GENE EDWARDS 7' 6" BAMBOO FLY ROD...$1,200

This rod, probably from the 1950s, has been completely restored by Steve Blake. Three-piece, two-tip rod, weighing 3 3/4 ounces for a 4wt line. Ferrules are 15/64" and 10/64". Features Edwards style unlocking reel seat over fancy walnut, Bakelite winding check, Perfection stripper, blued ferrules, blued steel  snakes, blued tip-tops. Comes in replacement bag and correct Peerless tube. This rod is fun to cast, with a pleasant full- flexing action. Technically a progressive taper, but with very little swell in the butt section.

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