Sold Out $850.00 US
For sale here is an impregnated Orvis Wes Jordan 7'6" 2/2 5wt bamboo rod. Serial no. 81274, made in 1977. The rod is in excellent+ original condition. The rod has been very well cared for. All sections are full length and straight.
Transparent caramel colored wraps. The varnish on the wraps remains in excellent condition. Bright guides. The script is as clean and bold as the day it was written. Along with the rod information, the original owner's name is also written. bronzed, ring hook keeper. Aluminum winding check. Cigar-style grip 6 1/2" in length with only light soiling. The grip features thumb and palm indentations. Aluminum down-locking reel seat over a lightly varnished walnut spacer. The spacer and seat are void of even the lightest wear. The original owner's name is stamped into the bottom of the butt cap. The blued step-down ferrules are size 12/64 with a great fit. The rod weighs a lean 3.80 oz. The medium-fast action is swift and very smooth with excellent recovery. A terrific all-around trout rod.
The rod includes the original green bag and leather tube that has developed a very handsome patina from age and use. Unfortunately, the cap for the tube has been lost. One could easily be made if one so desired. Don't miss out on this wonderful example of one of the best rods Orvis ever produced.