Gary Howells Fly Rod 8'6" 2/2 #7


A superb Gary Howells fly rod 8'6", 2-piece, 2-tips, and built for a #7 line. Weighs 4.9 oz. Serial #4565. Mint condition. A nice, medium action. This is the last rod made in 1979 and is listed as a 7wt. I can find no sign that this rod was ever used. Excellent varnish. The node pattern is 3 up and the rod has been oven tempered. Brown wraps with yellow edges. Chrome guides and tip tops. The keeper is 1 flat left as well as the lettering "8 1/2'  4 5/8oz, #4565" and two flats left "G. H. Howells".  The grip is a 6 inch, 12 cork western style with a hidden pocket cap. The reel seat is a flawlessly varnished wood spacer with an uplocking screw lock. Red cloth bag and aluminum tube though unfortunately the Howells data sticker has been cut off. A very nice mint rod here, perfect anywhere accurate presentation of large flies are necessary.

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