For sale here is a Sweet Water Rods "Old Philosopher" bamboo rod (one of George Maurer's most popular rod models). 7'6" 2/2 for a five weight line. The rod's taper is influenced by the Paul Young Perfectionist in a five weight format. The rod is in near mint condition. Beautiful flame tempered cane, dark honey colored wraps with red tipping at the tip-tops and double bands at the winding check. 3 X 3 node spacing. Blued hardware throughout. Watermelon colored agate stripping guide. Handsomely swelled butt. Garrison-style grip with a slight taper towards the rear. Grip shows only the lightest of soiling. Blued cap and ring reel seat with a beautifully figured mortised walnut spacer. Swiss-style ferrules size 12/64, the fit is nice and tight as it should be. Rod weight 3 5/8 oz. The action is quite fast, a crisp, precise dry-fly rod with a parabolic taper. Includes original bag and green aluminum tube with fine brass fittings.
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