Winston, R. L. - 8'6" 2/1 4 5/8oz (6wt) Bamboo Fly Rod
For sale here is a Lew Stoner-era Winston 8'6" 2-piece / 1-tip, 4 5/8oz bamboo rod in excellent used condition. Winston records show this rod was made in July 1951 (serial #7383), and is rated as a 6wt. Medium tempered cane with golden tan windings and crimson accents. Overwrapped Duronz ferrules fit perfectly. Strap & ring hook keeper with black bakelite winding check and soiled 6" half wells cork grip. Down-locking aluminum reel seat over bakelite spacer. The original owners name is factory scripted on the rod and the stated & actual weight is 4 5/8oz. A few guides are just barely loose from the cane, though all the guide wraps feel quite secure. This rod would benefit from a light overcoat, which would help re-secure the loose guides. Certainly fishable as-is,though the next owner may want to have the rod re-varnished at some point. Both sections are full length , and the tip section has a very slight fishing set. Another great San Francisco era Winston bamboo rod. Sold in Cal-Air tube (no label) and replacement rod sock.