For sale here is a beautiful rod from Akimaru - an 8' 5wt hollow-built bamboo rod. The rod is in mint condition. Light straw colored cane with very tight sharp corners on the blank. The rod is constructed of "Watake" cane. The watake power fibers are thinner than those found in tonkin cane, resulting in a lighter weight overall. Akimaru finishes the rods with his proprietary "F" oil for a light matte finish. Golden wraps. Bright red tipping on one of the tip-tops, the winding check, and signature wrap located halfway between the stripping guide and grip. Salmon colored agate stripping guide. Oxidized guides. Simple Ritz-like grip. Nickel silver, up-locking sliding band reel seat with a fine, highly figured wood spacer. The truncated Swiss style ferrules are size 16/64 and 10/64. The fit is perfect. Hexagonal bamboo ferrule plugs. The rod weighs a svelte 3.55 oz. The action is medium-fast and very smooth. An exceptional trout rod with very elegant styling. Includes original bag and labeled tube.
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