McKinley, Ron / Macklin Customs Bamboo Rod 7'6" 2/2 #4/5
For sale here is a masterpiece presentation rod by Ron McKinley, who made rods under the name "Macklin Customs". This rod is 7 1/2 feet with two sections and two tips, based on a Leonard taper and style. Perfectly executed cosmetics in my opinion. On the bottom of the butt cap is a beyond-amazing scrimshaw insert with a Royal Wulff pattern. The action of this rod I would rate as on the medium side of medium fast, plenty of reserve power. Rod weighs 4.05 oz.
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This rod along with other fine items for sale here comes from the family collection of the Cardells of Birmingham, MI. The Cardells were close friends with rodmaker Paul H. Young and his wife Martha, Catskill fly-tying legend Art Flick, and others.