Goodwin Granger - Deluxe Model 8040, 8' 3/2 Bamboo Fly Rod
For sale here is a Goodwin Granger 8040 Deluxe 3/2 bamboo fly rod. Mint restored condition, the rod recently received a masterful restoration by Scott Whitman. An early 5th-era Goodwin Granger rod with "Pat. Pending" up-locking reel seat, dating it to the mid-1930's. Caramel colored ammoniated cane wrapped in gold and variegated silks. The "Granger Deluxe" rubber stamp is intact and varnish is perfect throughout. Nickel silver ferrules fit perfectly and are witness marked for ease of alignment. 6.5" western-style cork grip is clean and displays minor ridging. Up-locking reel seat works flawlessly. All sections are straight and full length. The 8040 taper is widely regarded as GG's best and the Deluxe is one of the most attractive grades. I find this rod to be a true 4/5 weight. A very scarce configuration in mint restored condition. Sold with original bag and replacement (Phillipson) aluminum tube.