New Arrival - 03/22

Tom Moran "La Contessa" Limited Edition Bamboo Fly Rod 7'3" 2/2 #5


A very nice Tom Moran "La Contessa" limited edition fly rod, 7'3", 2-piece, 2-tip and built for a #5 (though I personally might like it slightly better with a #4). Serial #875/1. #1 of the limited edition. 3.4 ounces. Used but well cared for condition. No casting crack to the ferrule wraps but the grip is well tanned and there is a little bit of corner brassing to the oxidation of the cap. Tom was one of my favorite contemporary makers. This rod features medium dark flamed cane with hand pressed three up nodes. Swelled butt. Impeccable varnish. Clean main wraps with tan edges of black at the keeper and ferrules and one turn of red and five turns of clear at the main wraps. Brown at the ferrules. Carbide stripper and high arch snake guides. The ferrules are slightly truncated swiss-style and are oxidized. The grip is 5 3/4" long and done in a blunt cigar profile. The cap and ring seat is done over a dark stained tiger maple spacer. The cap and ring are oxidized and the cap is stamped "T Moran, Maker" in cartouche. Gray cloth bag fits in an aluminum tube sheathed in leather with a plaque stating "La Contessa, a limited edition rod by Tom Moran". It also comes with a protective overbag. Very nice little rod here.

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