For sale here is an early 8' 3-piece / 2-tip Phillipson Powr Pakt bamboo rod in very good used condition. Medium fast action for a 5 or 6wt line. All original, made in 1947 during the first year of production for the Phillipson Rod & Tackle Co. Medium tempered cane with oxidized guides wrapped in gold windings with black tipping. Nickel silver ferrules fit perfectly, all sections are full length and both tips have slight fishing sets. Black composite reel seat with bright aluminum hardware. The 6.5" full wells handle is soiled but smooth. A fine casting rod in the western tradition, and a very desirable length. Catalog weight is 4 1/4oz, but this one weighs just over 4.4oz on my scale. Sold in the original bag & tube with partial paper label affixed to the bottom.