Orvis - Deluxe 6'6" 2/2 6wt Bamboo Rod
For sale here is an Orvis Deluxe 6'6" 2-piece / 2-tip bamboo rod in very good used condition. Built on a medium tempered impregnated blank, serial #35698, made in 1963. All sections are full length & serialized, and both tips show just the faintest casting sweeps. Blued guides wrapped in transparent caramel windings. 11/64 ferrules fit perfectly and show some blueing lost from honest use. Two notes I have are 1) one tip has lost it's moisture plug (does not affect ferrule fit), and 2) the serial number on the butt appears to have been re-written at some point, though the rest of the butt section appears all original. The script on the butt reads "Orvis Impregnated - Deluxe", and the script remains fairly bold. 4" superfine grip with dual slide band reel seat over cork. The reel seat has the standard slide band wear and the grip shows some light ridging, it may have been cleaned at some point. Stated and actual weight is 2 1/4oz. The action is medium fast, and like many Orvis bamboo rods, I prefer it with a WF5 over a 6wt. Sold in original aluminum tube with slightly faded blue & white label.