For sale here is a James Rod Co. (Bob Hosack) Model 505, 7'9" 2/2 5wt bamboo rod in excellent used condition. Blonde cane with dark snake guides and carbide stripping guide, wrapped in golden yellow windings. All sections are straight, full length & serialized. 14/64 Swiss-style ferrules fit perfectly, and the female is fitted with a brass & cork ferrule plug. Strap & ring hook keeper with knurled winding check. 5.5" cork grip is smooth and lightly soiled. Slide band reel seat over mortised burl spacer. The butt has "505 - James" inlaid in bone. A terrific 5wt, on the faster side of medium fast. Bob's introduction to cane rods came in the 1970's at the Jenkins rod shop in Denver. His finishes are superb, and his understanding of rod tapers is evident in the final product. Sold in the original bag and brass capped tube with rod data engraved on the cap. From the collection of Per G. Brandin.
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