For sale here is a Lyle Dickerson Model "861711 Special" bamboo rod. Made in 1937. 8'6, 3/2 for a 6 weight line. Excellent overall restored condition. All sections are full-length and straight. No prior repairs are evident. The rod weighs 4.7 oz. There were 152 of the 861711 model rods.What makes this rod scarce and "special" is the tapered walnut end cap with the pinned aluminum pocketed butt cap.Cigar grip with down-locking hardware and standard walnut insert. Brown silk thread wraps with black edges. Blued nickel silver ferrules and guides. Ring hook-keeper. Pre-WWII agate stripping guide. The ferrule fit is excellent. The grip is in fine condition. The varnish has many minor scratches/marks in it from normal use, but remains in good condition and not soft. The node pattern/spacing on this early rod is not easily identifiable. Lyle started using 3x3 node spacing around 1940.The action is medium fast. The rod comes with its original bag and tube.
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