Howells, Gary -- 8' 5wt Bamboo Rod

For sale here is a Gary Howells 8' 5wt 2/2 bamboo rod with a labeled weight of 3 3/4 oz. Serial no. 5309. The rod is in excellent+ original condition. All sections are full length and straight. Copper colored silks with gold trim. Ring hook-keeper. Aluminum up-locking reel seat with a fine wood spacer. There is a slight scratch on the bottom of the aluminum reel seat barrel. Ferrule fit is excellent. Classic Howells action on the medium side of medium fast, with thin tips well suited for dry fly fishing. Actual weight is 3.90 oz. Original bag and labeled tube.

A couple of notes about the photos: a) The red stuff in the reel seat threads is red bag fuzz. I removed it after taking the photos. b) The prior owner polished the rod leaving a bit of polish residue around the snake guides. I've since cleaned that up and it is no longer there. I've included the last photo to show one cleaned and one before I cleaned it.