sold R.W. SUMMERS MODEL 82 BAMBOO FLY ROD, 8’2” FOR A 7wt.

sold R.W. SUMMERS MODEL 82 BAMBOO FLY ROD, 8’2” FOR A 7wt.

R.W. SUMMERS MODEL 82 BAMBOO FLY ROD, 8’2” FOR A 7wt.

Powerful rod from Bob Summers, reminiscent of the Young Para 15.  Supposedly designed with the huge hexagenia mayflies in mind.  Size 15/64” ferrule, and 5 ½ ounce weight on my scale. Can handle a very large fly, especially a large dry.  The cane is tempered and shows irregular black marks calling attention to the Young heritage.  Reel seat is down-locking NS slide band over hardwood spacer. The cork is 6 ½’, there is no hook keeper.  The stripping guide is Meldrum style, and the snakes are bright.  Silk is cinnamon tipped black.  Ferrules are darkened, step-down style.  Original labeled bag with ferrule plug attached to the bag.  Original tube with distinctive brass cap.

Condition of the rod is excellent with all components in top shape.  Bob’s cane work, wraps, and finish all reflect his uncompromising standards.  Serial number is 10492. Provenance on request.

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