Gary Howells Bamboo Rod 8' 2/2 #6


For sale here is a Gary Howells bamboo rod. 8 feet for a 6 weight in the standard 2/2 format, labeled 4 1/8 oz. Serial number 4717 delivered in the early 1980s. I wouldn't hesitate using a DT5 on this rod even though it's labeled a 6wt. One of the tip sections appears to be a later replacement (by Mr. Howells) and the other one is definitely original to the rod. The node spacing on the tips is different, 2x2x2 vs. 3x3. The replacement tip as a fraction shorter than the original tip as well. Other minor differences exists (aged color of silks, guide glue). Carbide stripping guide, wrapped in brown thread with gold trim. Payne style cork grip, up-locking reel seat with gorgeous zebra spacer. Includes original red bag and labeled aluminum tube. Label is in excellent condition as well. Varnish is in excellent condition with only a couple of minor chips. All rod sections are straight. The listing price basically reflects a one-tip rod, so don't miss this opportunity to acquire a very nice Howells rod for a very reasonable price!!

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