Orvis Special 7 1/2' 5wt Bamboo Rod

For sale here is a rarely seen Orvis "Special" bamboo fly rod --7 1/2' 2/1 for a 5 weight line. Serial no. 27170. Made in 1960. The rod is in excellent condition showing light wear.

The varnish and wraps remain in great condition. Darkly tempered cane with burgundy wraps. The script is slightly worn as is the varnish covering it. U-shaped hook-keeper. The cigar grip 6" in length with only mild soiling. Aluminum down-locking reel seat with wear around on the butt cap. The Super-Z brand ferrules have a great fit. The rod weighs 4.25 oz. Medium-fast action. A great all-around rod and a tough one to find! Includes the original bag and tube with blue and gold foil label.