Orvis Wes Jordan 8' 4 3/8 oz Bamboo Rod


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For sale here is an impregnated Orvis "Wes Jordan" -- 8' 2/2 bamboo rod marked 4 3/8 oz. Serial no. 48096. Made in 1967 by the man himself, Wes Jordan. The rod is in excellent+ original condition. All sections are full length and straight. 

The rod features darkly tempered cane with caramel wraps. The wraps, as well as the wrap varnish, remain in beautiful condition. Bright guides. The script is as bright and bold as the day it was written and includes the original owners' name along with the usual rod specifics. U-shaped hook keeper. The cigar grip measures 6 3/8" in length with only mild soiling. The grip features a rarely seen thumb and palm indentation. Bright aluminum down-locking reel seat over a walnut spacer. The original owner's name is engraved on the bottom of the butt cap. The blued step-down ferrules fit together perfectly. The rod is marked as an 8wt on the tube and a 7wt on the rod though I would definitely call it a 6wt. A line size or two down is usually best with older Orvis rods. The rod's actual weight is 4.65 oz. with a smooth and versatile medium-fast action. The rod includes the original grey bag and tube with blue and gold foil label.