For sale here is a Jim Reams 8'3" 2/2 5 weight hollo- built bamboo rod. Serial no. 151-7-05HB. The rod is in excellent+ condition. All sections are full length and straight.
The rod features lightly tempered cane with an almost pumpkin-tone color. Transparent honey wraps with oxblood tipping. Chestnut and oxblood tipping at the winding check and ferrules. Blued hardware throughout. The finely written script remains clean and bold. Curvy full-wells grip 6 1/4" in length with only the lightest soiling. Oxidized nickel silver up-locking reel seat over a beautiful mortised wood spacer. The Swiss-style truncated ferrules have a perfect fit, nice and smooth. The rod weighs a svelte 3.80 oz with a crisp, authoritative action on the faster side of medium fast. The rod would excel at far and fine fishing on rivers such as the Henry's Fork. The long length makes for exceptional mending and tricky drifts. Includes original bag and tube with label.