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


For sale here is a San Francisco era R.L. Winston bamboo rod -- 8'6" 2/2 for a 5 or 6 weight line. Marked 4 3/8 oz. Actual weight 4.45 oz. Serial no. 9525. Doug Merrick era. Excellent original condition with one exception, one of the tips has a repair wrap 3 1/2" long at the tip-top. Also, that tip-top has a pink dye on it presumably to distinguish the tips from one another. The pink should be removable. All sections are full length and straight. Blonde cane and beige wraps with maroon tipping at the winding check, ferrules, and tip-tops. All script remains clean and bold. Ring hook keeper. Bakelite winding check. Full wells grip with light soiling. Aluminum down-locking reel seat over a classic bakelite spacer. The ferrules are size 15/64 with a pleasing fit. The action is medium-fast with a wonderful balance of finesse and power. Includes original red bag with label and leather tab and original tube with label 90% remaining.

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