Critchfield, Bill - 7'6" 4wt "Perfectionist" 2/2 Bamboo Rod

For sale here is a 7'6" 5wt 2/2 bamboo rod from Bill Critchfield, based on the Paul H. Young Perfectionist taper. Pleasantly flamed cane with lightly oxidized snake guides and banded agate stripping guide, wrapped in golden bronze windings. Tip tops are wrapped in gold/red for ease of rotation. 13/64 Swiss ferrules are blued and the fit is perfect. All sections are straight and full length. This is a 2021 build from Mr. Critchfield and the butt section features the makers signature, a serial number (0321-1), and the original owner's name. The rod is in near-mint condition and appears to have been lawn cast only. The Garrison-style hook keeper still has varnish in the window. All cork grip and reel seat with blued nickel silver cap & ring reel seat. I find the action on the medium side of medium fast, perfectly suited to a DT4. A very nice rod from a talented maker, complete with original bag and tube with data label.

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