Here we have a 7'9" 2/2 5wt bamboo rod from the able hands of Rob Hoffhines. Serial no. 516. Like new condition. The rod was built in late 2016. Darkly flamed with 2x2 node spacing. The wraps are a translucent candy apple red with a fine salmon colored tipping. Black and salmon tipping at the winding check, signature wrap, and male ferrules. Oxidized hardware. Salmon colored agate stripping guide. Sculpted nickel silver hexagonal winding check. Hybrid cigar-western style grip. Nickel silver up-locking reel seat with a beautifully figured burlwood spacer. Swiss style ferrules with an excellent fit. The rod weighs 4.20 oz. Swift action on the faster side of medium-fast. A nice balance of authority and agility. John Gierach describes a 7'9" 5wt bamboo fly rod as the perfect tool for the average trout stream. Includes original bag and labeled aluminum tube with brass fittings.