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


For sale here is an early Montana-era R.L. Winston Rod Co. bamboo rod - 8' 2/2 for a 5 weight line with a marked weight of 4 oz. Serial #1832. Morgan/Brackett era. The rod is in excellent+ original condition appearing to have been fished very sparingly. All sections are full length and straight. 

Lightly tempered cane with honey wraps. Oxblood tipping at the winding check, signature wrap, ferrules, and tip-tops. The script remains clean and bold. The tips are numbered for convenience. Bronzed ring hook keeper. Knurled brass winding check. The full wells grip is 6 1/8" in length with minimal soiling. Down-locking aluminum reel seat over a handsome bakelite spacer, a remnant of the San Francisco-era rods. There are a few light scratches in the butt cap. The Duronze ferrules are size 14/64 with an excellent fit. The rod weighs in at 4.05 oz. The rod has a medium fast action. Includes original labeled red bag and labeled tube.

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