Dickerson, Lyle -- Model 901812-C Bamboo Rod

For sale here is an original Lyle Dickerson Model 901812 bamboo rod. 9', 3/2 for a 7 weight line. Excellent+ original condition. All sections are full-length and dead straight. No prior repairs. There were 74 of this model built according to the Dickerson ledger with only 23 known to exist when the Dickerson book was published. The rod weighs 5 3/8 oz. Slightly tapered cigar grip with down-locking hardware and walnut insert. Original brown silk thread wraps with black edging. Blued nickel silver ferrules and guides. Typical Dickerson loop to loop style hookkeeper. No winding check. Classic 3x3 Dickerson node pattern on the tips but more of a staggered 3x3 node pattern on the butt and mid sections, definitely not random though. The ferrule fit is better than expected. The grip is soiled and has obviously been cleaned in the past but is very solid. Varnish is still in excellent condition. Comes with original fold-over bag with model designation in Dickerson's handwriting, and original brass-capped tube.

As always, all responsible offers will be considered. If you have any questions, please contact me.