R.L. WINSTON 8' 6" BAMBOO FLY ROD...$1,600 SOLD

This rod was made in San Francisco in 1974, before the move to Twin Bridges, but after Gary Howells persuaded Doug Merrick to start tempering the cane. It is a beautiful rich tan color. Serial number is 1365, weight is 4 ¼ ounces for a 5wt. or 6wt. The rod was sent back to Winston for a re-finish at some point, and it was fitted with a Twin Bridges reel seat at that time. Marked on the butt shaft: "R.L. Winston / 8 ½' – 4 ¼ oz #1365 Pat. No. 2587488." Mildrum stripper, bright snakes, Duronze ferrules, original San Francisco bag and tube. This rod is in superb condition and has excellent casting characteristics.

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