New Arrival - 04/21

Darryl Whitehead Fly Rod Personal Rod of Alec Jackson 7' 2/2 #4/5


A nice Darryl Whitehead fly rod, the personal rod of noted west coast steelheader and hook maven Alec Jackson. 7', 2-piece, 2-tips, and built for what feels like a #4 or #5. Serial #52, built in 1992. Alec's name is engraved into the ring in the reel seat. Good used condition with some soiling to the grip. One of the tips has some condition issues: there are two cracked facets, one under the lower guide and another between the third and fourth guide from the bottom, and there are several glancing hook scrapes to the varnish, though they do not go all the way through to the cane. The rod is of a Presentation grade. The cane is flamed with the nodes done in a spiral pattern. The wraps are copper color with black edges and an extra band of yellow and black at the keeper and ferrules. The wraps are color preserved. The guides are agate and black snakes. The swiss-style ferrules are engraved by Paolo Barbetti and are polished. The grip is 6" long in a slim cigar composed of 1/4" corks. The reel seat is fossilized and has downlocking screwlock hardware which has been similarly engraved by Paolo and has "Alec Jackson" engraved in the slide. The bottom of the cap is engraved "D. Whitehead, Maker, No 52, 1992". The ferrule plus is nickel silver with a fossilized pull. The rod comes in a yellow cloth bag and a Holland handmade leather tube.

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