Montagne, Mike - 'Prototype Masters' 8'3" 2/2 6-7wt R-Quad Bamboo Rod
For sale here is a very scarce Mike Montagne "Prototype Masters 67", 8'3" 2/2, 6-7wt bamboo rod. Hollowbuilt, rectangular quadrate design. Lightly tempered cane, carbide stripping guides and hard chrome snake guides throughout. Wraps are white silk (clear) with black ferrule wraps and crimson accents. Sections are straight and full length, ferrules fit perfectly, and the female is fitted with a machined ferrule plug. The butt is inked "Prototype Masters 67 - 3269 - 3/3" with the makers signature on the opposing flat. Bent wire hook keeper, 6" cork grip is slightly soiled with a hint of ridging on a few of the rings near the top. The rod section extends through the grip and the uplocking aluminum reel seat is affixed to the end of the bamboo section. Per Brandin fixed an open glue line on the butt section many years ago, although after looking at the rod under magnification neither of us can definitively say where. Very fast action, I prefer it with a WF7F, although these rods were made to cast shooting heads of various weights. Montagne rods have enjoyed a well-deserved cult following, and many of the design elements can be seen nowhere else. They are purpose built for performance, with ultra-responsive actions and rapid recovery. Never made in great numbers, his rods rarely come to market. Don't miss this opportunity. Sold in the original blue signature rod sock and powder coated tube with engraved brass cap. From the collection of Per G. Brandin.
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