Lyle Dickerson Model 6611 Bamboo Rod 6'6" 2/2 #3/4

SKU: VFT12036

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For sale here is a Lyle Dickerson Model 6611. 6 1/2 feet, two piece rod with two tips, made for a 3 or 4 wt line. 2.3 oz. 3x3 node pattern. Medium fast action. All-cork grip and reel seat. Brown silk wraps with black tipping. Replacement bag and tube and tube is missing its screw cap. Letter of provenance from Jim Schaaf states that the blanks were given to him by Glenn Dickerson, who certified that they were made by Lyle Dickerson, his father. Jim was given the rod blanks in exchange for completing several Dickerson rods for Dickerson family members. Jim elected to keep these unfinished rods as they were but eventually gifted or sold his remaining Dickersons, including this one just prior to his passing. Jim made the ferrules from the Dickerson rod shop equipment. Because Jim was unable to do fine finish work in his last two years, this rod was wrapped and varnished by R.D. Taylor who does superb work as you all know. The rod appears to be in unfished condition. It is one of only three Model 6611s that is known to exist. One of the other two (with a short tip) has long been in the American Museum of Fly Fishing.

This fine rod and others for sale here at Vintage Fly Tackle come from the collection of Dr. Gerald Stein, co-author with Jim Schaaf of the wonderful book, "Dickerson: The Man and His Rods".

As always, all responsible offers will be considered. If you have any questions, please contact me.