Orvis Superfine 6 1/2' 5wt Bamboo Rod


For sale here is an impregnated Orvis "Superfine" 6 1/2' 5wt bamboo rod with a marked weight of 2 1/4 oz. Serial no. 65688. Made in 1972. The rod is in excellent original condition. All sections are full length and straight. 

Moderately tempered cane with caramel wraps. The wraps and varnish remain in excellent condition. Bright guides, carbide stripper. The petite 5" cigar grip is moderately soiled though it remains very smooth. Dual aluminum sliding ring reel seat over a mortised cork spacer. Aluminum "button" butt cap. The blued step-down ferrules have a perfect fit. The rod's actual weight is 2.40 oz. The action is a medium-fast dry-fly capable of considerable finesse and delicacy. Though it is labeled as a 6wt a line size down is usually best with Orvis rods. Original bag and tube with silver and green foil label. Don't miss out on this terrific example of an Orvis Superfine; one of their most popular series ever produced.