Sweet Water Rods -- "Old Philosopher" 7'6 5wt Bamboo Rod


For sale here is a Sweet Water Rods "Old Philosopher" bamboo rod (one of George Maurer's most popular rod models). 7'6" 2/2 for a five weight line. The rod's taper is influenced by the Paul Young Perfectionist in a five weight format. The rod is in near mint condition. Beautiful flame tempered cane, dark honey colored wraps with red tipping at the tip-tops and double bands at the winding check. 3 X 3 node spacing. Blued hardware throughout. Watermelon colored agate stripping guide. Handsomely swelled butt. Garrison-style grip with a slight taper towards the rear. Grip shows only the lightest of soiling. Blued cap and ring reel seat with a beautifully figured mortised walnut spacer. Swiss-style ferrules size 12/64, the fit is nice and tight as it should be. Rod weight 3 5/8 oz. The action is quite fast, a crisp, precise dry-fly rod with a parabolic taper. Includes original bag and green aluminum tube with fine brass fittings.

Proceeds from this rod sale go to the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum (CFFCM). Please support this fine organization that is doing such an honorable job of preserving the heritage of fly-fishing in general as well as the bamboo rod building tradition for current and future generations! Please become a member of the CFFCM. A very reasonable membership fee helps out greatly on many fronts. They can be reached at (845) 439-4810 or flyfish@catskill.net. Thank you very much for your support of the CFFCM!

Shipping Information
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Unless otherwise noted, all items come with a 3-day inspection period during which they can be returned to us for a full refund (provided that they are in the same condition in which they left our shop). Return shipping is the responsibility of the buyer. If an item is returned, we will issue a refund within 10 days upon receipt. Refunds will be either administered by providing a check or, when possible, by canceling a credit card purchase.