Howells, Gary -- 8'6 5wt Bamboo Rod

For sale here is a Gary Howells bamboo rod in excellent++ condition - 8 1/2 feet for a 5 weight in the standard 2/2 format, labeled 4 oz. Serial number 4623. The rod has been fished very sparingly and well taken care of. Carbide stripping guide, wrapped in brown thread with gold trim. Reverse half wells grip, uplocking aluminum reel seat with gorgeous zebrawood spacer. Includes original red bag and labeled aluminum tube. The label is in excellent condition as well.

According to Joe Beelart's book, Howells only made sixty nine 8 1/2' 5wt rods and of that number, less than twenty weighed 4 oz. like the one being offered here at Vintage Fly Tackle.