Male, Dave - 7'9 5wt Bamboo Rod


For sale here is a Dave Male 7'9" 2/2 5wt bamboo rod. The rod is in excellent condition. All sections are full length and straight. Chestnut wraps and black tipping. Black, gold, and burgundy tipping at the winding check, and ferrules. One of the tip-tops features bright red wraps tipped black while the other features chestnut tipped black. Blued guides. There are two bronzed stripping guides on the butt section. Bronzed, ring hook-keeper. The butt is ever so lightly swelled. Sculpted nickel silver winding check. Reverse half wells grip 5 1/4" in length. The grip is moderately soiled but free of hook gouges, ridging, or other defects. Bright nickel silver cap and ring reel seat with a unique and highly figured mortised walnut spacer. The top of the spacer swells to form the bottom portion of the grip. The blued ferrules are size 12/64, the fit is perfect. The action is medium-fast. A very versatile rod. John Gierach describes a 7'9" 5wt as the perfect trout rod. The rod includes its original flower print bag. The original aluminum tube is included as well. Those who fish Male's rods speak very highly of their quality and his craftsmanship.

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