New Arrival - 11/08

RD (Bob) Taylor Parabolic Fly Rod 7' 2/2 #4


A very nice and highly unusual RD Taylor "Parabolic" model bamboo fly rod, 7', 2-piece, 2-tip, and built for a #4. I don't know that I have ever come across one of Bob's rods that has been designated as a parabolic. Inked "24-4-378" and "Parabolic" on the butt. Excellent lightly used condition. Medium full flexing action. The rod is nice and straight and the ferrule fits are excellent. Light honey colored cane done in a two opposed node pattern. The varnish is excellent. Light brown wraps tipped in red at the ferrules, and red and black at the keeper and ferrules. The ferrules and reel seat hardware are bright. Agate stripper. Medium cigar grip 5" in length. Slide band reel seat over a varnished and mortised wood spacer. The butt cap has "R.D. Taylor, Maker" stamped into a cartouche. The rod packs into a tan cloth bag and an aluminum tube with brass fittings with Bob's business card affixed to it. A very neat offering here for a fan of Bob's rods to add something most unusual and well executed to their collection.

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