Orvis Model 99 8'6 6wt Bamboo Rod

For sale here is an impregnated Orvis "99" 8'6" 2/1 6wt bamboo rod. Serial #34280, built in 1963. Rod is in excellent original condition with a few exceptions, the top guide on the butt section has been re-wrapped as well as the second guide from the tip-top. All sections are full length and straight. Dark tempered cane with Chinese red wraps. The script remains clean and bold. The cigar grip is very finely ridged and has been touched up with filler. Aluminum down-locking reel seat over a walnut spacer. The seat remains in excellent condition void of scratches or dents. The Super-Z ferrules are size 15/64 with a nice, tight fit. The rod weighs 5 3/8 oz. The rod has a powerful medium-fast action, perfect for streamers, big bushy dry-flies, or nymphing. An excellent all-around trout rod for when the 5wt won't cut it. The label lists the rod as a 7wt though a line size down on older Orvis rods usually performs best. Comes with the original tube with the label retained and the original bag.