For sale here is a R.L. Winston IM6 8'6" 4wt 3pc graphite rod. Serial no. 45568. The rod is in excellent condition. Beautiful emerald green sanded blank with matching wraps, burgundy tipping at the signature wrap. The rod was custom made and along with the rod information, the original owner's name and "Christmas 1996" are written on the rod. 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 1/4" gap to account for wear over time. Fine, knurled, bright nickel silver winding check. The full-wells grip is only lightly soiled and free of any defect. 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 rod weighs in at 2.80 oz. on our digital scale. The action is slower and with 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 8'6" 4wt format is incredibly versatile, the only trout rod needed for many fisherman.