E.C. Powell 8'6 2/2 B-Taper Bamboo Rod


For sale here is a superb E.C. Powell (Tony Maslan built) 8'6" 2/2 B-taper rod. The rod is in excellent original condition. All section are full length and straight. Honey-toned cane mostly with some natural color variation. Gold wraps with full intermediates. Black and creme tipping at the winding check. Bright guides. Hook-keeper made of smaller sized guide. Written on the rod clearly and showing no wear is "E.C. Powell Rod Co." as well as "Pat. No. 1,932,986", which is Powell's patent for hollow building filed on May 12, 1931. A link to the patent here.  

The rod features the characteristic Powell style grip. The grip is in excellent shape. there is some very minor early ridging as well as a small gap created by natural voids in the cork. Aluminum up-locking reel seat with a black bakelite spacer.. There is a faint scratch across the spacer. Size 12/64 ferrules and the fit is perfect. The rod has a very smooth medium fast dry fly like action for a 5wt. Rod weighs 4.40 oz. Rod includes original bag and replacement Champion style tube. Also included is the original packing sleeve that went around the tube for shipping with a green and white E.C. Powell label that has been very nicely preserved.

Shipping Information
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