Gary Howells Bamboo Rod 8'6" 2/2 #5


For sale here is a Gary Howells 8'6" 2/2 5wt bamboo rod. Serial no. 5927. The rod is in excellent original condition having been fished with care by its owner and close friend of Howells, Craig Lynch. All sections are full length and straight. The script remains as clean and bold as the day it was written. The cork is soiled but free of ridging, hook gouges, etc. Aluminum up-locking reel seat over a beautifully figured zebrawood spacer. The ferrules are size 14/64 with a perfect fit. The actual weight of the rod is 4.60 oz. The action is very smooth and on the medium side of medium-fast. Capable of precise and delicate casts, the length makes for better line control and mending. Includes original bag and labeled tube.

According to Joe Beelart's book, Howells only made sixty nine 8 1/2' 5wt rods and of that number, forty nine weighed 4 1/8 oz. like the one being offered here at Vintage Fly Tackle.

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