Nakao, Kanjiro - 8'6 2/2 5wt Hollow-built Bamboo Rod
For sale here we have a beautiful rod from Japanese maker Kanjiro Nakao - an 8'6" 2/2 5wt hollow-built bamboo rod. Serial no. 1704. The rod is in near mint condition having only been lawn cast. All sections are full length and straight.
The rod features a satin finish over moderately tempered cane. Transparent amber wraps with burgundy tipping and transparent intermediate wraps throughout. Blued guides. Numbered tips for convenience. The slender E.C. Powell-style grip measures 6" in length and sits nicely in the hand. Bright nickel silver cap and ring reel seat over a fine mortised wood spacer. The Swiss-style ferrules have a perfect fit; nice and snug. Includes original nickel silver/cork ferrule plug. The rod weighs in at a svelte 3.40 oz. The action is a smooth medium-fast with excellent recovery. The length and action make for exceptional mending and tippet protection. Perfect for tricky seams and difficult drifts. Includes the original bag, tube with label, and tube cover.
Nakao specializes in long light-line rods with the utmost attention paid to the action of the rod. His minimal elegant aesthetics complete the package. Definitely, a Japanese maker to keep your eye on. Don't miss the chance at one of his rods.
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