Edwards, E.W. - De Luxe 7' 2/2 Bamboo Rod - Signed! (A&I)
For sale here is an extraordinarily scarce 7' E.W. Edwards De Luxe bamboo rod, made for Abbey & Imbrie during the Mt. Carmel era. 2-piece / 2-tip configuration, the rod has been masterfully restored by the able hands of Steve Blake. Excellent care and attention was taken in the preservation and restoration of this rod. The cane & hardware are original, and the yellowed signature and A&I decal are expertly preserved. The rod features medium flamed cane with honey brown windings and gold tipping, snake guides, tangerine agate stripping guide, and strap & ring hook keeper. 11/64 step-down ferrules fit perfectly and all sections are straight & full length. Cigar cork grip measures 4.5" from the top of the winding check to the base of the cork check, and the cork displays some slight ridging. Nickel silver cap and ring over mortised wood spacer. The butt cap has the slightest bit of rotation on its pin. I find it to be a true 4wt. Crisp, medium fast action, light in the hand; a supreme blend of power and delicacy. A fantastic dry fly rod. Sold in replacement bag and tube.