For sale here is an Omar Needham "Needham Special", 8' 2-piece / 2-tip, 6wt bamboo rod in very good original condition. Made from medium tempered cane with bright guides wrapped in transparent brown windings. All sections are straight & full length, and the 14/64 ferrules fit perfectly. U-shaped hook keeper, 6" cork grip is soiled but smooth, and the rod is fitted with an up-locking aluminum reel seat over fine wood spacer & matching wooden butt cap. A strong, positive action 6wt, made with big brook trout in mind. Omar Needham worked for Orvis in the late 1930's/early 1940's, alongside the more renown makers Wes Jordan and Harold "Pinky" Gillum. After leaving Orvis he continued making rods under his own name up in Rangeley Maine. He is thought to have made a few hundred rods total and they are cherished by those who own them. This one is sold in the original bag and a Peerless aluminum tube. From the collection of Thomas H. Clark.
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