Jenkins, Charlie -- GA70L Bamboo Rod

For sale here is an early Charlie Jenkins bamboo rod - Model GA70L. 7 feet, 2/2 format for a 3 or 4 weight. Cigar cork grip. Nickel silver cap and ring over with the butt cap stamped "The Jenkins Rod". Payne-like brown thread wraps with gold edges. Blued nickel silver ferrules. Includes original cloth bag and labeled aluminum tube. The hookkeeper needs to be re-wrapped. Other than that, the wraps show a bit of age, but all of the guides and chrome tip tops are secure. This rod belongs to Ken Iwamasa and if you've ever fished with Ken, you probably know how many fish he catches. As a result, both tips have fishing sets that can be corrected under heat (by an experienced professional!). The grip is in fine shape still, just a bit soiled. A clean grip just wouldn't look consistent with the rest of the rod, so I left it the way it was. Cane is in great shape, there are no invisible wraps or delaminations. Varnish is still in fine shape. Rod weighs 3 1/4 oz and the ferrules are 14/64.