Orvis Madison 8'9 8-9wt Bamboo Rod


For sale here is an impregnated Orvis Madison 8'9" 2/1 8-9wt bamboo rod with a labeled weight of 5 7/8 oz. Serial no. 67819. Made in 1972. The rod is in excellent original condition. It has received a light varnish overcoat on the guide wraps and over the script and one of the wraps on the third guide from the tip-top has been rewrapped. It is otherwise all original. Both sections are full length and straight. The rod was made with the butt section 3 3/8" shorter than the tip. Rust colored wraps. Bright guides. The script is suffering from a bit of ink loss but it is still legible. U-shaped hook keeper. Aluminum winding check. Classic cigar-style grip 6 1/2" in length. The cork is moderately soiled and ridged toward the top. Bright aluminum down locking reel seat with a lightly varnished walnut spacer. The blued step down ferrules are size 16/64 with a pleasing fit. The actual weight of the rod is 5.95 oz. The action is medium-fast with plenty of power in the butt. The tip is delicate enough to allow for casts requiring more finesse and also provides tippet protection. Though the rod is labeled as a WF10 on the tube and rod, an 8 or 9wt line will fish much better. I cast the rod with a WF8 Rio Bonefish line that felt perfect. The rod includes the original green bag and original tube with green and silver foil label.

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