For sale here is a Gary Soeffker 7'9" two-piece bamboo fly rod for a five weight line. This is a very fine example of Gary's work in the early 90's with stunningly dark shafts, golden nodes and a nicely swelled butt. Medium fast dry fly action. The rod remains in excellent plus original condition. it weighs 4 3/4 oz. and has size 13/64 ferrules.
The inscription on the rod is complete, but the dark flaming makes you look for the inscription. It reads:
Designed and made for P.L. 'Rocky' Rognlie
7'9" '208' #5
3 '90 077
The rod was made for Rocky Rognlie, who passed away several years ago. Rocky was a Utah Assistant Attorney General and friend of Gary's. Gary built a few rods for Rocky and Rocky always 'egged' him on to make each one better. This was the last one he built for Rocky. It was built in 1990 and was the 77th rod of the '208' model. This rod has nickel silver hardware, the typical uplocking slide band with walnut that Gary made, and Al Bellinger took a liking to. Duronze ferrules, made by Gary, and wrapped female ferrule. Original tube and bag. Gary sews his own bags. The rod is very clean and an exceptional caster.