Horrocks-Ibbotson "President" 8'6" 4wt 3/2 Bamboo Fly Rod
For sale here is a Horrocks-Ibbotson "President" 8'6" 4wt 3/2 bamboo fly rod. The rod is in good condition. The only issue is an all over varnish meltdown and alligatoring. It could possibly be polished out. Otherwise, a very fine example of an early H-I. All sections are full length and straight. The ferrules fit together tightly. Despite the varnish problems all of the wraps and many intermediate wraps are intact. Cigar style grip is lightly soiled. Nickel silver reel seat with aluminum down-locking sliding band. Reverse English-style guides are very small to accommodate the thin silk lines of the day. The rod has a very slow full flexing, wet fly action. Ferrule sizes 14/64 and 9/64. The rod weighs 4.7 oz. Rod comes with original red velvet lined bag and velvet tip holder with leather end caps. Most likely originally sold without a tube. A very neat piece of American fly fishing history.
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