Kushner, Morris -- 6' 2/2 4wt Bamboo Rod


For sale here is a very rare Morris Kushner bamboo rod -- 6 feet, 2/2 for a 4 weight line. Classic "Midge" model. Very strong rod for its size! Excellent+ and all-original condition. Parabolic and very powerful medium fast action. Kushner rods are very scarce as he made less than 200 rods (some say ~100) in his Michigan shop from the early 1950's until his death in 1973. Kushner was a Russian immigrant who had a metal working operation not far from the Paul Young Rod Co. shop. He built all of his own rod making equipment. Bob Summers eventually acquired his equipment and then began making rods of his own. Kushner experimented with odd lengths and uneven sections to move around the ferrules in seeking perfection in his actions. This rod is richly tempered and features beautiful variegated orange/black wraps. The rod also features blued step-down ferrules made by Kushner, blued snakes and tip top, and an all-cork reel seat with double rings. The grip is diminutive at 4.7" long. All sections are straight - no sets. Rod weighs only 1 3/4 ounces. Ferrules are size 11. Comes with bag and leather tube, both presumably original. This is another ultimate collector-grade Kushner rod and casts wonderfully, surely able to stand up to large trout seeking shelter. Another one of the most powerful "Midge" tapers I have come across. This rod came directly from the Kushner estate after his death. It's passed through a couple sets of hands since then, but remains in superb original condition.

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