For sale here is a Bob Hosack 7'9" 2/2 4wt in mint, unfished condition. A new rod from the maker, serial #0323. Lightly tempered cane with oxidized guides and Mildrum stripping guide wrapped in light gold windings. All sections are straight, full length and serialized. Blued Swiss-style ferrules fit perfectly, and the female is fitted with a bone and cork ferrule plug. 6" cork grip (in the plastic), cap & ring reel seat over mortised wood spacer. Bright reel seat hardware with the maker's stamp on the base of the butt cap. A progressive 4wt on the faster side of medium fast. A pleasure to cast and a versatile taper. Bob's introduction to cane rods came in the 1970's at the Jenkins rod shop in Denver, and his experience shines through in this rod. The finishes are superb, and his understanding of rod tapers is evident in the final product. This is a new rod, packaged in a T6061 aluminum tube with machined brass cap and embroidered tube protector.
On the Model A05 series: "These are designed to be quick action rods. They are light in the hand and have very responsive tips. They generate faster line speeds and tighter loops which translates into a more accurate and delicate presentation of the fly in demanding situations. They are a fine "tool" to use when a premium is placed on the presentation of the fly, like when fishing spring creeks, or in any other situation where the fish are finicky, and everything has to be perfect"
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