For sale here is a Russ Peak 8' 3/2 5wt bamboo rod in excellent original condition. Russ Peak is best known for his work in fiberglass and graphite, although he produced a few bamboo rods early in his career as a rod maker. This one bears serial # 443 and the original owners name & address on the butt section. The rod is also signed "by Russell J Peak". Built on a medium tempered blank with oxidized snake guides and hard chrome stripping guide. Golden brown wraps with wind-away accents and white tipping at each guide, and black & white accent wraps at the ferrules and signature. 7.5" cork grip is smooth and lightly soiled, and the rod is fitted with an up-locking aluminum reel seat. The sections are straight and full length, and the ferrules fit perfectly. Tip tops are different styles but appear to be original. Weight is 5.08oz. Medium fast action, best with a DT5 or WF6. Russ Peak's foray into bamboo was short lived prior to making glass full time. Very few of these rods exist, and this may be the nicest you'll see. Sold in the original corduroy bag and champion style tube. From the collection of Thomas H. Clark.
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