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Orvis Impregnated Wes Jordan Split Bamboo 7-1/2' Fly Rod/in Tube/very Rare For Sale
YOU ARE offerDING ON A VERY HARD TO FIND VINTAGE ORVIS IMPREGNATED WES JORDAN TWO-PIECE 7-1/2' 3-7/8 OZ. TWO-PIECE SPLIT BAMBOO FLY ROD WITH AN EXTRA TIP. THIS ROD IS RECOMMENDED FOR HDG (6) LINES. ROD SHAFT READS "ORVIS IMPREGNATED WES JORDAN 7-1/2' 3-7/8 OZ. HDG (6) MADE FOR A.W. HARGATE". METAL BUTT CAP IS FACTORY INSCRIBED "A.W. HARGATE". THIS BEAUTIFUL, HIGH END CUSTOM BUILT ORVIS FLY ROD WAS PROBABLY MADE IN 1977 BASED ON ITS SERIAL NUMBER. THIS ROD'S SERIAL NUMBER, WHICH IS "80713" IS MARKED ON ALL THREE PIECES. ROD HAS BEEN LIGHTLY FISHED AND IT SHOWS ONLY MINOR WEAR TO SURFACE, INCLUDING SOME MINOR RUBS/SCUFFS, WHICH ARE ONLY VISIBLE UNDER VERY CLOSE SCRUTINY. ALL WRAPS AND GUIDES ARE VERY NICELY IN PLACE. CORK HANDLE WHICH FEATURES THE UNIQUE WES JORDAN THUMB AND PALM REST IS IN VERY NICE SHAPE, SHOWING ONLY A SLIGHT HINT OF WEAR TO SURFACE. REEL SEAT HAS A FEW MINOR SCRATCHES/RUBS TO SURFACE. THIS ROD LOOKS GREAT AND IT COMES TO YOU IN ITS ORIGINAL ALUMINUM TUBE WITH CUSTOM LEATHER COVER AND STRAP. THE LEATHER EXTERIOR OF THE TUBE SHOWS SOME NORMAL WEAR TO FOR ITS AGE, INCLUDING STAINING AND SCRATCHES. ALSO, THE THREADS HAVE COME LOOSE ON A COUPLE LEATHER PIECES WHICH ARE STITCHED ONTO THE CAP (THESE PIECES ARE BOTH LOOSE ON ONE SIDE BECAUSE OF THIS). ROD COMES TO YOU IN ITS ORIGINAL GREEN CLOTH BAG. ROD ALSO COMES WITH ITS VERY RARE ORIGINAL SHIPPING TUBE FROM ORVIS, WHICH IS STAMPED "THE ORVIS COMPANY INC. MANCHESTER, VERMONT 05254" IN TWO PLACES. SHIPPING TUBE HAS STAINING. PAPER LOSS, AND SOME TAPE TO SURFACE. ALSO, THE PRIOR OWNER ADDED A WOOD BASE TO THE CARDBOARD SHIPPING TUBE. THIS BEAUTIFUL, RARE ROD WILL BE AN OUTSTANDING ADDITION TO ANY ANTIQUE FISHING TACKLE COLLECTION. DUE TO THE LONG LENGTH AND HEAVY WEIGHT OF THIS ITEM, I WILL ONLY SHIP IT TO BUYERS IN THE UNITED STATES. BUYER PLEASE ADD $22.50 FOR STANDARD SHIPPING, DELIVERY CONFIRMATION WITH SIGNATURE, AND FULL INSURANCE. ROD WILL BE SHIPPED WITHIN A DAY OR TWO OF RECEIPT OF PAYMENT.