Orvis Madison 8' 4 3/8 oz. Bamboo Rod

For sale here is an impregnated Orvis Madison 8' 6-7wt bamboo rod with a labeled weight of 4 3/8 oz. Two sections with one tip. Serial #71705, made in 1973. The rod is in excellent original condition. All sections are full length and straight. Moderately dark browntone, tempered cane that highlights the grain and nodes of the rod. Chestnut brown wraps characteristic of Orvis rods. A few of the wraps could use some attention at some point in the future. The wrap on the first guide up from the ferrule on the tip section has began to crack and fray and would benefit from being re-wrapped. Bright guides. Script on the butt is fully intact. Cigar-style grip with a slender nose 6 1/2" in length. The grip is soiled but in otherwise great shape. Aluminum down-locking reel seat with a fine varnished wood spacer. The blued ferrules are size 13/64 and the fit is nice and tight as it should be. The actual weight on our digital scale is 4 1/2 oz. The rod is labeled as an 8wt (GBF), but a line size down is usually best with Orvis rods. With this rod, I would even venture to say a 6wt would be quite appropriate. The action is medium. Original green bag, and aluminum tube with green foil label are included with the rod. An excellent original do-all Orvis rod.