New Arrival - 11/05

Edwards Moosehead Bamboo Fly Rod 8' 3/2 #5/6


A highly rare Edwards "Moosehead" bamboo fly rod, sold through Abbey & Imbrie. 8', 3-piece, 2-tip, and built for what feels to me like #5 or #6 line (I'd probably lean toward a #6). Medium fast action. Excellent refinished condition. There is a righthand set in the butt section and the grip and metal reel seat show the wear typical of a rod of this age, but it is in great shape overall. Spiral node pattern construction. "Moosehead" inked on the butt which also has the Abbey & Imbrie sticker on it. Wrapped red with black tipping, with four small signature wraps above the standard cork check wrap. The ferrule fits are good. Bright ferrules. Agate stripping guide. 5 7/8" grip done in a medium blunt cigar profile, which has some mild ridging. Handsome all-metal reel seat with slide band and bottom pocket cap. This is a rare model indeed - in fact in Patrick Garner's definitive work on Edwards (Playing with Fire: The Life and Fly Rods of E.W. Edwards) he notes only knowing of two such "Moosehead" models, one of which is in the American Museum of Fly Fishing, and the other offered at auction in the mid-2000's. Of those sold through Abbey and Imbrie he notes that they are rumored to exist, though this rod should put that rumor to rest. Comes in the original Edwards bag and tube. A nice opportunity here for the Edwards aficionado to add a rare model to their collection.
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