Orvis Wes Jordan 8' 5-6wt Bamboo Rod

SKU: VFT1444

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For sale here is an impregnated Orvis "Wes Jordan" 8' 2/3 5-6wt bamboo rod marked as 4 3/8 oz. Serial no. 61749, made in 1971. One-owner rod. Along with the rod information, the original owner's name is printed on the butt section. This is an interesting rod as it was made by Wes Jordan at the end of his tenure at Orvis and finished by Ron White. The rod remains in near mint condition. One of the original tips was broken near the tip top and repaired by Orvis with an invisible wrap measuring 1 1/16". Orvis made the third tip at this time as well. All sections are full length with a set in one tip. 

Dark browntone Bakelite impregnated cane with caramel colored wraps and bright guides. The varnish on the guides and script remains in like new condition with the exception of one small chip in the script varnish over the "y" in "by". U-shaped hook keeper. The cigar grip is 6 1/2" in length with only light handling marks. Aluminum down-locking reel seat over a walnut spacer. The original owner's initials are engraved on the bottom of the butt cap. The blued nickel silver ferrules are size 13/64 with a perfect fit. Actual weight is 4.35 oz. Medium-fast action well suited for almost any trout situation. Includes the original bag and leather tube. The tube remains in fine condition with all the stitches intact. Don't miss out on this special rod, made by Wes Jordan at the end of his distinguished career.