hook keeper. Garrison-style grip. 6 1/2" in length with only the lightest soiling. Bright nickel silver down-locking reel seat over a mortised wood spacer. The butt cap features the initials of the original owner's name. The Swiss-style ferrules have an excellent fit and include the original ferrule plugs. The rod weighs in at an even 6 oz. The action is an authoritative medium-fast. All sections of the rod are full length and straight. Includes the original bag and tube with fine brass fittings and label.
Read much more about Ed Fody's rods in Hoagy's book Sidecasts.
We ship at cost to the buyer and in the majority of cases do so via UPS with full insurance and signature. There are cheaper options but our experience has been that you get what you pay for and that it's not worth taking risks when shipping what are often one-of-a-kind items. Your shipping estimate will be calculated at checkout and if you have any questions please contact us. Please note the buyers are responsible for any applicable import duties or fees that may levied. Due to the importance of packing items carefully please allow up to two weeks for arrival (depending on how busy we are) though we certainly do our best to get items to you as expeditiously as possible.
Unless otherwise noted, all items come with a 3-day inspection period during which they can be returned to us for a full refund (provided that they are in the same condition in which they left our shop). Return shipping is the responsibility of the buyer. If an item is returned, we will issue a refund within 10 days upon receipt. Refunds will be either administered by providing a check or, when possible, by canceling a credit card purchase.