A very nice Gary Howells fly rod, 8', 2-piece, 2 tips, built for a #6 line. "G. H. H. Howells" and "8' 4 1/8 oz #4907" lettered on the shaft. The serial number denotes a 1983 manufacture date. Medium full flexing action. Near mint condition with only the faintest hint of use. The ferrule fits are good and the rod is straight. Medium wheatstraw colored cane and the nodes are distributed in a three up node pattern. The varnish is excellent. The wraps are the usual Howells brown with yellow tipping and the ferrules have the Winston-inspired overwrap, also in brown. Chrome tip tops. The grip is 12 corks long and 6" in length, done in a half wells profile and it has some mild ridging on the upper portion. The reel seat is an aluminum uplocking slide band with a pocket cap, done over Gary's trademark zebrawood spacer. The rod packs in a bright orange cloth bag and the original aluminum tube with brass hardware and the Howells data sticker intact.
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