Heddon -- "Special" 8' 5wt Bamboo Fly Rod

For sale here we have a Heddon "Special" 8' 5wt 2/2 bamboo rod. The rod is in very good+ original condition. The varnish has become a bit soft in spots, though these spots have hardened since being in Colorado and this can most likely be polished out. This is very common with original Heddons. All sections are full length with a slight fishing set in one of the tips. Tempered browntone cane. Dark brown silks with bronze tipping. Blued guides and ferrules. Hook keeper. Beautiful, dramatically swelled butt. Modified full wells grip with a thumb indentation. Grip is soiled but in great shape, no ridging or other damage. Classic aluminum down-locking Heddon reel seat with fine wood spacer and the often missing butt cap. The rod has a crisp dry-fly action on the faster side of medium-fast. The rod weighs 4 oz. Ferrule size 12/64, the fit is nice and tight. Includes a replacement bag and a replacement Champion tube that is a few inches longer than the rod.