Orvis Wes Jordan 8 1/2' 5 1/8 oz. Bamboo Rod

For sale here is an impregnated Orvis "Wes Jordan" 8 1/2' 2/2 bamboo rod with a marked weight of 5 1/8 oz. Serial #66279. Made in July of 1972. The rod remains in excellent++ original condition. All sections are full length and straight. 

Darkly tempered cane with translucent caramel wraps. Bright guides. The script remains clean and bold as the day it was written. The script varnish, as well as the wrap varnish, is also in excellent condition. The cigar grip measures 6 5/8" in length and features a thumb and palm indentation; very mild soiling to the cork. Aluminum down-locking reel seat with a beautifully figured walnut spacer. Ferrule fit is perfect. Medium-fast action perfect for large dry flies, long casts, heavy winds, and streamers; your all-around big-water rod. Though marked as a 9wt, Orvis rods often do better with a line size or two down. I'd call this a true 7 weight rod. Original green bag and very fine leather tube with brass fittings. The original owner's name is on the rod as well as inscribed on the bottom of the butt cap.