Bill Blackburn HB Fly Rod 8' 3/2 #4

SKU: 1004

A William (Bill) Blackburn hollow-built bamboo fly rod, 8', 3-piece, 2 tip, listed for a #4 line. Fast, progressive  action and I think this would actually be better fished with a #5 instead. "W. Blackburn, 8' - 4 wt. H.B., #3626" inked on successive flats on the butt. The rod is nice and straight, though the ferrule fits are a bit snug. Lightly used condition overall, though one tip has a crack just below the tip top. It might be saved with a clear wrap and I'd recommend adding one. The rest of the rod is good overall, with light signs of use including some minor hand soiling to the grip and some brassing to the reel seat hardware. Medium wheatstraw cane done in a two-opposed node pattern. Good varnish throughout. Honey colored wraps with black tipping at the grip and ferrules. Garrison-style blunt cigar grip. Oxidized cap and ring hardware over a nicely figured wood burl spacer. Comes packed in a khaki bag and a black frost coated tube with brass fittings.