For sale here is a Jim Hidy hollow-built bamboo rod - 8'6" 3/3 5wt. No. W25963H-3. The rod is in near mint condition having only been lawn cast. All sections are full length and straight.
The rod features mildly tempered cane with transparent honey wraps with black tipping at the winding check, ferrules, and tip-tops. The ferrules are wrapped in a transparent amber. Each of the tip-tops are wrapped in a different color to differentiate them. Blued hardware throughout. Agate stripping guide. The full-wells grip measures 6 1/4" in length with only the slightest evidence of handling. Elegant blued nickel silver cap and ring reel seat over a mortised walnut spacer. The Swiss-style truncated ferrules have a perfect fit. The rod weighs an even 4 oz. The rod has an action on the medium side of medium-fast capable of the utmost finesse and delicacy. Includes the original bag and tube.
Jim's rods are hand planed, hollow built into the tips, and exhibit some of the best cane work of any rod being made today. Jim's tapers have been tested and tweaked over the years as he states, "in laboratory conditions" at the casting ponds of the Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club. He hand turns his high-quality hardware fittings. His tapers and resulting rod actions are amongst the most coveted by fishermen worldwide.
In Jim's words........
My rods are primarily progressive tapers with moderate actions, making them suitable for both wet and dry style fishing. The lower and middle sections start to function early in lengthening the line while allowing for a very powerful cast. This makes for a rod that is fun and effective to fish in close, yet able to deliver long casts with ease. Coupled with a process of hollow building well into the upper part of the rod, the result is a combination of lightness, quicker recovery (dampening) and pleasure of fishing.
A new Hidy 3 piece trout rod is $3750 with a multi-year wait. We are pricing this one at $3550 without the wait.
Mr. Hidy's rods are rarely seen on the secondary market. Don't miss out on this one!
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