Bedford, Tim - Model 902618, 9' 3/2 Bamboo Salmon Rod

For sale here is a Tim Bedford model 902618, 9' 3-piece / 2-tip bamboo rod in excellent used condition. Medium tempered cane with resorcinol glue lines, heavy wire snake guides and carbide stripping guide. All sections are straight and full length. The oversized Swiss-style ferrules measure 26/64 and 18/64 across the male slides, and the butt-female is reinforced. Faded script on the butt section reads "Bedford 1978 - 902618 - L.D.G.". Bent wire hook keeper, 7" cork gril (soiled but smooth), and down-locking reel seat over dark wood spacer. The pocketed butt cap and removable fighting butt bears the maker's stamp. Strong, medium fast action, best with an 8wt. Tim Bedford was lifelong friends with Lyle Dickerson and purchased the Dickerson shop in 1972. Bedford made rods under his own name (mostly on Dickerson tapers) out of Oakland CA before the shop passed to Jim Schaff. This rod comes in the original bag and Champion tube. From the collection of Thomas H. Clark.

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