An Aroner 7'6" Hunt Pattern rod, 3-piece, 2-tip for a #6 line. Fast D.F. action. Mint condition, and no sign this rod has ever been cast. An early rod of mine from the late 80's or early 90's.
May rose silk wraps, orange edges. Keeper on the wrap flat. Truncated swiss ferrules with a collar and recessed knurl on the male . Brass ferrule plugs. All hardware oxidized. Perfect varnish. The grip is as clean as the day it left the shop. Dark burl walnut cap and ring seat. Rear cork check. Mirrored tips. High arch guides.
This is a high performance rod, long casts , turn over long leaders, stop on a dime. The shorter length provides great "touch" with the fish. You can feel every head shake and twist and turn. Looking over it now, I can practically hear this fly rod whisper "Take me to the Delaware, you won't regret it!" (alas, this busy rodmaker doesn't have the time, but that doesn't mean that you can't go!).
Original bag and polished aluminum tube with brass top and bottom and brass ferrule plugs.