For sale here is a Gary Howells bamboo rod in excellent plus condition - 7 1/2 feet for a 5 weight in the standard 2/2 format, labeled 3 1/4 oz. Serial number 4551 - made in 1978. Excellent++ condition. The owner had Gary make him a new tip for this rod in the 1980's. Carbide stripping guide, wrapped in brown thread with gold trim. Payne-style grip, cap and ring over a cork reel seat. Includes original red bag and labeled aluminum tube. Label is in excellent condition as well.