E.C. Powell made this rod in the unusual 9'3" length for Dorothy Hunt, a successful tournament caster in dry-fly accuracy events for the Long Beach Women's Casting Club in the late 1940s and early 1950s. The rod weighs 4 5/8 ounces (by my scale); ferrules are 16/64", and tip tops are 4 1/2. Walton Powell restored the rod in the 1980s, with a varnish finish, Fuji stripper, new cork, and correct wraps. The reel seat and patent number were preserved. The bag is a replacement and the tube is a Winston tube of the correct period, perhaps mixed up at a casting tournament. I believe this rod is an A-taper. It casts a 5wt or 6wt line very well indeed. Full provenance available on request.

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