For sale here is an impregnated Orvis Madison 7' 4-5wt 2/1 bamboo rod with a labeled weight of 3 oz. Serial #79793 made in 1976. The rod is in excellent+ condition. It shows only slight wear having been fished sparingly. Both sections are full length and straight save a very slight set in the butt section.
Caramel wraps and bright guides. The rod has resorcinol glue lines, a look many like very much. The script remains as it was the day it was written as does the varnish. U-shaped hook keeper. The cigar grip is 6" in length with mild soiling and a bit of minor ridging. Aluminum down-locking reel seat over a cork spacer. The seat shows little to no wear. The blued step-down ferrules are size 11/64 with a great fit. The rod weights 3.20 oz. The action is medium-fast. A terrific rod for spooky fish on small to average sized streams. Though it is marked as a 6wt, Orvis rods usually do best with a line size or two down. Includes the original bag and tube with green and silver foil label.
Don't miss out on this wonderful example of an Orvis Madison, a near perfect all-around trout rod for your local creek.