Sweetgrass "Special" 7'9" 2/2 #4/5 Hex Fly Rod

SKU: VFT2656

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  • For sale here is a Sweetgrass "Special" 7'9" 4-5wt 2/2 bamboo rod. Serial no. 042412. The rod is in mint condition having only been lawn cast. Mildly tempered, dark straw colored cane with amber wraps and red tipping at the winding check, signature wrap, ferrules, and tip-tops. Blued guides, agate stripping guide. Ring hook-keeper with a fine twisted rope design. Handsome bamboo winding check. Full wells grip with very shallow curves that gives it a Ritz-like appearance and feel. The cork is only very slightly soiled. Blued, nickel silver, down-locking reel seat with a beautifully banded maple spacer. The Sweetgrass yin-yang logo is laser etched into the buttcap. The ferrules are size 11/64, the fit is excellent. The two tips are designed with different tapers. Overall, the rod has a terrific action on the faster side of medium-fast. Plenty of backbone in the butt with a gradual transfer to the thinner, lighter, more sensitive tip #1. An excellent set-up for precise casts, tippet protection, and better feel. Tip #2 is thicker and more stout and in turn gives the rod more strength at the tip for throwing streamers, long casts, or heavier fish. A great all around trout rod and very versatile. John Gierach often writes about his preference for 7'9" 5wt rods. The rod weighs 3.95 oz. with tip #1 and 4.05 oz. with tip #2. Includes original maroon bag with "SR" embroidery and a very fine Arne Mason leather tube with brass fittings. The leather tube has a couple of spots where clear tape was removed, leaving a slightly discolored area. The Sweetgrass logo is embossed in the tube cap.

  • Shipping:

    We attempt to ship all of our items via the United States Postal Service and do our best to ship at cost (if other shipping providers such as UPS / FedEx / DHL are required we may add a surcharge to the shipping costs stated below). Due to the importance of packing items carefully please allow up to two weeks for arrival (depending on how busy we are) though we certainly do our best to get items to you as expeditiously as possible. Our shipping rates are as follows, and are subject to change without notice.

    Domestic Shipping - USA

    Shipping
    Item Value 
    Cost
    USPS Priority Mail $0 – $49.99 $7
    USPS Priority Mail
    $50 – $99.99 $9
    USPS Priority Mail
    $100 – $199.99 $15
    USPS Priority Mail
    $200 – $299.99 $18
    USPS Priority Mail
    $300 – $499.99 $22
    USPS Priority Mail $500 – $749.99 $30
    USPS Priority Mail $750 – $1,249.99 $38
    USPS Priority Mail $1,250 – $1,749.99 $45
    USPS Priority Mail $1,750 – $2,499.99 $52
    USPS Priority Mail $2,500 – $3,499.99 $70
    USPS Priority Mail $3,500 – $4,999.99 $100
    USPS Priority Mail $5,000 and up $150

     

    International Shipping - Canada

    Shipping
    Item Value 
    Shipping Cost
    USPS First Class Mail (only available for reels and other small packages) $0 - $400 $30
    USPS Priority Mail $0 - $1,000 $50
    USPS Express Mail $0 - $599.99 $65
    USPS Express Mail $600 – $999.99 $75
    USPS Express Mail $1,000 – $1,499.99 $80
    USPS Express Mail $1,500 – $1,999.99 $85
    USPS Express Mail $2,000 – $3,499.99 $100
    USPS Express Mail $3,500 – $4,999.99 $120
    USPS Express Mail $5,000 and up $175

     

    International Shipping - Japan

    Shipping
    Item Value 
    Shipping Cost
    USPS First Class (only available for reels and other small packages) $0 – $400 $35
    USPS Priority Mail International (6-10 days) $0 – $999.99 $68
    USPS Express Mail International $0 – $999.99 $100
    USPS Express Mail International $1,000 – $1,799.99 $110
    USPS Express Mail International $1,800 – $2,999.99 $135
    USPS Express Mail International
    $3,000 – $4,999.99 $150
    USPS Express Mail International
    $5,000.00 and up $175

     

    International Shipping - Rest of World

    Shipping
    Item Value 
    Shipping Cost
    USPS First Class (for reels and other small packages only) $0 – $400 $30
    USPS Priority Mail International (6-10 days) $0 – $999.99 $60
    USPS Express Mail International $0 – $499.99 $80
    USPS Express Mail International $500 – $999.99 $90
    USPS Express Mail International $1,000 – $1,799.99 $100
    USPS Express Mail International $1,800 – $2,999.99 $115
    USPS Express Mail International $3,000 – $4,999.99 $150
    USPS Express Mail International
    $5,000.00 and up $175

    Returns:

    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. Refunds will be either administered by providing a check or, when possible, by canceling a credit card purchase.

    Other Terms

    Please note that any international customs duties (such as VAT, etc.) are the responsibility of the buyer. Massachusetts residents must pay a 6.25% sales tax on all purchases.

     

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