Kretchman, Fred - 7'6 5wt Bamboo Fly Rod

For sale here is a rod from the bench of F.D. (Fred) Kretchman - a 7'6" 3/2 5wt weighing 4 1/4 oz. and based on Lyle Dickerson's Model 761510 with slightly lighter tips. Serial no. 05-76-04. The rod is in excellent condition. All sections are full length and straight. Moderately tempered cane. Amber wraps with fine brown tipping. Blued guides. Agate stripper with ruby colored insert.  Ring hook-keeper. Nickel silver winding check with a fine rope pattern. Western-style grip is soiled but in excellent shape. Nickel silver sliding band reel seat with a beautiful snakewood spacer. Engraved on the butt cap, "F.D. Kretchman Rod Co." with a rod and line emblem. The blued ferrules are size 15/64 and 9/64, the fit is perfect. Handsome turned wood/cork ferrule plugs. Medium fast dry-fly action. Rod includes a fine embroidered wool linen bag and brown aluminum tube with brass fittings.