Orvis Salmon 9' Bamboo Rod


For sale here is an impregnated Orvis "Salmon" 9' 3/2 8wt bamboo rod. Serial #21595, made in 1957. The rod is in excellent original condition with a few minor exceptions. There is a light cosmetic scrape on the butt section. There is a bent guide on one of the tips as well as one on the mid-section. The foot has been pulled out of the wrap on the mid section and needs to be re-wrapped. Lastly, the bottom wrap on the stripping guide is beginning to crack at the top of the guide foot. All sections are full length with a set in one tip. 

The rod features darkly tempered cane with caramel colored wraps. The script remains clean and bold. The cigar-style grip is 7" in length with only light soiling. Down-locking nickel silver reel seat with a removable fighting butt. The fighting butt is 5" in length and remains in excellent condition. The ferrules are size 19/64 and 13/64 with an excellent fit. The rod weighs 8.30 oz. without the fighting butt, and 10.35 oz. with. The action is medium-fast. Includes original bag with a separate sleeve for the fighting butt and tube with the original green and white paper label completely intact.


Shipping Information
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Unless otherwise noted, all items come with a 3-day inspection period during which they can be returned to us for a full refund (provided that they are in the same condition in which they left our shop). Return shipping is the responsibility of the buyer. If an item is returned, we will issue a refund within 10 days upon receipt. Refunds will be either administered by providing a check or, when possible, by canceling a credit card purchase.