For sale here is an original Lyle Dickerson Model 8013 bamboo rod. 8', 2/2 for a 5 weight line. Built in 1959. Excellent+ original condition. All sections are full-length. No prior repairs are evident. There were 121 of the 8013 model rods built and 32 known to exist when the Dickerson book was published. The rod weighs 4.1 oz. Payne-style grip with down-locking hardware and walnut insert. Brown silk thread wraps with black edging. Blued nickel silver ferrules and guides. Typical Dickerson loop to loop style hookkeeper. No winding check. Classic 3x3 Dickerson node pattern. The ferrule fit is great. The grip is soiled but is very solid with very minimal ridging at the foregrip. Varnish still in excellent condition. Comes with original bag, and original tube with black plastic cap.
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