Sold Out $950.00 US
For sale here is an impregnated Orvis Wes Jordan -- 7'6" 2/2 5wt bamboo rod. Serial no. 66715. Made in 1972 by Ron White, Wes Jordan's successor. The rod remains in near mint condition. All sections are full length and straight.
The rod features a slightly lighter tone of bamboo than usually seen on older Orvis rods. Transparent mahogany wraps with bright stainless guides. Carbaloy strippers. The script remains clean and bold, void of any defects in the varnish overcoat. The original owner's name is printed along with the usual rod information. Cigar grip 6 1/2" in length with only light soiling. Bright aluminum down-locking reel seat over a walnut spacer. The owner's initials are stamped into the bottom of the butt cap. The blued nickel silver ferrules are size 12/64 with an excellent fit. The rod weighs 3.80 oz. The action is a classic medium-fast well suited for almost any trout situation. Although marked for a 6 weight line a 5 weight is a better match. Includes the original green bag and original leather tube with a great patina. Don't miss out on this wonderful example of a Wes Jordan, one of the best models ever produced by Orvis.