For sale here is a Jim Hidy hollowbuilt bamboo rod. Eight feet six inches in length, three sections with two tips, made for a five-weight fly line. This one has never been fished, is in like new condition, having been lawn cast only. Nickel silver truncated ferrules, oxidized fittings, and 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. Suitable for wet or dry fly fishing. A great roll-caster also! The rod weighs 3 3/4 oz.
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. Don't let this one get away!