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 #20013, 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" cork 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 bluing loss to the reel seat hardware, 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.