George Maurer (Sweetwater Rods) "Harry's Rod" 8'2/2 #5 bamboo rod


For sale here is a George Maurer bamboo rod. This model was dubbed "Harry's Rod", paying homage to Harry Middleton and the Starlight Creek Angling Society. The Starlight Creek rods were favorites of Harry Middleton. 8' 2/2 for a 5 weight line. From the Sweetwater rod catalog, "This rod handles the widest possible range of streams, rivers, conditions, fish and flies. A blend of the exceptional Payne and Granger 8' tapers and a joy to fish." Near mint condition. All rod sections and straight and full-length. Down-locking reel seat. Half wells grip. Ferrule plug. The rod weighs 4 3/4 oz. with size 14/64 Super-Z type ferrules. Medium fast progressive action. A delightful rod from a great maker who unfortunately is no longer with us.

We will also be listing many of Harry Middleton's prized books soon, including:
1) The Earth is Enough
2) On the Spine of Time
3) Rivers of Memory
4) The Bright Country
5) The Starlight Creek Angling Society

Once the books are listed, you can find them here.

Shipping Information
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Other Terms
Unless otherwise noted, all items come with a 3-day inspection period during which they can be returned to us for a full refund (provided that they are in the same condition in which they left our shop). Return shipping is the responsibility of the buyer. If an item is returned, we will issue a refund within 10 days upon receipt. Refunds will be either administered by providing a check or, when possible, by canceling a credit card purchase.