Jenkins Rod Co. Model GA70L Bamboo Rod 7' 2/2 #3/4
For sale here is a Jenkins Model GA70L bamboo rod from the bench of Charlie and Steve Jenkins. The rod has never been fished, only lawn cast. 7 feet, 2/2 format for a 3 or 4 weight. Cigar cork grip. Oxidized nickel silver cap and ring. Chestnut thread wraps. Oxidized nickel silver ferrules, size 12/64 with an excellent fit. Oxidized guides. Includes original cloth bag and labeled aluminum tube. The rod weighs 3.45 oz. and has a very smooth medium fast dry fly action. It's ideally suited for use with a DT3 Cortland Peach line. If fishing within 25 feet or so, a WF4 could work well too. Also included in the sale is the original Jenkins invoice and Jenkins envelope.
This rod was made in 1998. During this time period, both Steve and Charlie were living in Denver and combining their talents in building these fine rods. Charlie would split the cane, temper the cane and mill the strips to the butt section specifications. He would then pass the strips along to Steve who would finish the rod – glue the butt section, mill and glue the tips, straighten and ferrule the sections, add the components, wind the guides and prepare the rod for shipping.