Peterson, Erik - Linnea Rod Company 8'8 5wt


For sale here is a Linnea Model 885-3 hollow-built bamboo rod by Erik Peterson. 8'8" for a 5 weight line. Made in January of 2009. Here's Erik's description of this model:

Nelson Ishiyama is well known for his abilities as a caster, an angler and as a knowledgeable Bamboo Rod aficionado. The 885-3 NI, (8’ 8” #5, 3 piece, Nelson Ishiyama) was designed at Nelson’s request for stalking the large and wary trout of New Zealand. The rod is powerful and has the ability to reach out for long casts. With its fine tips that taper to .058 thousandths, the 885-3 NI can execute a variety of tasks but performs optimally at the 30’-40’ range.

The rod has been fished sparingly and remains in excellent plus condition. All sections are straight and full length. Darkly flamed cane with olive wraps and fine black tipping at the ferrules, winding check, and tip-tops. Four olive intermediates in the middle of the butt section. Blued hardware throughout. Full wells grip with only very light soiling. Up-locking cap and ring reel seat with a beautiful English Walnut mortised reel seat. Cork/Walnut butt cap. Swiss-style, truncated ferrules size 11/64 and 16/64, the fit is nice and tight as it should be. The rod weighs 3 7/8 ounces. The action is medium-fast progressive and flexes into the grip. The rod has a nice balance of authority and delicacy, a finely built all-around trout rod. Original bag and labeled tube with brass fittings.

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