Winston, R.L. -- Retro Fiberglass 5' 3wt Fly Rod

SKU: VFT2381

For sale here is an R.L. Winston "Retro" 5' 2 piece 3 weight fiberglass fly rod. Serial no. 465. The rod is in unused condition. The rod features a brick colored sanded blank with crimson wraps and pale silver tipping at the winding check and signature wrap. Halfway between the grip and stripping guide there is a vintage Winston "loving cup" decal. Along with the usual information scripted on the rod, "Ouzel", a bird that thrives in mountain streams is also written in silver. U-shaped hook-keeper. Knurled, nickel silver winding check. Reverse half-wells grip. There is a pale red tint around the bottom swell of the grip from the red rod bag. Nickel silver down-locking reel seat with a cocobolo spacer. The spigot ferrules fit together nice and tight as they should with a 1/4" gap to allow for wear over time. The rod weighs a lean 2.30 oz. The action is a very smooth full flexing medium, capable of precise, delicate casts. Perfect for tight willow tunnels and backcountry streams full of brookies and cutthroats. The rod includes original bag with "Retro" label. Original tube also included.