For sale here is a Jim Hidy hollowbuilt bamboo rod. Seven feet six inches in length, two sections with two tips, made for a four-weight fly line. Near mint condition with slight soiling of the grip (I can clean if desired). The varnish is flawless and all bluing remains on the hardware. Blonde cane, oxidized nickel silver micro ferrules, bright guides and tip tops, and n/s cap and ring reel seat. Brown silks with black tipping. Extremely smooth progressive action, casts very well with very little line out and holds plenty of reserve power for longer casts. I'd rate it on the medium side of medium-fast dry fly action. The rod weighs 3 3/8 oz. Original bag and tube.
Jim's rods are hand planed, hollow built into the tips, and exhibit some of the best cane work of any rod being made today. Jim's tapers have been tested and tweaked over the years as he states, "in laboratory conditions" at the casting ponds of the Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club. He hand turns his high-quality hardware fittings. His tapers and resulting rod actions are amongst the most coveted by fishermen worldwide.
Mr. Hidy's rods are rarely seen on the secondary market. He charges $3,300 for this model currently with a multi-year wait time. Don't let this one get away!