For sale here is an impregnated Orvis "Salmon" 9' 3/2 8wt bamboo rod. Serial #23893 made in 1958. The rod is in excellent original condition. All sections are full length with a set in one tip.
The rod features moderately tempered cane with caramel colored guides. The script remains clean and bold. The cigar-style grip is 7" in length with moderate soiling and light ridging. Down-locking nickel silver reel seat with a removable fighting butt. The fighting butt is 5" in length and remains in excellent condition. The ferrules are size 19/64 and 13/64 with an excellent fit. The rod weighs 8.20 oz. without the fighting butt, and 9.55 oz. with. The action is medium-fast. Includes original bag with a separate sleeve for the fighting butt and tube with the label 90% remaining.