Orvis - C.F. Orvis 125, 8' 3/2 6wt Impregnated Bamboo Rod

For sale here is a C.F. Orvis "125" 8' 3/2 6wt impregnated bamboo rod in very good used condition. #86463, made around 1984/85. The rod appears unfished but was stored in an unregulated environment which left a fair amount of patina on the nickel silver parts. I gently polished some of the nickel silver furniture although the next owner may wish to go further. Built on a medium toned impregnated blank with bright guides wrapped in transparent tan windings with darker brown tipping. All sections are straight, full length and serialized. The 10/64 & 16/64 ferrules fit perfectly. The chrome plating on the tip tops is corroding a bit, although they could be fished as-is. All script remains clear and bold, and the original owner's name is inked on the butt. Strap & ring hook keeper, 6.5" cork grip (bright and smooth), and up-locking nickel silver reel seat over fine wood spacer. The Orvis logo is stamped in the screw collar. Scripted weight is 4 3/8oz but my scale reads just under 5oz. Medium fast action, rated as a 6wt but it casts a 5wt just fine. The larger ferrule plug is present, but the cork is gone, and the smaller ferrule plug is missing. The "125" models were higher grade rods produced for Orvis' 125th anniversary starting in 1981. Only a limited number of these anniversary rods were produced, and they don't turn up very often. This one shows its age due to how it was stored but remains essentially unused. Sold in the original tan print bag and leather clad aluminum tube (broken strap) with the original owner's initials on a brass plate.

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