It's particularly beautiful and I can verify that all three pieces of this rod have that hue in the sun. As for action, this is a delightful rod.It has the wonderful Tom Morgan rod quality of being both precise/accurate as well as gentle and delicate when you want it to be. Is one of the most versatile trout rods you can own. In my experience with this rod it will cast 60' with relative ease (and I'm a better in-close caster). I really liked 4wt Mastery Trout on it. It protects 7x tippet really well and I wouldn't be afraid to throw a hopper (size 10 lets say) on it at all.
The 3 piece design is a plus as the rod fits into a 36 rod tube. Many of the Loomis era rods had older style (pre-German nickel) reel seats. This has a beautiful German nickel reel seat. This rod also sports the desirable Zebrawood insert with nice figure.This reel seat is up-locking with the exposed hood that Winston's first up-locking reel seats have. I found a Hardy Marquis 5 5.0oz. With the line was a perfect balance for the rod. The condition is incredible for it's age (about 25 years old). The tube is in good shape. The rod sock is crisp and clean. Even the writing on the cap is in great shape. The cork shows some color from honest use but is in lovely shape. There is slight discoloration on the reel seat. I'd call it patina. The sections fit with proper gap at the spigot ferrules (about 1/4 - 1/3) each. Please let me know if you have any questions about this beautiful IM6 Winston! The item "Winston IM6 Graphite Fly Rod.
864-3 (LOOMIS ERA) with Tube & Bag" is in sale since Wednesday, March 18, 2020. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Fishing\Rods\Fly Fishing Rods". The seller is "dewit_pete" and is located in Columbus, Ohio. 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, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.
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