sold J.L.  BRADLEY 8’3” BAMBOO FLY ROD, 5wt

sold J.L.  BRADLEY 8’3” BAMBOO FLY ROD, 5wt

$1,200.00

J.L.  BRADLEY 8’3” BAMBOO FLY ROD, 5wt

This rod is modeled on Paul Young’s Para 14.  It has a crisp action with a dry fly (including fluffy ones on windy days).  It is also nice with a nymph or wet fly—a great all-around trout rod.  Rod weight is 4.3 ounces on my scale, with a 16/64” ferrule.  Joe Bradley is a west coast builder who began work in 1972.  His rods are characterized by excellent attention to details of fit and finish.  The tapers reflect his years at the bench and on the water.  The rods are comfortable to cast and responsive to varied conditions of water, wind, and presentation.   Condition of the rod is excellent with slight soiling on the cork, but no other evidence of use.  Comes with a pocket in the bag for the ferrule plug, and a thoughtful fabric sleeve to protect the tube.  Joe recommends a Lee Wulff “Long Belly” 5wt line with this rod.

 

For more 9information or to buy this rod, call or text Ward, 541-408-1564, or email dvarden1903@gmail.com