Marty Karstetter Hollow-Built Bamboo Rod 8'6" 2/2 #5

SKU: VFT154

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For sale here is a Marty Karstetter Hollow-Built Bamboo Rod - 8'6 2/2 5wt bamboo rod. Serial no. 20013. The rod is in excellent used condition. All sections are full length, void of repairs, and straight. 

The rod features transparent caramel brown silks against moderately tempered cane. Chestnut tipping at the winding check, stripping guide, ferrules, and tip-tops. Agate stripping guide. Blued hardware throughout with lightly blued guides. Modified E.C. Powell-style grip 5 7/8" in length, slightly soiled from use but would clean up smartly if desired (no ridging present). Oxidized cap and ring reel seat over a fine mortised walnut spacer. "Marty Karstetter Maker" engraved on butt cap with a bit of bluing loss. Swiss-style truncated ferrules with a perfect fit, nice and tight. The rod weighs in at 3.70 oz. with a very nice dry-fly action on the faster side of medium-fast. Capable of great accuracy, excellent mending, and tippet protection. Comes with original bag and aluminum rod tube with logo.

Don't miss this chance to own one of Marty's most popular rod tapers as they rarely surface on the resale market. It doesn't disappoint.