R.L. Winston Bamboo Rod SF Era 8'9" 2/1 #6

SKU: VFT1001

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For sale here is a San Francisco era Winston - 8'9" 6wt 2/2 bamboo rod. Serial no. 9353/9343 made by Doug Merrick. Listed weight of 4 3/4 oz. The rod is in excellent overall condition. Both sections are full length though the tip has a very slight set. All of the wraps and other components are completely original having only received a light varnish overcoat. The serial numbers on the two sections do not match as they are off by ten. It could have been a mistake made at the factory. Blonde, honey-toned cane. Handsome, beige colored wraps with maroon tipping at the winding check, signature wrap, ferrules, and tip-tops. Double wrapping at guides and wraps extending up to the welt on the ferrules, typical of Winston rods. Bright guides. Original owner's name is written on the butt along with usual rod information. Bronzed, ring hook-keeper. Bakelite winding check. Full wells grip with moderate soiling and very light ridging around the top edge of the grip. Bright aluminum down-locking reel seat with classic Winston bakelite spacer/body. The ferrules are size 15/64, the fit is excellent. Actual weight is 4.85 oz. Medium-fast action. The rod would make for an excellent big trout rod or a great boat rod throwing streamers or big dry-flies. DT6/WF7 works best. Includes replacement bag and original tube with label 85% remaining. Don't miss out on this classic Winston at a great price!.