For sale here is a bamboo rod from the bench of Wayne Maca of Beaverhead Rods in Montana. 250cm in length, or 8 feet, 2 1/2 inches, for a 5wt line. Excellent plus overall condition. The rod only weighs 3 3/4 oz. due to Wayne's crafty hollow-building techniques, as well as the carbon graphite ferrule system he employs. Light straw colored cane. Chestnut brown wraps. Uplocking reel seat of black anodized aluminum and a beautiful burl wood spacer and butt cap. Ruby colored agate stripping guide, oxidized guides and tip top. The reverse half wells grip is only slightly soiled. Fast action rod with the ability to lay out a LOT of line if called upon. Includes original bag and aluminum tube with brass fittings.
Here is Wayne's colorful description of this taper: When it comes to persnickety fish and lots of patience a rod that can deliver the right cast is of vital importance, this is the one. It's still powerful when compared to any conventional bamboo rod, and all the while possesses a gentle yet authoritative casting feel. Being slightly over 8' adds just the right inertial load to make this a sight fisherman's dream. In slower waters with less manhandling of line needed this rod "rocks". Throwing a hard upstream mend is still no problem but it's usually unnecessary, because of the precise "lining out" and control this rod provides.