For sale here is a Bob Summers Model 856 bamboo fly rod. 8' with two sections and two tips for a 5 or 6 weight line. The rod is in excellent+ original condition. Serial no. 6981. The rod features dark mottle-flamed cane. Exquisitely wrapped transparent, caramel brown silks matching the color of the cane. Oxidized guides with a bronzed stripping guide. The script remains clean and bold. Garrison-style hook keeper. Full-wells grip with a taper towards the rear. The cork grip is free of defects. Bright aluminum down locking reel seat with a handsome mortised burl walnut spacer. The butt cap is bright nickel silver and is engraved with, " R.W. Summers Co." "Traverse City, Mi U.S.A." on the backside. Blued nickel silver ferrules are size 15/64 with an excellent fit. Includes finely machined aluminum/cork ferrule plug tethered to the bag for safe keeping. The rod weighs 4 5/8 oz. The action is medium-fast. Stout butt with delicate tips for tippet protection and casts requiring a bit more finesse. Includes original labeled bag and original tube with fine brass fittings. The Model 856 is one of Summers' most popular and praised rods for a reason. Don't miss out on this chance to own one.
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