Orvis Salmon 9' Bamboo Rod

For sale here is an Orvis 9' 3/1 7-8wt impregnated bamboo salmon rod. Serial no. 13063. Made in 1952 by Cal Skinner and George Reid. The rod is in excellent condition though it does show some wear. The first guide up on the mid will need to be re-wrapped or re-varnished at some point. The upper wrap is beginning to crack.

The rod features handsome, darkly tempered cane with chestnut wraps. Bright guides. The script remains clean and bold. Aluminum winding check. Cigar grip 7 1/2" in length. Though soiled, the grip is void of any major defect. Aluminum down-locking reel seat. It appears that the rod accepted a fighting butt originally but has since been lost. The current butt cap is stuck in place. The ferrules are size 19/64 and 13/64 with a great fit. The rod weighs 7.80 oz. The action is medium-fast. 

Includes original bag and a replacement period-correct Orvis tube.