For sale here we have a beautiful Takemoto 8'6" 3/2 5wt. Model no. 0303D. The rod is built with a "Hollow T" construction, three triangular voids leaving an interior 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. A full wells grip with very little taper and reminiscent of an E.C. Powell grip. The 1/2" cork rings are of the highest quality. Blued nickel silver cap and ring reel seat with fine knurling. The mortised burl wood spacer is highly figured and stunning in appearance. The well thought out and clean features give the rod a very elegant, minimalist look. The action is a very nice full flexing medium-fast. The rod can be felt flexing into the swelled butt. The rod weighs a lean 3.80 oz. Comes with original tube and bag with dowell stiffening rod 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.