A nice RL Winston fly rod, 7'6", 2-piece, 2-tip, built for a #4 line and weighing 3 ounces. Serial #2553 this rod was completed in December of 1988. Medium fast action, in used condition. Dark straw oven temper cane. Chrome snake guides with honey color wraps and a carbide stripper. Dark brown edges at the keeper, ferrules, and tip tops. The rod is lettered "R.L. Winston" on the reverse flat and" 7 1/2' 3oz. 2553" 2 flats right. The keeper is 1 flat right. The varnish is superb, just flawless. The step ferrules fit good and are wrapped to the welt. The 5 3/4" western-style grip has been cleaned, causing a small amount of ridging. The reel seat is a down locking screw lock of nickel silver with a pocket cap. Nice mortise in the seat wood spacer but I don't what kind of wood this is. Comes with a cream cloth bag with the Winston logo and a brown crackle paint aluminum tube.