For sale here is a Bob Summers Model Deluxe 856 bamboo fly rod - 8' 2/2 for a 5-6wt line. Serial no. 12296, made in 1996. The rod is in excellent original condition and well taken care of. All sections are full length and straight.
The rod features handsome flamed cane with exquisitely wrapped transparent, caramel brown silks with black tipping. The script remains clean and bold. Garrison-style hook keeper. Full wells grip measures 6" in length with light soiling. Bright aluminum down-locking reel seat over a mortised walnut burl spacer. "R.W. Summers Co. Traverse City, M.I. U.S.A." is stamped on the butt cap. The ferrule fit is excellent. The rod weighs 4.65 oz. Medium-fast and parabolic. Includes original labeled bag with attached ferrule plug and tube with Summers' unique brass fittings.
The Model 856 is one of Summers' most popular and praised rods for a reason. Don't miss out on the chance to own this one.