E.W. Edwards Extremely Scarce Signed 8'6 De Luxe Bamboo Rod (A&I) 8'6" 3/2
For sale here is an exceedingly rare 8'6" E.W. Edwards De Luxe bamboo rod. Mt. Carmel era (mid-1920s to early 1930s). Made for Abbey & Imbrie.
The rod is in excellent original condition and comes with its original bag and tube.
The rod features stunningly deep-flamed cane with chestnut brown silks and gold tipping. The script is in the characteristic Edwards' yellow and the Abbey & Imbrie decal is in fine condition. Hook-keeper. Agate stripping guide. The tapered cigar grip is in excellent condition with light ridging. Down-locking nickel silver cap and "butterfly" ring all nickel silver reel seat. Bakelite grip and winding checks as well as the bakelite disc at the base of the reel seat.
The rod weighs 5.10 oz. Ferrule sizes 12/64 and 17/64 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.