Orvis Pace Changer Bamboo Rod


For sale here we have the interesting Orvis "Pace Changer" impregnated bamboo rod - 7' or 7'3" for a 5wt line. The rod comes with two different tips lengths; one creating a 7' rod and the other a 7'3" hence the name "Pace Changer". Serial no. 80136. Made in 1977. The rod remains in excellent+ condition. All sections are full length and straight. 

Moderately tempered cane with chestnut wraps. The wrap varnish, as well as the varnish over the script, remains flawless. Ring hook keeper. The cigar grip measures 5 7/8" in length with only light soiling. Aluminum down-locking reel seat over a walnut spacer. The step-down ferrules have an excellent fit. In the 7' configuration the rod has a medium-fast action; in the 7'3" the rod is a bit slower and capable of more finesse, although still medium-fast overall. Described as a 6wt as is usual a line size down works best. The weight of the rod is 3.50 oz. with both tips. Original bag and tube with green and silver foil label with hexagonal cap. Also includes the original rod care pamphlet.  

Don't miss out on this versatile and interesting Orvis!