Darryl Whitehead Presentation Fly Rod 7'6" 2/2 #5

SKU: 498

  • An excellent Darryl Whitehead Presentation fly rod, 7'6", 2-piece, 2-tip, built for a #5 line. Mint, unused rod with the shrink wrap still on the grip. A previous listing of this rod suggested that the ferrule on the butt section had been reseated by Chet Croco, a protege of Darryl's, but I could find no obvious evidence of that. Serial #172. Medium action. All the hardware has been engraved by master engraver Paolo Barbetti, and the cap, ring, and ferrules are beautifully done. The cane is a light caramel color, possibly oven tempered in a three-up node pattern construction. The tip node pattern is mirrored. Super high-quality varnish finish like a pane of glass. Wraps are as follows, a thin band of black at the base of the front cork check, at the ferrules, and tip tops. The main wrap is caramel color with a thin edge of darker brown at all the guides and male ferrules, then a band of yellow at the keeper and the male ferrules and then another band of darker brown. The snake guides are bronze. The agate stripper has lovely bands and comes close to matching the color of the cane and wraps. The grip is a western-style and 6" long. The cap and ring reel seat wood is a fantastic piece of quarter-sawn walnut shot through with smoky bands. The cap and ring have been engraved by Paolo, as indicated earlier, and the cap is lettered "D.L. Whitehead, Maker, Sn172". The ferrule plug looks to be fossilized ivory. The rod is packed in a grey cloth bag and a heavy-walled aluminum tube with brass top and bottom. A sticker on the tube presents the rod specifications and further details, including that it was engraved by Paolo Barbetti, and is signed by Darryl and dated 12/8/05.
  • Shipping:

    We attempt to ship all of our items via the United States Postal Service and do our best to ship at cost (if other shipping providers such as UPS / FedEx / DHL are required we may add a surcharge to the shipping costs stated below). Due to the importance of packing items carefully please allow up to two weeks for arrival (depending on how busy we are) though we certainly do our best to get items to you as expeditiously as possible. Our shipping rates are as follows, and are subject to change without notice.

    Domestic Shipping - USA

    Shipping
    Item Value 
    Cost
    USPS Priority Mail $0 – $49.99 $7
    USPS Priority Mail
    $50 – $99.99 $9
    USPS Priority Mail
    $100 – $199.99 $15
    USPS Priority Mail
    $200 – $299.99 $18
    USPS Priority Mail
    $300 – $499.99 $22
    USPS Priority Mail $500 – $749.99 $30
    USPS Priority Mail $750 – $1,249.99 $38
    USPS Priority Mail $1,250 – $1,749.99 $45
    USPS Priority Mail $1,750 – $2,499.99 $52
    USPS Priority Mail $2,500 – $3,499.99 $70
    USPS Priority Mail $3,500 – $4,999.99 $100
    USPS Priority Mail $5,000 and up $150

     

    International Shipping - Canada

    Shipping
    Item Value 
    Shipping Cost
    USPS First Class Mail (only available for reels and other small packages) $0 - $400 $30
    USPS Priority Mail $0 - $1,000 $50
    USPS Express Mail $0 - $599.99 $65
    USPS Express Mail $600 – $999.99 $75
    USPS Express Mail $1,000 – $1,499.99 $80
    USPS Express Mail $1,500 – $1,999.99 $85
    USPS Express Mail $2,000 – $3,499.99 $100
    USPS Express Mail $3,500 – $4,999.99 $120
    USPS Express Mail $5,000 and up $175

     

    International Shipping - Japan

    Shipping
    Item Value 
    Shipping Cost
    USPS First Class (only available for reels and other small packages) $0 – $400 $35
    USPS Priority Mail International (6-10 days) $0 – $999.99 $68
    USPS Express Mail International $0 – $999.99 $100
    USPS Express Mail International $1,000 – $1,799.99 $110
    USPS Express Mail International $1,800 – $2,999.99 $135
    USPS Express Mail International
    $3,000 – $4,999.99 $150
    USPS Express Mail International
    $5,000.00 and up $175

     

    International Shipping - Rest of World

    Shipping
    Item Value 
    Shipping Cost
    USPS First Class (for reels and other small packages only) $0 – $400 $30
    USPS Priority Mail International (6-10 days) $0 – $999.99 $60
    USPS Express Mail International $0 – $499.99 $80
    USPS Express Mail International $500 – $999.99 $90
    USPS Express Mail International $1,000 – $1,799.99 $100
    USPS Express Mail International $1,800 – $2,999.99 $115
    USPS Express Mail International $3,000 – $4,999.99 $150
    USPS Express Mail International
    $5,000.00 and up $175

    Returns:

    All items come with a  3-day inspection period during which they can be returned to us for a full refund (provided that they are in the same condition in which they left our shop). Return shipping is the responsibility of the buyer. If an item is returned, we will issue a refund within 10 days. Refunds will be either administered by providing a check or, when possible, by canceling a credit card purchase.

    Other Terms

    Please note that any international customs duties (such as VAT, etc.) are the responsibility of the buyer. Massachusetts residents must pay a 6.25% sales tax on all purchases.

     

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