R.L. Winston Bamboo Rod 8' 2/2 #5


For sale here is an R.L. Winston 8' 2/2 5wt bamboo rod. Serial no. 2011. Built shortly after the move to Twin Bridges, Montana. The rod remains in excellent+ condition having been fished very little. All sections are full length and straight. 

The rod features a light cane finish with honey wraps and burgundy tipping at the winding check, signature wrap, ferrules, and tip-tops. Bright guides. The script remains as clean and bold as the day it was written. The tips are marked with the serial number as well as numbered. Bronzed ring hook keeper. Full wells grip 6 1/2" in length with only the lightest of handling marks. Also, there is a faint red ring around the nose of the grip left from the red rod bag. Bright aluminum down-locking reel seat over a beautifully figured walnut spacer. The duronze ferrules are size 13/64 with an excellent fit. The rod weighs 3.90 oz. The action is a crisp and smooth medium-fast with great recovery. 

Includes the original bag with green and gold label as well as the original tube with brass fittings and Winston logo decal. Don't miss out on this terrific example of an early Twin Bridges Winston!

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