For sale here is a gorgeous brand new rod built by Ted Simroe, legendary rod builder with the H.L. Leonard Rod Company in the 1960's and 1970's and on his own since then. Model number 280 -- 8' 2/2 3-4wt. Serial no. 856. All sections are straight.
The rod features straw-colored blonde cane with transparent honey wraps and black tipping. Bright guides. The tips are numbered for convenience. Ring hook keeper. Orvis-style cigar grip 6 1/8" in length with the plastic shrink wrap still in place. Polished aluminum down-locking reel seat over a cork spacer with a nickel silver butt cap. The Swiss-style ferrules are size 12/64 with a perfect fit. The rod weighs 3.75 oz. The action is a buttery smooth medium - classic Simroe. The length of this rod allows for better drifts and mending. A terrific small stream specialist. Includes the original bag and tube with brass fittings.