Winston IM6 8' 3wt 3 pc. Graphite Rod

SKU: VFT2347

For sale here is a R.L. Winston IM6 8' 3wt 3pc graphite rod. Serial no. 42955. The rod is in excellent+ condition. Beautiful emerald green sanded blank with matching wraps, burgundy tipping at the signature wrap. Bright guides. U-shaped hook-keeper. Spigot ferrules for a smooth transition of energy and a more streamlined profile. The sections fit together perfectly with a 3/8" gap to account for wear over time. Fine, knurled, bright nickel silver winding check. Reverse half-wells grip. Bright nickel silver down-locking reel seat with a beautifully figured zebrawood spacer. Etched in the bottom of the butt cap is, "R.L. Winston Rod Co.". The reel seat is a bit tarnished in places, though nothing a good polishing couldn't take care of. The rod weighs in at 2.45 oz. on our digital scale. The action is slower and with much more feel than most modern graphite rods. The Winston IM6 rods have an almost cult-like following, known as one of the best graphite rods ever produced. The 8' 3wt format is a terrific dry-fly rod for small to medium sized creeks and streams The 8' length makes for easier mending and better drifts. The rod is capable of extreme finesse with small dries and should you hook into a larger fish it does have a bit of backbone considering its size. Includes original embroidered bag and green aluminum tube with label.