For sale here is an 8'6" 2-piece / single tip 6wt hollow built rod from Wayne Maca of Beaverhead Rods. Excellent used condition with one condition note: the agate stripping guide is cracked in 4 places, one of which is slightly chipped. The next owner should consider having this agate guide replaced. The rod features medium flamed cane with 2x2 nodes and snake guides wrapped in chocolate brown windings. Both sections are straight and full length, and the carbon fiber ferrules fit perfectly. 6.25" grip is clean and smooth, and the rod it fitted with a black up-locking reel seat over light wood spacer. Semi-parabolic 6wt, on the faster side of medium fast. The rod does fine in close, but it really shines once you get 30-35' of line out. Maca's hollow building imparts a lightness and power that you must feel in your hands to understand. Overall weight is 3 7/8oz. Sold in the original bag and tube.
Maca's comments on this taper: "When it comes to me building a traditional feel into a bamboo rod this is about as close as I can get, (or would like to come) with my current building techniques. It's still powerful and accurate, but for my tastes is more of a rod that a lover of "traditional bamboo rods" would enjoy. Because of the inertial "swing weight" it is an overall slower casting (more parabolic) rod. Still able to cast extreme distances, dance a line above streamside willows, and cast short and sweet to a slowly sipping riser. The kind of rod one hands to a friend who has fished bamboo for years, and says, what do you think, while waiting for the widening of their eyes."
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