New Arrival - 10/26

Bill Blackburn Bamboo Fly Rod 8’3" 2/2 #5


A Bill Blackburn hollow built bamboo fly rod, 8'3", 2-piece, 2-tip, and built for a #5 line. Serial #2312. The rod weighs 4.1 ounces on my scale. Medium-fast full flexing action. Near mint condition, and perhaps lawn cast only. There is just a hint of soiling to the grip but I could find no other meaningful signs of use. The rod is nice and straight and the ferrules fit well. Light cane done in a two opposed node pattern. Light apricot wraps with red tipping at the grip, signature, and ferrules. Carbide stripper with bronze guide and chrome tip tops. Truncated swiss-style ferrules. The grip is 6" long and shaped to a blunt cigar profile. The seat is an oxidized cap and ring over a nice varnished burl spacer. The rod packs into a cloth bag and a black frost coated rod tube with brass fittings.
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