Darryl Whitehead Dickerson 8013 8' 2/2 #5 Bamboo Rod


For sale here is a stunning Daryll Whitehead custom rod based on Lyle Dickerson's 8013 taper. 8' 2/2 for a 5 weight line. The rod weighs 4 5/8 oz. Near mint condition. All sections are full length and straight. The varnish is flawless. Caramel colored cane with rust colored wraps and fine gold tipping. Blued guides and ferrules. Amber colored stripping guide. Elegantly swelled butt. Nickel silver checks with a fine knurling. Reverse half wells grip with only slight soiling. The Paulo Barbetti engravings on the up-locking nickel silver reel seat hardware is exquisite. Beautiful, richly banded, circassian walnut spacer. The Swiss-style ferrules are size 12/64, the fit is perfect. The female ferrules are engraved "Whitehead" and feature the fine knurling seen on the checks. With the rod comes a very fine nickel silver ferrule plug with ivory cap. Medium-fast, swift, dry fly action capable of delicacy and also authority when called upon. Comes with original mustard colored bag with leather tab and tube with brass fittings and Daryll's label. Serial number 196.

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