Takemoto Hollowbuilt Bamboo Rod - 8'4 3/2 4wt

For sale here we have a Takemoto 8'4" 3/2 4wt. Model 0403E. The rod is built with Hollow-T construction, three triangular voids leaving a T-shape. The rod is in mint condition. Dark straw colored cane with a matte oil finish. Transparent wraps with fine black tipping. Wraps at ferrules are a deep chocolate brown with a red tint, also with fine black tipping. Patent pending blued single wire/single foot line guides. Fiberglass ferrules, the female sleeves are jet black while the males are a magenta color. The fit is perfect. Swelled butt. Garrison-like grip with a more tapered nose. The 1/2" cork rings are of the highest quality. Blued nickel silver cap and ring reel seat with fine knurling. The mortised wood spacer is highly figured and quite handsome. The well thought-out and clean features give the rod a very elegant minimalist look. The action is full flexing (into the swelled butt) with strong and quick tips. The weight of the rod is 3.45 oz. Comes with original tube and bag with stiffening dowel and a 1" section of a hollow T blank demonstrating the construction of the rod. Takemoto is a rod maker to keep your eye on. Exceptional craftsmanship.