Winston, R.L. -- 7'9 2/2 5wt Bamboo Rod

For sale here is a Glenn Brackett made R.L. Winston Rod Co. 7'9" 2/2 5wt bamboo rod. Serial #3845 with a marked weight of 3 5/8 oz. Excellent condition. All sections are full length and free of repairs. Slight sets in the tips.

Honey-colored guides and oxblood tipping. Tangerine colored agate stripping guide. The tips are numbered for convenience. Ring hook keeper. Bamboo winding check. Unique E.C. Powell-style grip 6 1/2" in length with light soiling. Bright nickel silver down-locking reel seat over a beautiful mortised wood spacer. The Duronze ferrules are size 13/64 with a great fit. The rod's actual weight is 3.90 oz. The action is medium-fast with excellent recovery. The gradually swelled butt provides ample strength and authority while the thin tips allow for delicacy, finesse, and tippet protection. This 7'9" Winston is arguably in the running for the perfect all-around trout rod. John Gierach makes the argument for the 7'9" 5wt for the perfect trout rod in several of his books. 

Comes with original Winston bag and tube.