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Walton Powell - 'Ultimate' 7'4" / 8'4" Companion Rod

For sale here is a rare Walton Powell "Ultimate" companion rod in mint condition. The set consists of 2 butts and 3 identical tips, creating a 7'4" or 8'4" 2pc rod. Both configurations are best with a 5wt, in my hand. Walton Powell made 100 of these "Ultimate" series rods, built from 100 select culms of perfect Tonkin cane purchased in 1947. Each segment is made from a single culm to assure a true "smooth unity of action". The rods are medium tempered, semi-hollow and feature bright guides and ceramic stripping guides wrapped in transparent tan windings with hunter green tipping. Tan intermediates throughout. All sections are straight, full length and serialized (U#51). Bright ferrules fit perfectly and are witness marked for ease of alignment. The butt sections are scripted #51 of 100 and include the original owner’s name. Both grips are 6.25" long with bright, smooth cork. Up-locking reel seats over exotic wood spacers. The 7'4" configuration weighs 4.32oz and the 8'4" is 4.90oz. Both rods cast a DT5 beautifully, two excellent Walt Powell tapers in one deluxe package. These rods were Walt's last big project, and they are the culmination of many decades of hands-on experience in the rod business. This is *the* Walton Powell set to own. Sold in the original bag and deluxe leather tube with leather data plate including the rod number, original owner's name and Walton Powell's signature. (Photos include a scan of the original marketing flyer, courtesy of Rich Morrison)

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