Kustin, Barry -- "The Meridian" 8' 5-6wt Bamboo Fly Rod

For sale here is a Barry Kustin "The Meridian" 8' 5-6wt bamboo fly rod. Kustin built his rods with graphite laminated to the inside of the bamboo strips, quite a unique approach. Two pieces with two tips. The rod is in excellent condition. All sections are full length and straight with no repairs and none needed. Mottle-flamed blank gives a striking appearance. Translucent golden wraps with black tipping. Lovely swelled butt that is quite long. Cigar grip only lightly soiled. Nickel silver down-locking reel seat with a fine wood spacer. Bronze colored Swiss style ferrules size 13/64. The fit is nice and tight. Wooden ferrule plug. Medium-fast action. The rod weighs 4.95 oz. Rod includes original bag with small pouch for holding ferrule plug when not in use, original tube with brass fittings, and literature from the maker.