Blank built in USA in early 1980s to exacting specs by Walton Powell in the Chico, CA, facility; excellent construction & finish details, nicely finished dark honey-blonde cane "Mated" (cut from one culm of bamboo); done with a "French" finish (rubbed oil based). The build out of this rod was done by experienced craftsmen in our own shop, with features such as: claret red wraps with peach agate stripping guide; guides plus tip-tops in standard weight snake design; nickel-silver "truncated" ferrules with alignment dots. Rod gives a nice "pop" when separated. Medium-fast action based on Powell's iconic "B" taper. PLEASE NOTE: this is NOT a collector's item, this is in every way a working rod designed for the serious fly-fisher to be used in pursuit of fish!Very responsive & great for casting dries and small nymphs; field tested (fished) only once, recently on remote cutthroat stream in Wyoming with a DT4 & a WF5, long smooth casts with little effort. Full-Wells grip of top fluor-grade Portuguese cork; burly hard wood spacer, chrome finish lightweight up-locking reel seat, winding check, hook keeper & snake guides; several coats of epoxy over silk wraps. Ferrules measure 6mm diameter or 15/64.
We consider this rod a real bargain for someone who wants to fish a bit of history: price reflects our actual cost plus a modest markup for buildout labor. Does NOT include Hardy reel or feisty Wyoming Yellowstone cut! A portion of this sale will be donated to the Izaak Walton League of America. The item "Bamboo Fly Rod Walton Powell Blank 8' 2/2 #4/5-wt B Taper New" is in sale since Monday, August 19, 2019.This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Fishing\Rods\Fly Fishing Rods". The seller is "rcl911" and is located in Salt Lake City, Utah. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Bermuda, Ecuador, Iceland, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Luxembourg, Oman, Viet nam, Uruguay.