Lyle Dickerson Model 961913 Bamboo Rod 9'6" 3/2 #7


For sale here is a Lyle Dickerson Model 961913 bamboo rod. 9'6", 3/2 for a 7 weight line. Made in 1950. Only three of these models were known to exist at the time the Dickerson book was published. The rod is in excellent overall condition. All sections are full length and straight. Classic 3x3 Dickerson node pattern. Brown silks with black tipping. Dickerson-style loop hook-keeper. Written on the rod are the original owner's name and "1950" on the 4th flat, on the 6th flat is "Dickerson 961913". Script is in Dickerson's handwriting and is clear and bold in black ink. Agate stripping guide, tungsten guides and tip-tops. Cigar grip with a slight Western-style influence - 6" in length. The grip is soiled and a few hook marks are present. There is no ridging whatsoever. Aluminum down-locking screw lock reel seat with a varnished walnut spacer. The rod features a detachable fighting butt in condition equal to the grip. Ferrule sizes 19/64 and 13/64. The ferrule fit needs some work as there is a bit of oxidation getting in the way of a solid fit. The snake guide below the butt section female ferrule is a replacement.  Also, the thread used to re-wrap the ferrule and subsequent guide are a shade darker than the original chestnut silks on the rod. The rod is described as weighing 6 oz. in the Dickerson catalog, actual weight is 8 1/4 oz. with the fighting butt and 6 1/2 oz. without. The catalogue description recommends this rod.. "for Western Steelhead, salmon, (dry fly) bass bugs....". The rod comes with original Dickerson fold-over bag and tube, though the tube cap is missing.

Shipping Information
We ship at cost to the buyer and in the majority of cases do so via UPS with full insurance and signature. There are cheaper options but our experience has been that you get what you pay for and that it's not worth taking risks when shipping what are often one-of-a-kind items. Your shipping estimate will be calculated at checkout and if you have any questions please contact us. Please note the buyers are responsible for any applicable import duties or fees that may levied. 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.
Other Terms
Unless otherwise noted, 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 upon receipt. Refunds will be either administered by providing a check or, when possible, by canceling a credit card purchase.