Orvis Limited Edition "Mitey Mite" Bamboo Rod


For sale here is a 2007 Limited Edition Orvis Mitey Mite bamboo rod. 5 feet in length for a 5 weight line. The rod weighs a mere 2.2 oz. The rod is in near mint condition with with original bag and leather tube. There are a couple of very minor handling marks on the hardware. The leather tube also has some very minor blemishes. Beautiful hand-engraving on the nickel silver hardware. All sections are full-length and straight. Ferrule fit is perfect. Ferrule size 12/64. 100% bluing remains on the ferrules and tip tops. Serial number 90392. Orvis' first run of 49 rods (numbered "X of 49") of this limited edition Mitey Mite rod was priced at $3500 each and sold out within two weeks. They then decided to make more due to the high initial demand and this is one from that batch, which were all serial numbered.

Orvis' description on their website:
A special edition, bamboo fly rod crafted by hand in our Manchester, Vermont, bamboo fly rod shop. This special edition Mitey Mite is made to the exact taper specifications of the original, first sold in Orvis catalogs more than 30 years ago. Plus, its hardware is upgraded with a smartly blued and hand-engraved nickel-silver sliding reel seat band which embellishes the Wes Jordan-model rods. Just 5 feet long, this 5-weight weighs in at a mere 2.2 ounces. But it possesses the same absolutely amazing crisp power as the original. It's perfect for delicate casts with tiny flies on small streams. Comes in its own special Wes Jordan-style tube with saddle-stitched russet leather and heavy-gauge aluminum protective liner. Includes an extra tip. Made in USA.

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