Winston IM6 Graphite Rod 9' 8wt

SKU: VFT2615

For sale here is an R.L. Winston IM6 9' 8wt graphite rod. Serial no. 18027. The rod is in excellent+ condition. The rod features a sanded emerald green graphite blank with matching wraps. Red tipping at the U-shaped hook-keeper, silver tipping at the signature wrap. Bright guides and ceramic strippers. Finely turned and knurled nickel silver checks. Though the grip is described as a cigar grip I would call it a hybrid cigar/western grip, a cigar grip with a wide flair at the rear. Though the grip is lightly soiled it is free of ridging, hook gouges and other defects. Bright nickel silver up-locking reel seat with a fine teak wood spacer. The rod also includes a removable cork fighting butt 1 5/8" in length. The rod features spigot ferrules which help to more efficiently transfer energy through the sections. The sections fit together nice and tight as they should with a 1/4" gap to allow for wear over time. The action is fast, with plenty of backbone in the butt. Yet, the tip is sensitive allowing for a more delicate cast when required, tippet protection, and better feel. The is the perfect length and line weight for an all-around big game rod; bass, steelhead, salmon, carp, redfish, bonefish, etc... The rod weighs 4.15 oz. without the fighting butt and 4.55 oz. with. The Winston IM6 line of rods are some of the most praised graphite rods of all time, truly a modern classic. Don't miss out on this one. Includes original bag and tube with brass fittings.