Offered is a masterpiece from Ron Kusse, from his venerable "Magnum Opus" series of bamboo rods. The Magnum Opus is the most sought-after rod made by Kusse and it is said to have taken him 120 to 150 hours to make each one. This rod is even more special as it is a commemorative 10. It is 6 feet, two sections with two tips, for a three weight line.The rod is in mint/unused condition and still retains the factory protective wrap on the cork handle that has Kusses hand-written description of the rod on it. It features straw colored bamboo, 3x3 nodes, translucent honey colored wraps over the guides and cinnamon at the ferrules, blued Z-style ferrules (which seat fully), a snake guide for the stripper, a 4 3/4 straight tapered handle, cork reel seat with blued nickel silver cap & ring hardware stamped with Kusse's logo. Neatly inked above the grip is: "10th Anniversary Rod, #9100". All sections are straight and full length. The tag indicates this rod is made for #3 lines, is serial #8900, and weighs 1 1/4 oz.
The actual weight is 2.3 oz. The rod comes with its original bag, hang tag, and heavy walled all-brass tube. Ron Kusse was a member of the Catskill school of fly rod building who served as Vice President of the Leonard Rod Company during most of the 1970's.
He would later go on to build rods under his own name, rods that embody the hallmarks of eastern rodbuilding - swelled butts, fine tips, and crisp casting actions. Ron passed away in 2016 but his rods are still admired by collectors and bamboo fly rod aficionados.The item "RON KUSSE Magnum Opus 10th Anniversary Commemorative Bamboo Fly Rod" is in sale since Thursday, January 16, 2020. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Fishing\Rods\Fly Fishing Rods". The seller is "belleandme" and is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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