Nice John Parker bamboo fly rod, 6 feet, two piece, two tips, built for a number three line. Serial number 9171. The rod appears to be in near mint condition having seen only very light use. Built in a spiral node pattern configuration, the cane is a medium wheatstraw color slightly mottled in places. Crisp DF action. The ferrule fits are good. Wrapped in olive with black tipping. The ferrules are swiss style with a matte gray color. SN #9171 inked above the ferrule on each tip. The grip is 5 1/2" done in a medium blunt cigar profile. Sliding cap and ring done over what appears to be a walnut spacer. There is a small bit of oxidation and a slight scratch on the butt cap, one of the very few signs of use I could find on this rod. Packs into a poplin bag with stiffener and an aluminum tube with brass hardware.
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