For sale here is an outstanding Marc Aroner 7'6 3/2 6wt Hunt Pattern Special bamboo rod. This rod is exquisitely crafted as are all of Marc's rods. This Hunt Special rod features "May Rose" wraps with full intermediates, oxidized nickel silver "Spinoza" step ferrules, oxidized guides and tip tops, a cigar grip, and a slide band over a gorgeous dark stained birds-eye maple spacer. The rod is in near mint condition, having been fished very sparingly. There are no marks in the varnish but a few tiny chips in the bluing on the ferrules. As close to perfect as one can get! It comes with its original bag and tube as well as cork and brass ferrule plugs. It weighs 4 1/4 oz. Powerful medium-fast to fast action. A great rod for bigger dry flies, windy days and/or big fish!
From Marc's website:
Named after famed salmon angler Richard Hunt, the Hunt Pattern legacy reaches back to the 1920’s, when its namesake approached the Leonard Rod asking for a model darker than the traditional blonde cane. Leonard responded by staining Mr. Hunt’s fly rod to a dark, rich mahogany and oxidizing the ferrules – a look that would go on to become one of the company’s most popular in the prewar years. Decades later, under the leadership of Tom Maxwell, Leonard would reprise the Hunt Pattern model, this time by flaming the bamboo in the culm to produce the trademark color. My own Hunt Pattern is a more contemporary variation of the Leonard classic. Though cut on the same Leonard beveler, I have improved and modernized the tapers over the years to bring them more in line with the needs of modern anglers. The Hunt Pattern comes with a dark cherry root burl spacer and red wraps, and boasts a slightly faster action than my other models on account of the flaming and heat-treating process. From small spring creeks to big Western freestones, this model has long been a favorite of discriminating anglers.