For sale here is a Gary Soeffker 8ft 3/2 5wt bamboo fly rod. Script reads "8'-208 #5"; additional inscription reads "4-89 .055". This is a very fine example of Gary's work in the late 80's with stunningly dark shafts, golden nodes and a nicely swelled butt. The rod remains in excellent+ original condition. Smooth, fast action rod that casts a DT5 line with great feel and authority. An unusual feature of this rod is the duronze ferrules made by Gary. It comes in the original hand made bag and brass capped tube and includes the original sculptured ferrule plugs.
Gary always sets as his goal to produce rod sections that are symmetrical in their bending properties. If all six strips are from the same culm, are perfectly equilateral and planed to the same exact taper the rod will have no spline. It will bend symmetrically about its neutral axis. This rod has those qualities.