Morgan, J.R. - Special Reserve 8' 5wt Bamboo Rod


For sale here is an interesting rod from J.R. Morgan - a "Special Reserve" 8' 2/2 5wt bamboo rod. Serial no. 12. "Jewel Edition" as marked on the tube. Made in August of 1988. The rod is in excellent original condition. All sections are full length and straight except for a minor set in one tip. 

The rod features unique darker straw colored cane. Bronze wraps with chestnut tipping and a semi-matte finish. Blued hardware throughout. Dramatically banded agate stripping guide. The script remains clean and bold. U-shaped hook keeper. E.C. Powell-style grip 6 3/8" in length. The grip has been varnished giving it a darker tone. Nickel silver up-locking reel seat over a beautiful flame tempered wood spacer. There is light wear to the bluing on the seat giving the rod a handsome antique-looking patina. The Swiss-style ferrules are size 14/64 with a nice fit. Includes original wood/cork ferrule plug. The rod weighs 4.85 oz. The action is medium fast. A fine trout rod. Includes the original bag and tube with ornate label.


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