Lancaster, R.W. - Bow River 8' 2/2 5-6wt Bamboo Rod


For sale here is an R.W. Lancaster (Bob Lancaster) Boulder River 8'0" 2/2 5-6wt bamboo rod. Serial no. 451VNTJB. This is Bob's version of a Paul H. Young Para 15; as such the rod features two different tips, a wet tip and a dry tip. The wet tip being a bit beefier than the dry. The rod is in excellent+ original condition with one exception; the dry tip section has an invisible repair wrap over a node lift in the cane between the last guide and the tip-top. All sections are full length and straight.

Lancaster was greatly influenced by Paul H. Young's work which comes across in the handsome mottle-flamed tempering. Matte oil finish with honey wraps and black tipping. Bright guides. Garrison-style hook keeper. E.C. Powell-style grip 6 7/8" in length with only mild soiling. Down-locking nickel silver reel seat over a nicely figured wood spacer. The blued Swiss-style ferrules are size 15/64 with a perfect fit. The rod weighs 5.10 oz. with the heavier tip and 5.05 oz. with the lighter.

The action is medium-fast for a five or six weight line. The heavier tip produces a slightly slower action. Includes original embroidered plaid bag and original tube.


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