Maurer, George (Sweetwater Rods) "Trout Bum" 8' 6wt bamboo rod

For sale here is a George Maurer "Trout Bum" bamboo rod. 8' 2/2 for a  6 weight line. From the Sweetwater rod catalog, "The very first Trout Bum rod was shipped to John Gierach for testing, but was stolen en route. It was immortalized in his essay "Lost Rod" and has been a best seller ever since. A powerful, crisp rod for big flies, big fish and big waters." Near mint condition. All rod sections and straight and full-length. Down-locking nickel silver reel seat. Half wells grip. The rod weighs 5 1/2 oz. Medium fast parabolic action. A delightful rod from a great maker who unfortunately is no longer with us.