Kushner, Morris -- "Exelereme" Bamboo Rod - 8' 5-6wt


For sale here is a very rare Morris Kushner "Exelereme" bamboo rod -- 8 feet, two sections with two tips, for a 5 or 6 weight line. Medium fast to fast action! The rod is in excellent and original condition. Oxidized guides, black anodized down-locking reel seat over a wood spacer, brown silks, ferrule plug, and a hefty cigar crip. The pocketed butt cap is an open-ended ring which exposes the wood grain beneath it. All sections are full length with no repairs. The rod weighs 5 1/2 ounces. The Super-Z ferrules are size 16/64 and the tip tops are 6/64. Comes with oversize red rod bag and the original aluminum tube.

Kushner rods are very scarce as he made less than 200 rods (most people say ~100) in his Michigan shop from the early 1950's until his death in 1973. Kushner was a Russian immigrant who had a metal working operation not far from the Paul Young Rod Co. shop. He built all of his own rod making equipment. Bob Summers eventually acquired his equipment and then began making rods of his own. Kushner experimented with odd lengths and uneven sections to move around the ferrules in seeking perfection in his actions.

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