RON KUSSE QUADRATE “CATSKILL” BAMBOO FLY ROD, 7’6” FOR A 5wt.

RON KUSSE QUADRATE “CATSKILL” BAMBOO FLY ROD, 7’6” FOR A 5wt.

$1,750.00

RON KUSSE QUADRATE “CATSKILL” BAMBOO FLY ROD, 7’6” FOR A 5wt.

Very nice quadrate rod with a crisp progressive action for a 5wt line.  The quality of workmanship is notable, with cane work, components, and finish superb.  Kusse is well known as a rodmaker steeped in the tradition of the Catskill school, having served as VP of the Leonard Co.  He did not make rods at Leonard, however, but worked on the corporate side.  For a capsule biography click on the New Yorker magazine profile of him, THE ONLY WAY | The New Yorker.

The rod features a slide band reel seat over a mortised maple spacer, 5 ½” cork, hook keeper, step down ferrules, Mildrum style stripper, bronzed ferrules and snake guides, book-matched tips, Leonard style bag with stiffener and brass capped tube.  The hanging tag lists the rod as weighing 2 ¾ ounces.  Serial number is 2107.   Kusse’s node treatment leaves the nodes quite light on a dark cane background.  The rod is glued up with nodes 2 x 2.  Again, the finish is exceptional.  Condition is excellent with no evidence of fishing use and only some minor sign of light handling.

 

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