Karstetter, Marty - 8'6" 2/2 5wt Hollow Built Bamboo Fly Rod
For sale here is an 8'6" 2-piece / 2-tip 5wt hollow built bamboo rod made by Marty Karstetter. Serial #19913, excellent used condition. Featuring medium tempered cane with 2x2 nodes, oxidized snake guides and red agate stripper wrapped in transparent toffee colored windings & chestnut accents. Truncated Swiss ferrules are blued and the fit is perfect. All sections are straight and full length. 6" grip with cap & ring reel seat over walnut spacer. The butt cap reads "Marty Karstetter - Maker". A very well cared for rod, signs of use are limited to some blueing loss to the reel seat hardware and the female ferrule welt, along with some light soiling to the grip. 3 5/8oz scripted weight, although it's just a hair over that on my scale. Medium fast action, with a powerful butt and fine tips. Just a fantastic 5wt taper. Sold in original bag and tube with Karstetter decal.