For sale here is a James Reid 8542F 8'5" 4wt 2/2 bamboo fly rod in a rarely seen ferruled configuration. The rod is in excellent+ condition. The rod is described as a "Light trout" model on Reid's website. The rod features medium-light colored cane with an impregnated finish. 3X3 node spacing. Olive colored wraps with black tipping. Blued hardware throughout. Salmon colored agate stripping guide. The grip shape is Reid's signature modified full wells style, sometimes described as "evening gown". The grip is in excellent shape with very little soiling. Nickel-silver cap and ring reel seat with a very handsome stacked, mortised bamboo spacer. The rod has an understated beauty, not at all flashy. The Swiss-style truncated ferrules are size 13/64. The fit is nice and tight as it should be. The action is on the faster side of medium-fast and the perfect balance of authority and delicacy, truly a well-rounded light trout rod. Serial number 1508; tips numbered 1 and 2. The rod weighs in at 4 1/4 oz. Comes with original J.M. Reid embroidered rod bag, and original rod tube with label. An outstanding trout rod from an exceptional modern maker.
James' wait list for a new rod is quite long, so don't miss out on this one!