New Arrival - 03/29

David Reid Winter Run Bamboo Fly Rod 13' 3/2 #9/10


A David Reid Winter Run bamboo fly rod, 13', 3-piece, 2-tip, and built for a #9/10 line. This is a spliced joint two handed rod, made to cast modern shooting heads and spey lines. This model is also denoted "130910-3P The Redwood" which is inked on the shaft along with the maker's name, the model, the original owner's name, as well as the serial number "119-0821". The rod weighs 13.3 ounces on my scale. Used condition with some soiling to the grip and cosmetic wear throughout, including some rubbing to the varnish here and there and tape residue where the splices were done together (this could be removed, but I will leave it to the new owner to decide whether to do it). The agate stripping guide at the bottom of the midsection has cracked and while currently fishable I would recommend replacing it at some point. The cane is lighter straw in color and done in a three opposed node pattern. Wrapped in green with black tipping throughout with chrome snakes and tip tops. The grip measures 25" in full, with the top grip measuring 16", the reel seat 4", and the bottom grip 5". The top grip as a mild taper from bottom to top which flares abruptly at the end, and features composite cork. The bottom grip does likewise in the other direction with the bottom of the rod ending in a similar composite cork flare. There are several bands of composite just below each flare. The reel seat is a downlocking polished aluminum slideband over what appears to be a maple wood spacer (the cork on the bottom grip is protruding slightly over the cork check). The rod packs into a canvas rod bag and an aluminum tube with the data sticker affixed to the outside. Though I haven't cast it, I suspect this rod will really throw some line!
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