Taylor, R.D. (Bob) -- 7'6 3/2 5wt Bamboo Rod


For sale here is a stellar bamboo rod made by Bob Taylor, a 7'6" 3/2 Flametone model for a 5 weight line. Serial no. 35-5-331. The rod is in excellent+ condition. All sections are full length and straight.  

Another example of why Bob Taylor is still one of the best bamboo rod makers in the world. The rod has a slightly and elegantly swelled butt section. Moderately flame tempered cane with bronze wraps and Chinese red tipping. Agate stripping guide. Ring hook keeper. Nickel silver checks. The cigar grip measures 5 7/8" with mild soiling. Nickel silver cap and ring reel seat over a mortised walnut spacer. Light wear to the rim of the butt cap. There is a small crack in the varnish over the guide wraps nearest to the mid-section female ferrule (easily sealed with a dab of varnish). The ferrule fit is excellent. The rod weighs 3.95 oz. The action is a versatile medium-fast with a good bit of backbone thanks in part to the swelled butt. The thin tips allow for finesse and tippet protection. Original bag and labeled tube. 

Don't miss out on this rod from one of the premier rod makers of today, with deep Catskill roots. 

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