R.L. Winston Bamboo Rod 8'6" 2/1 #5

SKU: VFT356

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  • For sale here is a terrific R.L. Winston 8 1/2' bamboo rod with two sections and one tip. Made for a five weight line. Serial no. 1358 with a marked weight of 4 oz. The rod was built in 1974 by Doug Merrick during the transition from San Francisco to Twin Bridges, Montana. The tube features the Twin Bridges label while the rod bag feature the San Francisco label. The rod remains in excellent original condition. Both sections are full length and straight. 

    The rod was made originally for my friend Tom Macy in Boulder, Colorado. Recently 99% of Tom's time has been spent in with a spey rod in his hands, on many of the most outstanding salmon and steelhead waters in the world. Tom has been a wonderful steward of our sport, working in conservation for a very long time. You can find his bio here.

    The rod is moderately tempered to a rich golden color. Beige wraps with maroon tipping at the winding check, ferrules, and tip-top. The script remains as clean and bold as the day it was written. Black aluminum winding check. Full-wells grip 6" in length with a rather slender profile. The cork is only mildly soiled. The rod features a classic aluminum down-locking reel seat over a bakelite spacer. The seat and spacer remain in excellent condition with only the lightest wear to the rim of the butt cap. The Duronze ferrules have a great fit. The rod's actual weight is 3.90 oz. Surprisingly light for an 8'6" rod, the action is on the medium side of medium-fast capable of considerable delicacy and finesse with terrific tippet protection. The length of the rod allows for great mending and line control. Includes the original red bag and original tube with label 100% intact. 

    Don't miss out on this standout Winston from an important period in their history, you won't be disappointed. 

  • Shipping:

    We attempt to ship all of our items via the United States Postal Service and do our best to ship at cost (if other shipping providers such as UPS / FedEx / DHL are required we may add a surcharge to the shipping costs stated below). Due to the importance of packing items carefully please allow up to two weeks for arrival (depending on how busy we are) though we certainly do our best to get items to you as expeditiously as possible. Our shipping rates are as follows, and are subject to change without notice.

    Domestic Shipping - USA

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    Item Value 
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    USPS Priority Mail $0 – $49.99 $7
    USPS Priority Mail
    $50 – $99.99 $9
    USPS Priority Mail
    $100 – $199.99 $15
    USPS Priority Mail
    $200 – $299.99 $18
    USPS Priority Mail
    $300 – $499.99 $22
    USPS Priority Mail $500 – $749.99 $30
    USPS Priority Mail $750 – $1,249.99 $38
    USPS Priority Mail $1,250 – $1,749.99 $45
    USPS Priority Mail $1,750 – $2,499.99 $52
    USPS Priority Mail $2,500 – $3,499.99 $70
    USPS Priority Mail $3,500 – $4,999.99 $100
    USPS Priority Mail $5,000 and up $150

     

    International Shipping - Canada

    Shipping
    Item Value 
    Shipping Cost
    USPS First Class Mail (only available for reels and other small packages) $0 - $400 $30
    USPS Priority Mail $0 - $1,000 $50
    USPS Express Mail $0 - $599.99 $65
    USPS Express Mail $600 – $999.99 $75
    USPS Express Mail $1,000 – $1,499.99 $80
    USPS Express Mail $1,500 – $1,999.99 $85
    USPS Express Mail $2,000 – $3,499.99 $100
    USPS Express Mail $3,500 – $4,999.99 $120
    USPS Express Mail $5,000 and up $175

     

    International Shipping - Japan

    Shipping
    Item Value 
    Shipping Cost
    USPS First Class (only available for reels and other small packages) $0 – $400 $35
    USPS Priority Mail International (6-10 days) $0 – $999.99 $68
    USPS Express Mail International $0 – $999.99 $100
    USPS Express Mail International $1,000 – $1,799.99 $110
    USPS Express Mail International $1,800 – $2,999.99 $135
    USPS Express Mail International
    $3,000 – $4,999.99 $150
    USPS Express Mail International
    $5,000.00 and up $175

     

    International Shipping - Rest of World

    Shipping
    Item Value 
    Shipping Cost
    USPS First Class (for reels and other small packages only) $0 – $400 $30
    USPS Priority Mail International (6-10 days) $0 – $999.99 $60
    USPS Express Mail International $0 – $499.99 $80
    USPS Express Mail International $500 – $999.99 $90
    USPS Express Mail International $1,000 – $1,799.99 $100
    USPS Express Mail International $1,800 – $2,999.99 $115
    USPS Express Mail International $3,000 – $4,999.99 $150
    USPS Express Mail International
    $5,000.00 and up $175

    Returns:

    All items come with a  3-day inspection period during which they can be returned to us for a full refund (provided that they are in the same condition in which they left our shop). Return shipping is the responsibility of the buyer. If an item is returned, we will issue a refund within 10 days. Refunds will be either administered by providing a check or, when possible, by canceling a credit card purchase.

    Other Terms

    Please note that any international customs duties (such as VAT, etc.) are the responsibility of the buyer. Massachusetts residents must pay a 6.25% sales tax on all purchases.

     

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