E.W. Edwards Extremely Scarce Signed 8'6 Bamboo Rod 8'6" 3/2


For sale here is an exceedingly rare 8'6" signed E.W. Edwards bamboo rod. Mt. Carmel era (mid-1920s to early 1930s).

The rod is in excellent original condition for its age and comes with its original bag and tube.

The rod features beautifully flamed and pumpkin toned cane with crimson silks and gold tipping. The script is in the characteristic Edwards' yellow. The hook-keeper is missing which isn't uncommon. Red agate stripping guide. The tapered cigar grip is in excellent condition with light ridging. Down-locking nickel silver pocketed cap and "butterfly" ring over a cedar wood spacer. Bakelite grip and winding checks.

The rod weighs 4.55 oz. Ferrule sizes 11/64 and 15/64 with an excellent fit. The crisp action is on the faster side of medium fast. This is a wonderful dry-fly rod by today's standards let alone the early 20th century.

A finely preserved and very historic rod that highlights what a fine craftsman and how ahead of his time E.W. Edwards was.

Shipping Information
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