For sale here is a 9' 2-piece 5wt graphite rod, make by W.S. (Bill) Franke. Built on a dark bronze sanded blank, with bright snake guides wrapped in crimson thread with gold tipping and gold witness marks at the ferrules. Strap and ring hook keeper with 6.5" western style cork grip and up-locking nickel silver reel seat over fine burl spacer. A strong 5wt, I like it with a DT6 as well. Sold with original brass capped tube and sock.
Bill Franke is perhaps best remembered as the creator of the "One-Pfoot" line of replacement parts for Medalist reels, though he was a talented rod builder as well, selling rods out of his shop in N. Conway, NH.
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