New Arrival - 10/11

RL Winston Bamboo Fly Rod 8' 2/2 #5


An RL Winston bamboo fly rod, 8', 2-piece, 2-tip, and built for what feels to me like a #5. Serial #1524. The rod weighs 3 7/8 ounces. Medium action. San Francisco era model. Fair used condition. The butt and one tip have multiple areas where varnish has been re-applied to cover varnish chips and a hook dig (on one of the tips). The butt has an amber varnish overcoat rendering it darker than the tips. The main wraps are light yellow-gold with maroon edges at the keeper, ferrules, and tip tops. Carbide stripper and chrome guides. The tips could use a bit of straightening. The grip is 6" long and shaped to a blunt western profile with a turned wood front cork check. The seat is black downlock with an aluminum nut and pocket cap. The rod packs into a red cloth bag with the SF patch sewn on and an aluminum tube with about 40% of the original label remaining.

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