For sale here is a Bob Summers Model 8689 -- 8'6" 3/3 8-9wt bamboo rod. Serial no. 10397. The rod is in excellent original condition though there are a few minor chips and scuffs in the varnish. One of the tip sections was cracked and repaired by Mr. Summers with a 1 3/8" wrap between the first and second guides down from the tip-top. At this time he also made a third tip section. All sections are full length and straight.
The rod features beautiful mottle-flamed cane with caramel wraps and black tipping. The script remains clean and bold with the serial number written on all sections. Garrison-style hook keeper. Reverse-half wells grip ventilated similar to a Paul H. Young rod. The cork is mildly soiled but remains quite smooth. Aluminum up-locking reel seat over a mortised cedar burl spacer, 1 1/2" cork fighting butt. There is a bit of wear to the sliding ring. The ferrules are size 16/64 with an excellent fit. Includes aluminum ferrule plug tethered to the bag. The rod weighs 6.15 oz. The action is medium fast. Includes original labeled bag and original tube.
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