Maurer, George (Sweetwater Rods) "Queen of the Waters" 8' 4wt bamboo rod

For sale here is a George Maurer bamboo rod. This model was dubbed "Queen of the Waters". According to Maurer's catalog, the rod is "A crisp caster with the reach and backbone to handle larger fish, this is the rod that Len Codella said was 'the best 8' 4wt made.' Many people asked me for a longer version of the Perfectionist taper. This is it.  Will fish anything." 8' 2/2 for a 4 weight line. Near mint condition. All rod sections and straight and full-length. Oxidized cap and ring reel seat over a gorgeous wood spacer. Cigar grip. The rod weighs 4 1/8 oz. with size 14/64 Super-Z type ferrules. Medium fast parabolic action. A delightful rod from a great maker who unfortunately is no longer with us.