sold JOE BRADLEY BAMBOO FLY ROD, 7’9” FOR A 5wt.

sold JOE BRADLEY BAMBOO FLY ROD, 7’9” FOR A 5wt.

$1,200.00

JOE BRADLEY BAMBOO FLY ROD, 7’9” FOR A 5wt.

This is Joe Bradley’s “Para 14” model, inspired by Paul Young’s famous 1950s design.  Like all of Joe’s rods, this one is beautifully built, showcasing his obsession with detail.  The rod features up-locking reel seat over maple burl spacer, 6” cork, no hook keeper, translucent tan silk tipped maroon, maroon silk at the ferrules, stripping guide with agate insert, bright snake guides, Super Z style ferrule blackened, with plug, original bag and tube.  The cane work is flawless—3 x 3 node alignment with book-matched tips.  One tip-top wrap is tan, and the other is maroon, to facilitate rotating tips.  The cane color is light, no glue lines or flaws.  Serial number 0-4.

The rod has a flat butt taper and flexes well below the stripping guide, but it is comfortable to cast and does not require any of the extreme Arnold Gingrich/Charles Ritz tricks. Excellent fit, finish, and condition.  Joe recommends a Wulff long belly 5wt line with this rod.

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