A Sweetgrass Octo model bamboo fly rod, 8', 2-piece, 2-tip, and built for a #5 line. Serial #1688. The rod weighs 4.6 ounces on my scale (the rod's blank weight of 3.75 ounces is listed on the rod shaft). 8 sided model. Lawn cast or very lightly used condition. There are no cosmetic casting cracks at the ferrule wraps though there is a tiny hint of brassing to the inner part of the snake guides. Slow, full flexing action. The original owner's name is inked on the shaft. The cane is tempered to a light wheatstraw color and the nodes are laid out in a spiral pattern. Excellent varnish with tan wraps with maroon edges at the keeper, ferrule, and tip top. The rod sections are factory straight. The grip is 6 1/2" long and turned to a lightly sculpted full wells profile. The seat is a downlocking screwlock with a varnished exotic wood spacer. The rod packs into a maroon cloth bag and a tan painted aluminum tube with the Sweetgrass sticker.
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