New Arrival - 02/20

John Bradford Bamboo Fly Rod 7'3" 2/2 #5


A nice John Bradford model 7313 bamboo fly rod, 7'3", 2-piece, 2-tips, and built for a #5. Serial number 1602. The rod weighs 4 ounces on my scale. A nice medium fast action. Lightly used condition, with some soiling to the grip and two small chips in the varnish on one tip, but the rod is in fine shape overall. Medium wheatstraw cane done in a three up node configuration. Wrapped in a light honey color with slightly darker honey tipping throughout, and the rod has three signature wraps between the keeper and the stripping guide. Carbide stripper with chrome snake guides and chrome tip tops. The ferrules are oxidized with the oxidation remaining very nicely intact. The grip is 6 1/2" and shaped to a medium cigar. The reel seat is a polished bright downlocking slide band over a light stabilized wood spacer. The makers mark has been stamped into the butt cap on the reverse side of the pocket. The rod packs into a tan cloth bag with the rod's hang tag in place and a brushed aluminum tube with brass fittings and the maker's data sticker affixed to it.
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