New Arrival - 10/17

Gary Howells Bamboo Fly Rod 8' 2/2 #4


A nice Gary Howells bamboo fly rod, 8', 2-piece, 2-tip, and built for a #4 line. Serial #5202. 3.8 ounces. Lightly used condition with a minor amount of grip soiling. Medium to medium-slow full flexing action. Wheatstraw color cane done in a two opposed node pattern. Carbide stripper and chrome snake guides. I've always found Gary's varnish work to be remarkably good for the large number of rods he produced, and this one is no exception. The wraps are brown with yellow edges. The grip is 6" long and turned to a western profile with a hidden pocket cap for the aluminum uplocking screwlock. Nicely varnished wood spacer. The rod is straight, the ferrule fits are good, and the rod is free of any issues like hook digs, etc. The rod packs into a red cloth bag and a frost coated aluminum tube with Gary's data sticker.
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