Carlin, Chris -- Steelhead Model 8'6 8wt Bamboo Rod

For sale here is a hollow-built Chris Carlin hex bamboo rod - 8'6" 3/2 for an 8 weight line. Steelhead Model St8683h. Serial no. 1705. The rod is in mint condition. All sections are full length and straight.

Mildly tempered cane with light brown wraps and gold tipping (Payne style). Oxidized guides. Mirror matched tips. High gloss spar varnish finish. Agate stripping guide. Garrison-style hook keeper. E.C. Powell-style full wells grip 6 1/2' in length. Bright aluminum down-locking reel seat over a cedar spacer with an oxidized nickel silver butt cap. The rod has a luxurious appearance without being to audacious or showy, reminiscent of the golden age of bamboo. The ferrules are size 13/64 and 19/64 with a perfect fit. The rod weighs in at 5.80 oz. The action is on the faster side of medium-fast. Includes the original bag and labeled tube.

Retail price for a new rod like this one is $1795. Snag this one for a slight discount!