For sale here is a R.K. Bolt bamboo rod - 7 1/2 feet for a 5 weight in the standard 2/2 format, labeled 3 1/4 oz. Serial number 0816. Excellent++ condition. Medium tempered honey-toned cane. Bronze wraps with canary yellow tipping. Red and yellow tipping at the winding check. The wraps are exceptional, double-wrapped at the base of the guide foot and wrapped all the way up the ferrule; an obvious Howells and Winston influence. Bright guides. Ring hook keeper. Sculpted nickel silver winding check. Reverse half wells grip is very lightly soiled and fits the hand very nicely. Bright aluminum up-locking Payne-style reel seat with a fine wood spacer. Engraved in the locking ring, "R.K. Bolt Maker". The ferrules are size 12/64 and fit nice and tight. The rod includes a fine brass ferrules plug with a knurled top. The action is on the medium side of medium-fast and capable of a good deal of delicacy, wonderful tippet protection, and a blast when playing fish. The actual rod weight is 3.30 oz. Bolt is the heir apparent to the Howells legacy, having purchased Gary’s workshop in its entirety and has been building rods in the Howells vernacular with extraordinary integrity. Includes original burgundy bag and aluminum tube with label and brass fittings.
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