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Reid, J.M. - Model 8983, 8'9" 3/2 8wt Spliced Joint Bamboo Rod

For sale here is an 8'9" 3/2 8wt hollow built, spliced joint bamboo rod from the bench of James Reid. Near mint condition, lawn cast only. 6-strip construction featuring flamed cane and 3x3 nodes. Dark snake & carbide guides wrapped in transparent brown windings with dark tipping. All sections are straight, full length and serialized (#1612). 6.5" grip is clean and smooth, and the rod is outfitted with black anodized hardware designed for the salt. 1 3/4" cork fighting butt is removable and can be swapped for black anodized button (included). Weight is 6.94oz with fighting butt attached (untaped). A powerful 8wt rod, although I suspect it will handle a 9wt as well. A nearly new rod from Mr. Reid, sold in the original bag and tube. Any new order will include a long wait, but this one is ready to ship. Here are the maker’s notes on the taper:

8982 8’9″ 8wt – Walden’s Steelhead Special
Out of the same mold as the 8052 and 7042 this is a very strong and versatile heavy line weight fly rod. An absolute rocket with a modern WF8 fly line and capable of casting shooting heads or specialty lines to 320 grains a very long way. A quick and powerful taper featuring a stiff butt and a decidedly tip/mid progressive flex while distributing the load effectively down the entire rod. A powerhouse of a rod with excellent feel and transmission of power through the cast. Equally at home lifting a long line or shooting through the wind. Designed for summer and fall steelhead this taper would make a great saltwater or pike/bass rod as well.

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