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

For sale here we have a Takemoto 8' 2/2 4wt. Model 09611K. The rod is built with Hollow-T construction, three triangular voids leaving a T-shape. Included with the rod are two small sections of hollow-t blank to demonstrate the hollowing architecture. The rod is near mint condition. The only reason for not being considered mint are a few very fine marks in the finish near the script. All sections are arrow straight.

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. Unique 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 6" in length. The 1/2" cork rings are of the highest quality. Finely machined blued nickel silver cap and ring reel seat. The mortised burl 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) medium-fast with strong and quick tips. The weight of the rod is a svelte 3 oz. Comes with original tube and bag with stiffening dowel. Takemoto is a rod maker to keep your eye on. Exceptional craftsmanship with a unique style separating him from the pack.

Take-san kindly donated this rod to the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum.

Proceeds from this sale directly benefit the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum (CFFCM). Please support this fine organization that is doing such an honorable job of preserving the heritage of fly-fishing in general as well as the bamboo rod building tradition for current and future generations! Please become a member of the CFFCM. A very reasonable membership fee helps out greatly on many fronts. Thanks very much for your support!

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