R.L.WINSTON BAMBOO FLY ROD, STEELHEAD MODEL, HOLLOW BUILT

R.L.WINSTON BAMBOO FLY ROD, STEELHEAD MODEL, HOLLOW BUILT

$725.00

R.L.WINSTON BAMBOO FLY ROD, STEELHEAD MODEL, HOLLOW BUILT

This is a 9’ San Francisco Winston, made by Winston rod maker Doug Merrick in 1979, according to Winston ledger.  Serial number is 9698, and weight is marked as 5 ¼ ounces.  Best with an 8wt or a 9wt.  The rod has the down-locking San Francisco style reel seat, 6 ½” full Wells cork, hook keeper, putty-colored wraps tipped maroon, 3 bridge guides on the butt, duronze ferrules fully wrapped, bright snake guides on the tip, original bag, and tube with 75% decal.

Condition of this rod is noteworthy, with the original finish bright and intact.  Guides, wraps, and hardware are excellent. Cork shows soiling consistent with almost 50 years.  There is a slight set in the butt which could be removed by heat straightening, but I would not jeopardize the finish.

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