McKinley, Ron / Macklin Customs 8' 2/2 5wt Bamboo Rod

VFT11170


For sale here is a masterpiece presentation rod by Ron McKinley, who made rods under the name "Macklin Customs". This rod is 8 feet with two sections and two tips, based on a Leonard taper and style. Excellent overall condition. Three-up node pattern. Includes an amazing scrimshaw insert to the end cap with a Royal Wulff pattern. The action of this rod I would rate as classic medium. The rod weighs 5 1/4 oz. Comes with original bag and tube.

Check out another premier rod dealer's testimonial of Ron's rodmaking prowess here.

This rod along with other fine items for sale here comes from the family collection of the Cardells of Birmingham, MI. The Cardells were close friends with rodmaker Paul H. Young and his wife Martha, Catskill fly-tying legend Art Flick, and others.

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