Winston Fiberglass Fly Rod In 4-pc, 8.5' For #6 Line Collectible Condition
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Winston Fiberglass Fly Rod In 4-pc, 8.5' For #6 Line Collectible Condition:
This is an early example of Winston fiberglass technology in 8.5’ length for a #6 line in 4-piece configuration. Included is a letter of provenance from former Winston owner Glenn Brackett authenticating this as factory original rod, bag, and tube.Everything is in excellent, collectible condition; there are no surprises here. The four-piece configuration seems to be somewhat rare. The rod has the ability to fish any practical distance and is an exceptional casting tool. For more on this period of R.L. Winston history, see the article "History of Fiberglass Rods at Winston During Tom Morgan's Ownership". Morgan mentions the type rod tube & sack as seen with this rod.
**Due to the angle of the reel seat hardware, I did not notice the tape on the insert until after photographing. It appears to have been applied to secure a reel with a thin foot. I have removed it and picture three (3) shows the reel seat insert to be in perfect condition.
An American icon among fly fishing cognoscenti; a person could wait a long time for such a prime example to resurface.Buyer to pay shipping; please see shipping tab to estimate your cost.
International buyers: Before offerding, please take into account any duties or customs fees that your country will impose and you will need to pay. Thanks for looking! On Mar-28-13 at 13:08:50 PDT, seller added the following information:
As much as I detest taxation, I won't value customs forms for less than the purchase/insured price of the item sold.