Hawes 8'6 Bamboo Rod

For sale here is a Hawes bamboo fly rod made in 1912 for Abercrombie & Fitch. Measuring 8'6", three pieces with two tips. The rod weighs 4 3/8 oz and casts nicely with a 5wt line. The rod is in good refinished condition. The cane is a blonde straw color though the mid and half of one tip are darker. Both tips are short and one of the tip tops is a bit mangled. The ferrules are clicking. Oil matte finish with bright red silks and full intermediates, reminiscent of a Hunt pattern. Reverse-twist English guides, quite small to accommodate the use of a silk line. Cigar grip 4 3/4" in length. The grip is in lightly ridged and there is a small area at the base where filler has been used to fill a hook gouge. Nickel-silver cap and ring reel seat. Stamped on the reel seat is Hawes and Co. as well as "Abercrombie & Fitch Sole Agents". Ferrule sizes 15/64 and 9/64. The fit is very nice. Medium-slow action representative of the fishing style of the day. Replacement bag and tube.